The old adage says that the only sure things in life are death and taxes,
but there’s one other thing that’s pretty much a certainty.
That certainty is change. Everything changes and successful people embrace change rather than fight it. In fact, the most successful people don’t wait for change to seek them out through accident or crisis – they are agents of change themselves.
We can all create opportunities to change our lives for the better. All it takes is a little effort. Start with some self-reflection. Ask youself what is important to you and why. What makes you happy? What do you want to achieve? Finding your meaning in life gives you a sense of purpose and direction. What did you dream of before the business of living your life got in the way? Making a dream board is one way to get back in touch with those dreams. When you see the illustration before you, dreams become real and you can start working toward achieving your goals and living your life with greater purpose.
One thing that prevents us from achieving our dreams is hanging onto regret. What is past is finished. Let it go, or you run the risk of missing out on the present and the future. You don’t have any control over what has come before, but the future is in your hands. Grab hold of it.
To pursue your dreams, you need to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. Choose something that frightens you and go for it! Afraid of heights? Try skydiving. Maybe that’s a little extreme, but you get the idea. Once you’ve conquered a fear, the boost in confidence can propel you upward toward heights you might not have dared to imagine.
One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is acceptance. So often in life, we are our own worst enemies and harshest critics. Think about how you talk about yourself? How would you respond if you heard someone talk about a friend in the same manner? If you love yourself, accept your good and bad qualities, and strive to be the best person you can be, you’ll create positive energy that you can channel toward achieving your goals in life. Low self esteem and harsh self-criticism only lead to a spiral of negativity.
Another thing that will change your life for the better is learning to live in the moment. We’ve already talked about shaking off the regrets of the past. But worrying ceaselessly about the future is little better. Plan for the future, but focus on actually being present in your life. Take time to appreciate your friends and family, the opportunities and experiences you have every day. If you spend your time worrying and stressing, you can miss out on the little miracles and delights that you find everywhere when you take the time to look. Appreciation and gratitude can add a whole new dimension to life.
And finally, remember that learning is a lifelong process. The acquisition of knowledge for the sake of learning has value. As we acquire new knowledge, we become more confident, more adaptable, and more creative. Read, ask questions, and appreciate the experience of the people around you. The more you learn, the more your life will expand in ways you might never even have imagined.
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10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever | Lifehack