Right now, in the very moment that you are reading this article, you can start doing what is necessary to completely transform the quality of your life. It’s nothing complicated, the key is in the understanding of the principles. How do you get the ball rolling? Here are 5 ways that can help you start living a truly exceptional life:
Don’t demand, become
Don’t wait for the world to give you something. Go out there and make it happen. Don’t be a person that reacts to a situation, be the one that made the situation happen. Let me give you an example. Lottery is a pretty popular activity in most countries, especially in North America, where people spend up to hundreds of dollars a month in hopes of winning. I’m sure you all know the odds of winning the lottery, let’s just say you have a better chance of being bitten by a shark without even swimming! If those people were to take their money and do something productive like investing it or building a business for example, their chances of becoming financially rich skyrockets! So remember, don’t wait for things to happen to you, make it happen for you.
Work harder on yourself
Most people spend more time focusing on their work than they do on themselves. You are the foundation to all that you do and become. Without a proper, well kept foundation, anything built upon it is prone to be flawed. Make it your mantra to improve who you are as a human being. How about learning to be a nicer person, instead of worrying about what others think of you? How about doing some good deed for someone else, instead of thinking about what else you can buy yourself? How about learning to relax, instead of agonizing about your schedule for tomorrow? Think in terms of “quality”, become a better person, take care of yourself more, learn to prioritize your personal growth, and watch how it affects all other areas of your life. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself!
Associate with winners
Negative energy is like a virus. It spreads very easily, and it is very contagious. Losers have a tendency to relish within their own misery, as if they’ve gone mad from this “negativity plague”, and if they can bring anyone down to their level, all the better for them. Learn to stay away from losers and their negative energy. There is nothing for you to gain. You won’t change them by trying, as a matter of fact, they are trying to rip you apart from your own positivity. We tend to become a product of our environment, and this includes our circle of acquaintances. Keep company with successful, happy people, and let it rub off on you. You will feed off from each other’s energy and build it up, instead of down.
Greatness is an art form
Happiness and greatness is not having more or doing more. The secret is all in the style. Living well is like a beautiful piece of art. Imagine a stunning painting, with exquisite details, and attention to even the slightest, most obscure areas of the canvas. View your life and your striving for a better life in the same manner. Be the person that leaves a healthy tip. Be the one that takes time to read a book with your kids. Be the person that raises the bar for quality. You are the artist, and it is up to you to create the most unique, most exceptional piece of art that there is: your life.
Do your part, God will do his
My mom always used to say the following saying in French when I was a kid, “aide toi et le ciel t’aidera”. To lead an exceptional life, it is crucial that you do what you are supposed to do. Don’t wait for others to bail you out and do it for you. Don’t wait for God to lay a helping hand. Miracles are probably more rare than winning the lottery! Help yourself. Do your part. Do what’s right. Follow your heart. Then, and only then, will you have aligned yourself enough with the helping hands of your God that if not miracles, then at least magic, will take place 🙂
I especially relate to freeing ourselves from too many rules and not taking things too seriously! I try to remember that everything is impermanent so it’s a bit insane to take it too seriously. At the same time, we have a responsibility to act with integrity for our own benefit and the benefit of others. When I can find a good balance between these two, I’m able to live with a bit more spaciousness and ease.
Great article. I agree with Felix about the associate with winners part. I know someone who used to be very close to me who surrounded themselves with the wrong people and it breaks my heart seeing that person “losing.”
this is the best article i’ve ever read…… keep the god work chipping and God will continue to bless you
Thanks for sharing this great article. I agree with the “Associate with Winners” part because the environment that I live in currently (i.e. my family) is filled with negative people who keep saying to me that I won’t never make it. It can sometimes be quite frustrating but I also learned a great lesson in how to overcome this challenge. Anyway, thanks again for the inspirational post.
One of the best articles I’ve read so far! Thanks for sharing it online !
Nice Article. Is there really an exceptional life for
everyone? It cannot be argued that we are living in one of the most
affluent time periods in history. Those of us living in America
enjoy life in one of the world’s richest countries. Yet there seems
to be a tremendous disconnect between the riches we have and the
perspective with which many people approach life.
Good article indeed and is written simply and exactly. It is very informative and enlightening. Hope to read new ones here! When I was reading your article, I thought that it is also applicable to investors. From the first one up to the last item it applies. What do you think?
This piece is full of great insights. The section that says “Greatness is an art form” I totally agree with. Greatness is something that is obtained with no one thing, it takes many details and components that are much bigger than how much we have. It is truly an art!
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Great piece! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. Now I know where to go to associate with winners! You’ve done your part, not it’s God’s turn!
But remember, the key to winning the lottery is buying a ticket; everyone who has won the lotto has had one…
It’s brilliant tips! What you had written is awesome.
Thanks for sharing it online.
Absolutely brilliant…I especially agree with the sub-section for “Don't demand, become.” So many people today are living their lives in such a passive way. They wait for things to happen instead of making things happen. And then when nothing happens for them, they blame fate or their circumstances instead of themselves for not taking action. Excellent work…:).
I must say your writing is awesome. You have broken down the steps it takes to live a life with purpose. Everything is possible with the GOD in us.