INSPIRING PEOPLE TO LEAD UNCOMMON LIVES
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Four Powerful Habits That Will Change Your Life
Number 1: Embrace life, don’t resist it. When things aren’t working, our first action is often resistance. Instead of resisting, take a moment to consider what isn’t working and why. Embracing life is resisting stagnation. Life may wreck your plans when your plans are about to wreck you.
Number 2: Affirm yourself, don’t degrade yourself. One of the most common ways to degrade ourselves is to ask the wrong questions. Wrong questions are disempowering. Ask a bad question and you will get a bad answer. Because the conscious mind programs the subconscious, take charge. Good questions lead to productive answers.
Number 3: Brainstorm, don’t blame-storm. Blame-storming is using our creative abilities to come up with reasons why something is not our fault. This creates an emotional roadblock to healthy living called resentment. It’s tempting to wallow in resentment because it provides a feeling of control. But that is an illusion. The past is no more. Through brainstorming, you come to the realization that your past deepens you but does not define you, deter you or defeat you. It is part of your maturity but not your identity. Your past has made you stronger for today.
Number 4: Do something, not everything. It’s good to be resilient – to a point. Sometimes quitting is the smartest thing you can do. The secret of concentration is elimination. This leads to productive living and has health benefits as well – a needed message for a society of high achievers. The happiest people are busy but in control. They are not rushed.
From the article: 4 Powerful Habits That Will Change Your Life by Mick Ukleja – April 18, 2017 – SUCCESS Magazine
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