Enjoy Life – 5 Principles for a Successful Life

Pleasure in your job puts perfection in the work. Many of us neglect our earliest passions and pursue our goals of making it to the weekend. Regardless of your particular job or background, use your own talents and strengths to make a difference in the lives of others. Helping those around us is vital for truly enjoying life. Using whatever means possible to help others is really living. Develop habits and patterns that allow you to be gratified by your work every day. Your happiness depends on you. Learn to look forward to certain tasks in your work and find pleasure during the workday. Take regular breaks from the business of everyday life. There should be aspects of your work that are truly gratifying to you. The faster you can teach yourself to appreciate the task the more likely you are to achieve your dream. As your skills develop in an area, gratification comes when you are able to stretch those skills.

Positive emotions such as joy and contentment have the potential to broaden people’s habitual modes of thinking and build their intellectual and social resources. Negative emotions such as fear, anxiety and stress tend to narrow thought, action, and tendencies and make it harder for someone to think of potential options. Seek pleasures that allow you to escape the everyday activities and relax. Create patterns of activities that experience gratification, joy, and contentment thereby making the process of working hard enjoyable throughout your life. We only get one life and God intended for each of us to get the most out of it that we can. There will be suffering but the self-induced variety unusually brought on by a future we don’t know is needless and destructive. There should be no guilt in the pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of life.

Being grateful and pleasant. The best way to enjoy life is being grateful. Be thankful for what you have and who you are with. All you have to do is slow down and look around for what you have. Be aware of what you have and express gratitude. A simple shift in your mindset can make a difference in how you view your life, which can change your thinking. Count blessings versus burdens. If you want a better life, be grateful for the life you currently have and the blessings around you. At the end of the day, reflect on your day. Try to be pleasant when you feel satisfied. Few people want to be around someone who is unpleasant. Being pleasant when faced with obstacles, stress or turmoil will provide the biggest payback. Make a point to be pleasant and welcoming to everyone you meet. Respect is important. Continue reading Enjoy Life – 5 Principles for a Successful Life

Learn Every Day – 5 Principles for a Successful Life

Learn every day. Learning is not obtained by chance. You can learn from anyone and anywhere if you are dedicated to being a willing and constant learner. You are missing one of the great joys of life if you aren’t learning every day.

Why learn. It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. Some people act with fear and others with excitement. No matter how much knowledge you absorb, someone will always know more. Everyone has something valuable to teach you if you are willing to listen and learn. As we age, your goals will change and because of this the skills, habits and knowledge you need to achieve them will change. The skills that helped you get through one area of life are only a building block for the next phase. There is always something to learn in your daily life. Slow down, pay attention and learn.

Learning from anywhere, from anyone. We love the idea of formal learning, from elementary to high school to college or grad school. There is great value in formal education but learning entails much more than attending class and passing an exam. True learning is about acquiring new information and applying it to your life. We learn by applying information from one area to a new situation. If you are considering a new career, look to others who have been successful in that area. Find someone who is willing and able to help. Not everyone knows the value of questioning those around us.

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