Tips To Be More Successful In Life

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 15:20 
I've found that Success has a different meaning to everyone. 

To a busy mom, success is getting the laundry and dishes finished with enough time to read a book or get in a workout. 

To a college student, success is finishing a paper you've been procrastinating for weeks, before the deadline. 

To a new mom, success is finding time to shower. 

There are many more examples, but these are a few I've experienced. I've found there are successful habits in life that make it easier to find a balance, find your version of success, and be overall happy and healthy. I'd like to share some of these below. 

1. Be with the right person. If you can't communicate with your significant other and agree to work out your differences you're going to be miserable. Be sure you have common interests as well as diferent interests, be sure the other person cares about their own health, and that they love to learn. You don't want to be stuck with the same person you met when you were in your 20's in your 50's!

2. Work at something you enjoy, and that is worthy of your time and talent. if you go to a job you hate each day just to pay the bills, and it doesn't allow you to do what you are passionate about, or be with your family, or be in a positive environment, I suggest you take a risk, and make a change. 

3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. Life is all about how you feel. I never feel more happy then when I do something that helps someone else because I WANT to do it, not when I'm forced. 

4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. A positive mindset is crucial. It is also difficult to maintain at times. You really have to train your brain to think of the positives before the negative thoughts take over. Then be the enthusiasm, attract others to your vibrant ways.

5. Be forgiving of yourself and others. This is another learned habit for me. Holding grudges is something I learned growing up. Learning to forgive and allow yourself to let go of the feelings created is only allowing yourself to be happy. 

6. Be generous. I know you're thinking, I don't have money to give, right? You know the one thing we all value more then money, time. Give your time to the people you care about, to a foundation you are passionate about. You're helping others and filling your bucket at the same time. 

7. Have a grateful heart. We live in America, with #firstworldproblems. It can always be worse. 

8. Persistence. Persistence. Persistence. If at first you don't succeed, try try again! I'm sure you didn't just hop on a bike as a kid and start riding away. At first, you had training wheels, you had to practice, why is it when we become adults we want to be good the first time we try something? Isn't the learning the fun part?

9. Discipline yourself to save money, even on the most modest salary. Things come up, our sweeper just broke this past weekend, and it's not something I love to spend my savings on, but it's nice to know we can buy things when we have a savings!

10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. You never know when you're going to meet someone who will change your life, your outlook, your life. 

11. Commit yourself to constant improvement. Just like my sweet baby girl has to learn and grow daily, we should be learning daily as an adult. Making ourselves better, reading a book that makes us better, attending a seminar, watching a webinar, listening to a call, seeing a counselor. There are many ways to improve! 

12. Commit yourself to quality. This "walmart" world is all about bang for your buck. We forget that you get what you pay for. I love to relate this to food. Yes, you can buy packaged foods cheap, but you're sacraficing your health. Quantity is rarely ever better then quality. Don't surround yourself with having too many "things". 

13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power, presitge, but with relationships with people you love and respect. 

14. Be loyal. 

15. Be honest. 

16. Be a self-starter. 

17. Be decisive, even if it means sometimes you'll be wrong. 

18. Stop blaming others. Take responsbility for every area of your life. 

19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. 

20. Take good care of those you love. 

21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your mom or grandma proud. (I've had my failures in this category for sure). 


These are great reminders that I try to balance my life around. You really have to take control over your time, who you spend it with, what you spend it doing, and how you design your life. 

If you're stressed, overwhelmed, looking for something to change, just know, you are the one to make that happen! 

Print these, and put them on your fridge or the background of your computer. Read them daily. Put them into action! Find your happiness and you'll be successful.