5 principles for a successful life
First of all, what does it mean to be "successful in life"? For some it just means being in a senior position with a lot of power while for others it means being a happy family.
Although there is no universal definition for the society, there are some principles to learn and to follow to succeed in everything if not in almost everything ...
#1- Never stop learning
“The learning process continues until the day you die.” Kirk Douglas
Throughout our lives, we live experiences, we are subjected to trials that always teach us a lesson.
The world is constantly changing in terms of technologies, laws, medical practices, etc. There are good sides to it as well as bad. Accepting and adapting to change allows us to grow as a person or even to make our daily lives easier.
#2- Seeking perfection is an absolute nonsense
Tell me have you ever met Mr or Ms Right with all the qualities you were looking for and zero flaws? Can you tell me if you are dealing with a company that shares all your values, that offers you the lowest prices on the market, that is reachable instantly all the time and that has no policies that upset you? Do you have your dream job(in terms of field, schedule, salary, etc.) without any constraints? Do you know someone who has a flawless background? NO, it doesn't exist! So, how much more proof do you need to realize that your expectations are excessive? When are you going to stop being overly demanding of others and of yourself?
#3 - You reap what you sow
This is what we called karma(a religious dogma). Our thoughts, our words, our positive and negative actions have the same impact in our lives. So don't expect to receive blessings in your life because you did one or more nice things if your thoughts behind didn't match your action. Don't feel guilty because you didn't have the time or the means to do something good for a given occasion : good intentions count just as much!
#4 - The Universe(God) is in control of everything
Having a dream that answers a question that concerns you right now is not the result of chance. Chance does not exist in life: everything happens for a reason because there are cosmic or divine interventions. For the most Cartesian among you, this is the phenomenon of synchronicity explained by Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist that says that synchronicity responds to a principle of time arrangement that is not about the cause but about the need for something to emerge from the unconscious and bring about a transformation at the right time.
#5 - You have to know how to seize opportunities when they come your way
After saying prayers, you have to take action(sometimes that means stepping out of your comfort zone). You may not get exactly what you asked for; you may only have a short period of time to take advantage of an opportunity; it's possible that an opportunity only comes once in your life so you have to open your eyes and open your mind.
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