Stop Worrying, Start Living (and How to Be Successful)
“Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.” ~Mary (Mrs. Ernest) Hemingway
Worrying can have harmful effects on our lives. There really is no solution when you worry, it only creates more problems in the long run. Consider these questions to analyze the situation at hand in order to minimize worry.
- What is the problem?
- What are the causes of the problem?
- What are the possible solutions?
- What is the best solution?
How to Be Successful
10 Steps To A Successful Life
1. MAKE YOUR INTUITION YOUR ALLY
How does your intuition speak to you? Do you receive information in words, feelings, a body sensation? Do you just know? Ask your intuition questions and pay attention to the answers and act on the information you receive.
2. WHAT ARE YOU ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT?
The root of the word enthusiasm is entheos. It literally means “God Within.” Just think, when you feel enthusiastic about your dreams it means that God is speaking through you and saying “yes” to your goals! The feeling of enthusiasm is one of the ways your intuition speaks to you. What makes you excited, happy, delighted? What do you look forward to each day? Do more of it!
3. BE CLEAR ABOUT YOUR GOALS
We are often quite clear about what we don’t want. Spend time thinking about what you do want. What does your ideal life look like? Draw pictures or cut out scenes from magazines that illustrate the life you want to create. Write in your journal, envision. Spend time each day imagining your ideal life. Envision the details of that life. Imagine you are living it now. What are you wearing? What are you feeling? Who are the people around you? The power is within your mind and heart to bring forth the new life you desire.
4. SPEND TIME IN PRAYER AND MEDITATION
Answers often come to life’s questions through self- reflection. Prayer and meditation are two ways we have of slowing down enough to listen to the still, quiet voice of our Higher Self. Remember that the answers don’t always pop into your mind fully formed as you meditate or pray. You may find them slowly evolving into your consciousness over several days or weeks as you ask for insight.
5. CREATE POSITIVE SELF TALK
Pay attention to what you tell yourself about yourself and your life. If the general tone is hopeful and positive you feel better and are more optimistic. William James said, “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”. It’s easier to create a life you love when you give yourself affirmative messages.
6. PRACTICE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
Research has shown that the happiest people are the ones who have gratitude for all that they have despite their circumstances. You don’t have to postpone happiness until you have achieved all your goals. Joy is an inside job. In the Talmud it says, “In the world to come each of us will be called to account for all the good things God put on this earth which we refused to enjoy.” Learn to appreciate the unfolding process of your life, not just the realization of your dreams.
7. TAKE ACTION
People often get stuck because they can’t figure out how to get from Point A to Point Z. What is one thing you could do that would be a next step? Take a class, talk to a friend, read a book on a topic of interest, learn a new skill. Take action on what feels exciting to you.
8. LOOK FOR COINCIDENCES AND SYNCHRONICITIES
It has been said that coincidences are God’s way of remaining anonymous. We often have serendipity occurring in our lives as a way to show us we are on the right path. As you trust your intuitive knowing you’ll find these synchronicities occurring more often.
9. KNOW THAT THERE WILL BE EBBS AND FLOWS
We often reach success through a series of ups and downs. When you are in a “down” place and feeling stuck, know that it won’t last forever. Find some ways to enjoy your life despite the lull and continue to focus on what you want.
10. TRUST IN DIVINE ORDER
Maybe you’re beginning to feel as Mother Theresa once did when she said, “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” The Universe has a perfect plan for your growth and unfolding as a human being. As you learn to be guided by your intuition you’re beginning to act on this wisdom from the Universe.