5 Principles to Live By
Everyone could use a little guidance from time to time. After college I did tons of research into why successful people were not only successful but also why they were happy doing it. I had seen too many people struggling with long hours and no progress, and I didn’t want to be one of them. The following are the five millionaire mantras I found, these are winning principles to live by. They can be applied to business but also personal life and can help anyone whose looking for a lift or new direction.
Mantra #1: If you’re doing what’s right and have the right intentions, you don’t have to worry about what other people think.
It’s important to live by your own rules, and in order to do that you need to not only do what’s right for you, and have the right intentions, but you also have to stop worrying about what other people think. The last part is the most difficult because criticism is everywhere. We get it online as well as in person at work or in our own household, but caring about someone else’s opinion won’t help you find success. Negative people are negative to everyone and most insults and opinions are more about them than they are about you. Just do what’s right for you, you’ll know it in your heart and be honest with yourself. If you have pure intentions and respect for everyone then you’ll be able to find success.
Mantra #2: No one is responsible for your progress, or your success, or your missteps but you.
Changing your life and achieving new goals can be difficult and even scary, but you must remember that it’s all up to you and you alone. In order to achieve you have to be willing to ask for help as well as do the research and learn the skills. I’ve never heard someone brag about inheriting a million dollars; it’s all about being a self-made millionaire and doing it on your own. You are in charge of your own destiny and there are no excuses, it’s all up to you. So get out of your comfort zone and start working on that dream.
Mantra #3: In order to have good fortune and incredible blessing you have to feel like you already have an abundance of it.
If you want to live a full and blessed life you can’t just say it, you have to start feeling it. Everything you have in your life right now is good, so acknowledge it instead of constantly comparing your life to another’s. To feel blessed you have to take notice of all your good fortune. The best way to do this is to write out a list on paper. To create this list you will write down everything you have in your life right now that you would miss if it were gone tomorrow This includes things like your house and car as well as loved ones, a job, etc. Seeing all your blessings in one place, written down in front of you will be so full that you won’t have to tell yourself you’re blessed, you will already see it and feel it.
Mantra #4: Expect that 80% of the time you’re going to hit your mark, that is your goal because to expect 100% is to set yourself up for failure.
We set goals for ourselves every day, as soon as we wake up, when we think about what we’re going to do that day. It’s easy to make a huge list and hope it all gets done, but remember that 100% success isn’t realistic all the time. There will be days that things don’t go as planned, which means 80% is more attainable and will make you a happier person. If you can hit your mark 80% of the time, you’ll be successful. Just remember that missteps happen and 20% of the time things won’t work out like you thought, but that’s how life is, it has ups and down and you just have to roll with them.
Mantra #5: The joy is the journey.
Too often we get caught up in trying to achieve the goal and miss out on the process we took to get there. At the end of the day you feel more accomplished because of the difficulties you went through, not the fact that you completed your goal. The point is progress, not the goal itself. It’s the struggle, what you learned, the people you met and worked with, and even how you expanded your mind to accomplish it that make it all worth it. If you adapt this thinking to your next goal, even if you don’t complete it you’ll still feel good. Love the journey and you’ll love life.
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