If you want to live an abundant and prosperous life, you must focus on doing the things that make you happy. You must be bold, courageous, and unapologetic. That may sound selfish to the uninitiated, but focusing on fulfilling the various aspects of your life is what will produce the best results for you – and as as a result, you will be at your best for the people in your life.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “you can’t give someone what you don’t have.” An even better way to phrase this would be “you can’t give someone, something that you are not”. If you think about it, you will understand how true these words are.
For example, let’s say you have a friend that is constantly in financial turmoil and always hitting you up for a few bucks. But you, while not in financial turmoil per se, do not earn enough money to be in a position to offer assistance. While you can’t give them what you don’t have, the root of this problem stems from who you are – or more simply put, your attitudes and beliefs about money.
A person who commands a yearly income of $300,000, and a person who pulls in $30,000 per year, have much more in common that you might think. The only difference is that to command a higher salary you have to become that person. You have the potential inside you, you just have to adjust your thinking, educate yourself, and take action. But most people won’t do this. It’s “too hard”. Or they don’t have “enough time”. Or they find some other excuse to justify why their life is terrible.
Well, guess what? By focusing on doing what makes you happy, success will be inevitable. That is a powerful lesson to learn.
Think about all the most successful people you know. They all have created a life out of their passions. Unsuccessful people live life as a struggle. They work the job they don’t like. They earn an income they wish was bigger. They see the glass as half empty instead of half full. Don’t fall victim to this ruse. Life is what you make it. Your circumstances today might be undesirable, but you have the power to change them – and this change comes from within.
The fact that you are reading this post illustrates my point perfectly. There’s a good chance you are unhappy with some portion of your life, which is why you are reading this self-help blog. This unhappiness is your spirit – the spirit within you – crying out that something is way off-track. By educating yourself you will slowly but surely become the person that you were meant to be.
So focus your energies on fulfilling your needs – not the needs of everyone around you. Only when you allow your true self to rise to the surface, will you reap the benefits of the good life.