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Keys to Success and Living Your Dream

Life can be a struggle, but if you follow some basic rules, you can endure and not just survive, but thrive. When you have the right attitude and back it up with the right actions, you can see all your dreams fulfilled, and achieve success in your career and personal life. The advice below is key to surviving the storms,  and having success, peace, and joy.

Do the Right Thing

The worst bosses I’ve ever had were very unhappy inside, and sometimes didn’t even realize it. When someone lacks empathy and a conscience, they’ll do what they’ve always done and continue to eventually get (or lose) what they always got. They will probably never pick up the mirror because their hands are busy pointing fingers and playing victim. Don’t stoop to their level, move on to bigger and better things. Doing the right thing is tough when things aren’t going right. That’s the test. Doing the right thing even when you don’t want to and life seems so unfair is the true test of character. I see people who do this end up getting rewarded for it in many ways. It’s not usually immediately, success may be well in the future. Doing the wrong thing will eventually catch up to you, often in very unexpected ways and times.

Never Give Up

It only takes one good thing to happen one day and your whole life can change. Don’t give up the day before the miracle happens. Tough times don’t last, tough people do. It seems to happen for me when I’ve been pushed to my limit, am at the end of my rope, and feel I have no more rope left to tie knots in. I recently went through two solid years of constant struggles before everything finally turned around. Everything looked bleak as far as my career, relationships, and health. The boyfriend I was unhappy with turned psycho stalker after the breakup, a cancer scare compounded a bothersome health issue. It was raging drama. It seemed I had to fight against everything at once. I did what I had to do though, no matter how many calls and consultations it took. I now have a tiny scar that’s barely noticeable on the outside, but refused to be scarred on the inside, and am happier than I’ve been in years. Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.

Don’t Settle

People who achieve great things in life have big dreams. Many of us are only limited by our own faith, imagination, and efforts. I’ve heard all types of excuses about obstacles people face in life. Take a look at double leg amputees who run races and all the now famous people who ignored hundreds of rejection letters and failures. They all had the necessary faith and persistence to follow their dreams.

Don’t Let Bad Times Make You a Negative Person/Victim

I was very angry at the man who stalked and harassed me after our breakup. However, once I cooled off, I realized I needed to let go of the anger for my own emotional well-being. Unfortunately, he ignored many warnings and made me use the justice system to force him to leave me alone. But I decided it wasn’t my place to take vengeance, I left that to karma. How people treat you is their karma, how you react is yours. I dropped the charge to a misdemeanor and asked that any jail time be served to allow him to keep his job. I didn’t do it expecting him to be grateful, he won’t be. I did it for myself so that I could feel good about doing the right thing. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. It’s not about the other person being deserving of forgiveness, it’s about you deserving peace. Resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to get ill. A negative mind will never give you a positive life. Positive thoughts attract positive things and negative thoughts attract negative things in your life.

Don’t Look Back

We need to learn from our mistakes and move on. Keep in mind the lessons you need to not forget and forget the rest. You know you’re on the right path when you become uninterested in looking back. I try to help others by sharing my struggles, and by writing about it here, I am now free to formally close one chapter and embrace the next fully.

Business Success – You Have No Excuses

Business success and personal successThere are millions of pages written about how to succeed. Giving personal or business success tips and advice is profitable business for many consultants, coaches, trainers, and the like. I’m going to give you a very simple key to success for free – YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES. That’s it. Sure, I may not have what it takes to be a champion sumo wrestler or top male model (especially being a petite female). However, I believe we all have SOMETHING we’re good at. The problem is, some people haven’t figured out what it is, are pursuing the wrong thing, or just don’t have enough faith, patience, and dedication to be true to themselves and pursue it. Here are my suggestions on how to live a more fulfilled life.

Keys to Success and Happiness

Self-awareness – To find your true calling, you need to be in touch with yourself and what brings you a sense of fulfillment. It may involve helping others, creating something useful or appealing to the senses, fixing/improving things, or expressing creativity. Whatever it is, it’s usually something that puts you in a natural flow with the universe, in which you lose a sense of time and the stresses and cares that plague your mind. I’m not talking about tuning out in front of the tv, but actively doing something you enjoy. If you’re stuck, think back on what you did or hated to do as a small child. That may give you clues about what you are good at, or what you aren’t.

  1. Quit making money the primary objective. If money is the means AND the end, you won’t be truly happy. Having money is great, but there are plenty of miserable rich people trying to acquire happiness through “things”, only to find them a temporary pleasure that lose their sparkle after a while. Then they’re constantly pursuing the next thing in an attempt to fill the unhappy void that can never truly be filled with things. Happiness is a state of mind, and if you make up your mind to be happy, being broke won’t stop you. Believing “I’ll be happy when (fill in the blank)” sets yourself up to be unhappy. When you’re doing what you’re meant to do, you can find a way to make money doing it.
  1. Believe in yourself – Lots of now famous people were rejected countless times before becoming successful. Don’t let others define you. You need confidence in yourself, along with the passion and faith, to stay patient and driven toward getting your goals met. I can think of some people that really aren’t “all that” in my opinion, but have been wildly successful at convincing others they are, simply based on how they present themselves.

All of the above relates to my basic advice about the need to stop making excuses. “I don’t have the money to (blank)”, “I’m not (blank) enough”, “I’m not good at (blank)”. These are all excuses. If you think I’m full of crap and need some examples, think about the people with severe physical handicaps who’ve achieve great feats and live happy lives. Watch this video if you need a reminder about the power of a “can do” attitude:


If you still think you have an excuse for not achieving your dreams, please share. I’m good at debating. I’ll be happy to succeed in winning our argument.;-)