Life can come with many crossroads, tough decisions, choices and some dark days. It throws some curve balls here and there and it truly does test your true testament of life, as well as your willpower to keep moving forward and fighting for what you believe in.
It’s all about taking control of your destiny and believing in yourself. Don’t give up and don’t give in. Your life isn’t behind you; your memories are behind you. Your life is always right here, right now. Seize it! Choose to let each of your experiences today be a gateway to an even brighter tomorrow.
Here are the 10 things you should never stop doing in your life no matter what.
1. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best.
Your peace of mind is everything and we would expect that within your mind you only want the best for yourself within every aspect of life. Move forward from the mistakes of yesterday and stress the goals and accomplishments of today. Look at the positive side of things and make optimism part of your religion- it is what will get your through life. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is you.
2. Walk comfortably on your own path.
Life is all about walking your own path that you set forth for yourself. Not the path that others want you to walk on. Don’t do what you feel like you have to do to make others happy, do what you truly want to do and if at that moment it is something you enjoyed then you made the right choice.
So many people seem to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but have no clue how to lead their own. So focus on your inner callings and keep paving your own path.
3. Embrace your difficulties.
Running away from your problems won’t help you solve them. When you face them and overcome them that is when you become stronger and able to face the bigger problems of tomorrow. The difficulties you face today are preparing you for tomorrow. It’s that simple. As this process of growth takes place remember that there are no mistakes.
4. Focus on the controllable.
Too many times people focus on the uncontrollable in life rather than the controllable. It’s actually one of the reasons so many people feel miserable and highly stressed- they constantly focus on what they can’t control. Positive change will happen in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over.
5. Maintain full accountability for every aspect of your life.
People love to have scapegoats and point the finger at someone else for all their mistakes and problems. You need to always maintain full accountability for your actions. Do not allow yourself to be limited by your beliefs. In the end you will achieve what your mind believes.
Start realizing that this is not a dress rehearsal. Without taking responsibility for your actions your dreams will always remain fantasies.
6. Give it all you’ve got.
A great friend of mine once told me that within life you get what you put in. Your output basically equals your input. The amount of effort you give determines the amount of joy you receive. If your life doesn’t please you, do something about it.
Take action, change things. Sitting around and complaining won’t do anything about it. If you can, fly. But if you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. No matter how you do it, move forward.
Those who stay stagnant throughout their lives are the ones that end up normal and average. Life is about evolving and developing into the best possible human being you see yourself as. Be loyal to yourself and always continue to grow as a person, change and challenge who you are and what you think at any given moment in time. Don’t get comfortable with the comfortable and keep questioning everything.
8. Hold on to your humility.
All self-misery has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in taking life too seriously. The more serious you decide to take things especially yourself, the more you will fear taking the next step. Don’t overthink things because that will just make the situation that much worse.
Nothing will ever go as planned so loosen up a little and laugh it up. Live life a bit more carefree and let things happen rather than having your anxiety worrying you about the little things.
9. Prune nonessential commitments.
The mark of a successful person is the ability to set aside the ‘somewhat important’ things in order to accomplish the vital ones first. When you’re crystal clear about your priorities, you can painlessly arrange them in the right order and discard the activities and commitments that do not support the ones at the top of your list.
10. Simply live life.
I can’t tell you how many people I have come across in my life that don’t know how to live life and be present within the moment they have been granted with. They are constantly worrying about the wrong things and trying to solve the unsolvable.
As much as there is focus in life and a task at hand there also needs to be time for you to be one with yourself and truly enjoy your days here. At the end of the day you will remember life with the same way you decided to enjoy it.
Preston Waters | Elite.