How To Be Happy And Successful

I think pretty much everyone wants to be happy and successful.  Do you know people who are happy and successful?  Have you ever wondered how they got there?

Happiness and success don’t necessarily come easy.  People who are happy and successful tend to have a few key habits in common.  Let’s look at what some of those habits are.

They don’t dwell on the past.

Everyone has a story and some people have had major struggles in their lives.  Happy and successful people have found a way to let the past go and focus on the future.  Until you can let go of your past you won’t be able to find your future.

They focus on what they believe.

Happy and successful people stay true to what they believe.  They take action on what is true to them not what they think will please others.  Stop trying to please others so you can work on pleasing yourself.

They are open minded.

They know when things aren’t working and are open to trying new things in order to make them work.  If you’re feeling stuck open your mind to the potential in the opportunities that come your way.

They finish what they started.

They know that there’s no point in starting something if they don’t finish it.  Every time you start something and don’t finish it it has an effect on your psyche.  Deep down you start to believe that you can’t accomplish anything because you never have.  When you start something new commit to finishing no matter how tough things get.

They trust themselves.

Happy and successful stick to their guns.  They don’t let uncertainty get in their way.  Being uncertain is a key component of failure.

They’re open to constructive criticism.

They know that they’re not perfect and they always want to learn.  For them constructive criticism helps them to be better at what they do because it gives them a different perspective.  When you receive constructive criticism learn from it and make the necessary changes.

They take risks.

People who are happy and successful don’t let fear keep them stuck.  They know that in order to move forward they need to face their fear and figure out how to conquer it.  When you conquer your fears your life changes.

They give back.

Most people have a need to help others.  When you’re able to help others change their lives your level of happiness rises to amazing heights.

They question convention.

These people know that just because things are done a certain way, it doesn’t mean it’s the best way.  If things aren’t working out for you by doing it the conventional way it’s time to look at alternative means.

They learn from others.

Happy and successful people know that they don’t know everything and that listening and learning from others is a key factor of personal growth.  When you find your mentor and really study them you’ll have guidelines to help you get to where you want to be.

They look after their health.

They know the power of good nutrition and physical activity.  If you’re not taking care of your health your mind and body will be out of balance.  True happiness is not possible when your mind and body are out of balance.

Be Happy And Successful!

You have within you the power to be happy and successful.  The key is to decide what you want to happen in your life and go after it.  Don’t just simply let life happen to you.

Believe In Yourself

It can be so easy to doubt yourself and let the negative thoughts take over.  In a way, this type of thinking protects you because it keeps you in your comfort zone.  But is ‘safe’ really what you want out of life?  Why not believe in yourself and really get what you want out of life?

Here are some tips on how to believe in yourself enough to go after exactly what you want.

Reflect on past successes. 

When you’re feeling doubtful think back to a time when you were successful at something.  Remember how you overcame obstacles to get what you wanted.  Reflect on how great that felt – think about it so deeply that you actually start to feel the feeling of pride you had.

When you do this, it will remind you that you are capable of getting what you want.

Spend time around positive people.

You will be most like the people you spend most of your time with.  Positive people will support you and get you excited about what you want to do.  If the people you’re hanging out with the majority of the time are negative and always questioning you and doubting you, you’ll start to do the same.

Reflect on all the good stuff at the end of the day.

At the end of each day think back to all the good things that happened and all the great things you did.  Let the annoying and defeating things go.  Going to bed with this positive state of mind will help you to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready to take on anything.

Be persistent!  Keep moving forward!

You have to be persistent no matter what.  Even if people tell you that they don’t think you can do it and ask you why you’re wasting so much time working so hard.  Drown those people out and keep doing what you need to do every day to get you closer to your goal.  There will be days where you’ll question yourself and wonder if it’s really worth it.  It is!  Keep moving forward until you get to where you want to be.

Know your pain point.

Your pain point is what you’re no longer willing to settle for.  It’s the frustration you feel being where you are or were before you started working towards your goal.  It’s that thing that motivated you to want to do whatever it takes to leave it behind.  Know your pain point and tell yourself that it’s not good enough for you, that you deserve more and that you’ll keep working until you get what you want.

Learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Being uncomfortable is a good thing!  It might not feel great when you’re in it, but when you’re in it that’s when you’re making great strides.  The things you don’t want to do are typically the things you need to be doing more of.  Nothing interesting happens in the comfort zone, so get out of it!

Ask for help when you need it.

There are going to be times when you need a little help.  Let your friends know when you’re struggling.  You never know when someone will have an idea or a resource that can help you.  If you keep all your struggles to yourself and you’re not able to solve them you’re not doing anyone any good.  Sometimes just voicing your struggles actually helps you to come up with a solution on your own.

Your Life Your Choice

When it all comes down to it, you decide exactly where it is you want to go in life.  If you really want something to happen you go after it!  Take one small step each day that will get you closer to what you want.  It probably won’t happen fast, but if it’s important enough you’ll just do what you have to do until you get it.