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14 Secrets of Success and Happiness.

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These 14 Secrets of success and happiness are easy to implement ideas that are guaranteed to get you on the fast track towards happiness and success. Each of these tips is meant to help you get ahead, get focused, and improve your quality of life.

A number of these secrets are utilized on a daily by some of the world’s most successful people. While some of these tips may be common sense, they are useful when working on living an optimal lifestyle filled with success and happiness. Take some time to read through these secrets and reflect on the foundation behind them. Think of ways you can apply them to your own life and put them into action, today.

14 Secrets of success and happiness

Learn Something New Every Day – Knowledge truly is power and you can never learn too much. Take time every day to learn something new, big or small, it will serve its purpose later in life, guaranteed.
*Remember every person you meet has something to teach you, you simply need to be willing to learn.

Expand Your Vocabulary – Words are the key to expressing yourself. They help you make and impression and convey your message. Learn new words and use them as a creative outlet.

Open your eyes – Keeping eye contact is a sign of confidence and the eyes can say things that words can not convey. Take the time to practice using your eyes to communicate with others and see the power it holds.

Leave Something to the Imagination – Sharing your story with others is an excellent way to connect and gain trust but be careful about how much information you share. Some things are better left unsaid, so refrain from getting too personal on an initial meeting.

Have a Solid Life Mantra – Having a strong personal mantra can help keep you stay focused on achieving your goals and living a positive and fulfilling life. Creating a personal mantra is easy. Your mantra should be a simple phrase that motivates you by reminding you what is important and how amazing you truly are. The key is to decide what goal or emotion you want to focus on and encourage.
*Here are a few examples that you can use or build upon to create your own mantras.
– “I have all that I need to live a happy life.”
– “My body is amazing. I love it, just the way it is.”
– “I am open to all the opportunities that the world has to offer.”

Build on your Strength – If you are good at something perfect it. Practice as much as you can. You don’t need to become a master of everything, but being really good at one particular thing can create opportunities.

Find Your Passion – Use your strengths to find what you love to do most, then share that love with others. When you are doing what you love, you can’t fail.

Keep your Friends close – Cherish those people who are most important in your life. Make time for friends and family and enjoy your time with them. Having a positive and supportive network is a valuable tool and one of the keys to living a happier, more fulfilling life.

Name Drop – There is no better way to grab someone’s attention than by using his or her name. As soon as you are introduced to someone shake their hand and repeat their name back to them, then use it again throughout the conversation. It may feel awkward at first but it is a great way to personalize your message and make others feel included and important.
*A little trick for remembering names is to use association. For example, Brenda with the Big Brown eyes or Daniel the Doctor.

Put Yourself First – In this busy and chaotic world, it is easy to neglect ourselves. Making time for yourself is extremely important. Even if it is only a few minutes at the start or end of the day, those few minutes can make a world of difference.
*Set your alarm for a bit earlier each morning and take a few moments to prepare for the day ahead or take 15 minutes at the end of the day to relax and unwind. This simple process can help you get into the right mindset and can be beneficial to your physical health.

Share a Smile – One of the easiest ways to brighten someone’s day is with a smile. In fact, we often take for granted how powerful a smile can be. Don’t believe me? Try it out. Walk down the street and smile as others pass, smiles are contagious.

Spread Kindness – A kind word or compliment is another powerful, yet simple way to transform someone’s day. Take a moment to compliment a stranger or a friend on something they are wearing, something or they are doing. Thank a family member or a friend for their support or simply share a kind thought with someone. When you spread kindness you will get kindness in return.
*Kindness has the power to help others, as well as helping you. When you are kind to others you will often feel better about yourself.

Stay Positive – Staying focused on the positive is an important part of living a happy and fulfilling life. However, this can be easier said than done sometimes. When life gets stressful, it can be easy to throw up your hands in defeat and focus on all that is wrong with the world. If you hope to live a positive life, you have to focus on the positive. While it can be difficult, it is possible. There is always a silver lining, no matter how gray the sky.
*When things are not going your way find one good thing and focus on that. Focusing on something positive will help elevate your mood and force you to re-evaluate the situation. (See Mantras Above to help you quickly refocus when you’re feeling down)

Give Back – Helping others helps you grow. It has a ripple effect that has a very surprising reach. When you give back, you often learn valuable lessons and teach them as well.  Donate some time to a local charity or simply help someone in need. The good deed will help others and will also make you feel good about yourself. It is also a great way to get connected to your community and can be a valuable networking tool.
*Your contribution doesn’t have to be large or time-consuming, even a few hours of your time can make a huge difference. Don’t have time to spare? Gather up unneeded items around your house and donate them. Some local charities will even come to you to pick items up.

 

While these tips are not guaranteed to make you a millionaire, they will help you to live a happier, more fulfilling lifestyle and help you focus on your own personal success. It is important to have a vision of what you see success to be for yourself personally and to remember, often times being successful has little to do with how much money is in your bank account.

Until Next Time,

Encourage happiness and success through these simple acts.  

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