These 16 “mental shifts” will bring you more happiness and success

These 16 “mental shifts” will bring you more happiness and success

via Entrepreneur by Deep Patel

We are all searching for that elusive elixir that will help increase our wealth, gain success and live a life of contentment and peace. Who doesn’t want to find a way to have it all?

Part of the reason these things are difficult for us to achieve is that we never really define what our purpose is in life. We don’t really know ourselves, so we don’t really understand what makes us happy. And we don’t really want to do the hard work to get there.

There’s no magic formula to making all these things happen, but if you’re willing to open your mind and put in the time and effort, you can achieve nearly anything. Here are 16 life changing ways you can attain success, wealth and happiness and live your best life.

1. Envision the life you want.

Ask yourself, are you building your life in a way that will make you happy? And if you aren’t, why not? What is holding you back? It’s time to take responsibility for your life. Everything that you achieve or don’t achieve is a result of your attitudes, behaviors and habits. Think of what your ideal life would look like in detail.  Stop making excuses and start visualizing what you want.

2. Cut out what doesn’t matter.

Stop trying to do it all. Instead, start cutting out the things that don’t to you, the things that distract you and unnecessarily overwhelm you and suck your time. These are things are keeping you from achieving your goals.

Don’t allow your mind to become muddled with projects or to-dos that don’t really matter to you. Ask yourself, what are you worrying about? What makes you feel bad? What are you wasting time on? Cut the things that are damaging your body, brain or heart.

3. Focus on what’s important.

To be happy and successful in life, you first have to decide what you want and then go after it. Choose a handful of things that you value most and you want to be the focal point of your life.

What do you really care about? What commitments are most important to you? You need to develop a clear vision for what your big life goals are, what you’re hoping to achieve, and then focus on the things that will get you there.

4. Unleash your inner strength.

To truly realize your full potential, you must embrace all that you are — all your talents and skills, all our faults and shortcomings. You must unleash your inner strength. It’s time to take the blinders off and see what has been holding you back. You need to recognize your inner mettle.

You have more fortitude, courage and stamina that you realize. Realize you are capable of so much more. Stop letting fear into your decision making and be comfortable in your own skin.

5. Take action and build your confidence.

When it comes to achieving success and building wealth, confidence may be more closely related to your ability to prosper than anything else — even more so than competence. And one of the best ways to build your confidence is to take action.

Stop trying to be perfect, just keep moving forward. Even if you fail, you will eventually succeed if you just keep taking action. They key is to making adjustments and consistently take action. All that hard work creates self-confidence, which helps you maintain your momentum…

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