Are you feeling pressured to succeed in a world that has grown considerably superficial, not to mention hostile?
This can make your anxiety worse and decrease your sense of self-worth. Let’s say good-bye to all that and talk about how to change your life, and start making positive things happen.
Often times, the most creative and productive people find themselves stuck and unable to move past the many road blocks that are caused by negative experiences. This is understandable and part of the human experience. These blockages are mostly mental and emotional and can cause a lot of amazing human beings to waste years of their lives reenacting the same destructive patterns which prevents them from living up to their full potential.
One thing that I’ve come to realize after years of being stuck reliving the same routine is that many people who feel unhappy and unsuccessful don’t really know how to break out of their thought processes in order to establish a new way of living. If they did, they wouldn’t wait long to change.
But that being said, there are a number of ways that anybody can go from creating a mediocre existence to being super successful and happy. It just depends on where you are in life and your frame of mind.
But one thing is for sure; you have to be fed up with your life as it is, in order to create a new one. Another way of saying this is you have to like and want that beautiful version of yourself you have in your head more than the person you are now.
A lot has been written about success and failure, to the point where I believe that everybody knows the blueprint to success: save money, be disciplined, have goals.
Personally, I think what people need is a way to understand the way their mind works, and to be able to identify patterns, because trust me, the same destructive patterns will keep replaying for years until you take note.
Of course, the emotional aspect is a major cause of blockages, and that’s why I mention it in this simple guide.
Now that we’re done with the intro, let’s get into the specifics of how you can overcome mental challenges to find happiness and success in life.
1. Use Your Imagination
This might sound a bit vague to some people, but if you spend decades living life as per somebody else’s rules, it can be difficult to remember who you really are, or even that you have an imagination or a mind of your own. Don’t be afraid to create and think outside of the box. It’s a beautiful thing to have imagination. Just make sure to save it for positive things, not worrying and imagining worst-case disaster scenarios.
2. Thing Big
This is one area that I find so interesting. To the outside world, it can seem as if you are thinking small if you are not “living the dream” and making a ton of money or putting grand concepts into motion. But remember that “thinking big” means different things to different people. In my case, thinking big meant putting this blog together. It was something I dreamt about for years before I finally did it. But now here I am writing this post. I don’t make a lot of money from it and there isn’t much recognition. But it was one of the biggest goals of my life and I did it. Thinking big usually means following your passion. So do that. Whatever it is, do that and you will surely feel successful .
3. Improve your Emotional Intelligence
Emotions can be a pain, that is for sure. But if you are afraid of looking within and really being honest with yourself and others about your weaknesses and how they make you feel, you will never make progress. You will stay “stuck”. Remember, much of what is causing you to think and act in negative ways that hold you back in life can be overcome quite easily once you make the decision to heal and face your inner demons head on and determination. You must be willing to see yourself as less than perfect, a and face those emotions f you want to find the room to grow.
4. Don’t Live in the Past
If you are to the point where you are replaying events and situations over and over in your mind, then you are holding yourself back. You can’t move forward as long as you remain in a loop. Jump out of the loop and focus on the future. Travel in straight lines only from here on out, making sure that arrow always points “AHEAD”.
5. Develop Mental Toughness
Resilience is such an important part of success. The world is full of disappointments and pain . Don’t let it hold you back. With each setback, allow yourself time to feel down and upset, but don’t live there. You must eventually move on and get back in that saddle again. Don’t shy away from uncomfortable situations. Face them and use them to learn and adapt and decrease your sensitivity level.
6. Be Filled With Positive Vibes
I know it’s hard trying to be positive all the time. Its a lot of work. But if you practice positivity every day, it doesn’t STAY a lot of work. It really does get easier. Not only does positive thinking help erase those negative thought tracks in your head that hold you back, but it also helps you put off a vibe that attracts people and makes them want to be around you and work with you. (As long as you don’t over-do it.)
7. Don’t Wait for Luck
Get out there and make things happen. Write your own story. (And make it a good one).
8. Focus on Intrinsic Motivations
The most creative people usually get motivated through their own internal processes, and that is a really cool thing. Listen to your inner dialogue. Listen to your emotions and the things you are attracted to. Trust your gut instinct to know what is right for you and don’t pay to much attention to the direction others think you should go. A little guidance is nice. But you are in charge of your life, and you know you best. Run your own show.
9. Get Rid of Stagnating Thoughts
Stagnating thoughts are extremely destructive. They cause you to miss out on life, and they basically steal your self awareness and keep you in a rut. Break out of those idle, negative thought processes.
10. Surrender Your Self Doubt
Very few of us are born believing in ourselves 100%. Self doubt is natural and very human. But don’t sit around waiting to fall in love with yourself before you make things happen in your life. Ignore your self doubts and act on your goals now. Confidence is a choice. Believing in yourself is a choice. Make those choices if you want to be truly successful.
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