Thursday, October 10, 2013

A to Z Guide to a Successful Life

"Life is not about finding yourself.  It is about creating yourself."  Unknown
We all want to live the kind of life where our time is our own and we have the resources to relax and play on beaches in any part of the world.  To do so we have to constantly remind ourselves that we create our lives each and every day with each and every decision we make.   

I remember when I decided to get married as a sophomore in college.  As I look back, I can tell you how that decision created many of the present circumstances I experience today.  I am happy with my life, but at the same time I wonder how different things could have been if I had waited.  

Success belongs to those of us we realize and understand that we are creative beings.  Life just doesn't happen to us.  We create our circumstances.  So in life we must stand firm to certain principles that guide us so that in the pinch of the moment when the decision is eminent we can rest assured that it aligns with our goals and dreams.  The A to Z Guide to A Successful Life provides some guidance but you can create your own guide at any time.  This is just a starting point.

A. Aim high, the gift of life demands that you do your very best.
B. Believe in your dreams.
C. Create a vision board.
D. Decide what is important in each moment and do it.
E.  Eat healthy, fresh, raw foods daily.
F.  Forgive past hurts.
G. Give generously to causes you believe in.
H.  Hunger for knowledge.
I.  Invest your time in the people who matter most.
J.  Join organizations and associations in your community.
K.  Kindness matters, a smile, a helping hand, a thank you.
L.  Leave well enough alone when you have done your best.
M.  Motivate and mentor others.
N.  Never give up.
O.  Organize your life.
P.  Pray often, never underestimate the power of prayer and meditation.
Q.  Quiet times and reflection are necessary for growth and balance.
R.  Remember those who have helped you along the way.
S.  Set aside time to plan.
T.  Tomorrow isn't promised so live in the now.
U.  Understand that life rewards those who persevere, the turtle always wins.
V.  Victory is yours with each positive habit you create in your life.
X.  X-ray your life regularly by deciding on specific, time bound goals.
Y.  You are unique and special, remember this always.
Z.  Zenith of health is achieved via adequate sleep and exercise.

What principles guide your life?  Share them with us in the comment area below.

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