Everyone wants a happy and successful life, and most only dream it, very few actually make efforts and make it a reality. Being happy and successful is not just for a few but for everyone, and everyone can have it with little changes in the lifestyle, attitude, and perseverance. Below are some time-tested principles for sustainable and healthy success.
Gratitude is the one thing that makes your past brilliant, your present happy and your future bright. Say “Thank You” to God every day you wake up and when you go to bed for the life God has given you. Gratitude is one of the most important components of reducing stress and anxiety. It helps the mind to focus on what’s working well and therefore see and create more opportunities which lead to success and happiness.
Too err is human, everyone makes mistakes and it’s something that can’t be avoided. You need to learn to forgive yourself to be happy. Do let go of the past failures and move forward that’s the only way you can remain fully focused on present challenges and possibilities. Holding on to things you regret or holding a grudge takes away mental peace. Forgiving others and yourself is deeply connected with emotional intelligence and understanding why a certain action was taken – or not, and developing empathy. So, learn to forgive and move on.
You have to take responsibility for your life no matter what happens. If you are accountable you are in control. The ego loves to blame others and outer circumstances for things that went wrong and loves being responsible for good results. So, level up your game in life and business by realizing that you are completely responsible for the outcomes you create. When you realize that you’re in control, it gives you the chance to change situations, take actions and turn things around and help you get happy and sustainable success.
Enjoy the Pursuit of Your Potential
Challenges make you grow, learn, go beyond your comfort zone and develop you into a newer and better version of yourself. Only reaching goal after goal on the search for fulfillment while feeling miserable between achievements will set you up for misery. Happiness lies in the pursuit, not in the outcome. So, enjoy the pursuit of your potential.
Detach Your Happiness from the Outcome
Learn to detach yourself from the outcome and enjoy the process. Successful people measure their results and have the tendency to tying their worth and outcomes closely together, which puts them on an emotional rollercoaster. Focus on your efforts and how you can congratulate yourself on them that would make you more satisfied and happy.
Be good enough to yourself and don’t feel of yourself as unworthy or not good enough when you don’t create results. Because you feel satisfied and happy when you prove to yourself and not the world, and when you know that you are working as much as you can to achieve your goals there is no reason to feel yourself as unworthy. Do not compare your success with others.
Get Past Your Ego
You need to switch your approach and go beyond reaching success in order to discover more fulfillment, happiness and emotional well-being! If you want to create resilience, sustainable performance and thrive, you have to let go of the idea that the outcomes you produce are making you happy. Rather the work you are doing to achieve those results are making you happy that you are trying your level best to achieve those results. Life is about experiences. Stop letting your ego stand in your way of feeling content and focus on how you can be grateful of your past, present and future. Gratitude is the feeling you want to carry with you no matter what. It’s the very feeling that makes you feel alive.
These simple principles if imbibed in life will give you better results, happiness, success and a healthy life.
Also published on Medium.