1. Start each day by making a mental list of things you're thankful for in your life. You can do this while you're lying in bed just before you get up, in the shower, or while driving to work. This simple mental exercise will adjust your focus to the good things that you already have that you may take for granted.
2. Love life, not stuff. Do you believe that having more possessions will make you happy? What usually happens to many of us, is that, after we acquire something, it never seems to mean as much to us as we thought it would. After the newness wears off, we are back to wanting some more new stuff! So the joy in most new possessions is temporary, at best, and leads to more "wanting."
- The quality of your life itself is what will bring you the most happiness, not the quantity or quality of your stuff.
- Spend some time each day doing what you love.
- Build meaningful relationships that uplift you.
- Take action to create a life filled with what truly means the most to you.
- Enjoy the process of creating the life you desire. Each day will bring you one step closer. Being impatient tends to push your goals farther away.
- Consider what you did when you were learning to walk. How many times does a baby fall before they finally can stand up unassisted, let alone walk? We keep learning more over time, even a 10-year old doesn't walk as well as a 30-year old. Walking takes many years of practice.
- How many times are you willing to fall down and get back? When you believe in yourself and expect success, you're more likely to succeed. Your upbeat attitude will lead you to seek solutions to your challenges until you reach your goal.
- Sit down and reflect on your situation from the perspective that there's a simple solution to each challenge. You might be surprised how clever you can be if you make an effort to find an easy but satisfactory solution.
- When you "fail," all you've really done is discovered an ineffective way of trying to do something. That's all. The knowledge gained only makes you more capable in the future.