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Top 7 life lessons for a happy and successful life

Today, life moves at a very fast pace and people rarely have time to sit back, relax and ponder over things. Every day is filled with timelines, schedules and targets to be adhered to and complied with. And suddenly, there comes a time when people are faced with a serious illness or a life threatening situation or even the sudden loss of a loved one and  they are at a complete loss to handle the situation.

Let us take sometime and look at things around us, which can be learnings in our life. There are many life lessons which can help us in our own personal development, leadership and personal growth, which will help us to be happy and successful in life.

Remember there are many self-help books, motivation resources, inspiration quotes etc.,  which can help you but the main factor will be your personal approach in implementing these things in your life. The entire success of these life lessons will be your willingness to adapt and implement the same in your life. Definitely it cannot be done all at once, as it involves a change in lifestyle habits but you can make the decision to get started today. Do not be disappointed if you fail many times as failure will make you more determined to get one step closer to success.

Let us look at the top 7 life lessons for a happy and successful life .

Love is very powerful.

The Bible says that love covers a multitude of sins. Love and forgiveness are closely associated. In life you will have many opportunities to make, build and break relationships. All this will add-on to your happiness or sadness. When you are determined to walk in love, you choose to forgive. When you choose to forgive, these relationships are nurtured and strengthened . As you do not hold bitterness and strife  and let go of things, there is longevity in your life.

Research has also indicated that people who walk in love are more happy and successful as they have healthy relationships, strong marriages, good careers and successful businesses. This is mainly due to the fact that they work hard, choose love in their actions, are more prone to reaching out to others and have the resilience and inner strength to bounce back fast in adversity. Similarly, they are more likely to attract people who believe like them and thus they grow in an encouraging and positive environment.

Keep focused on the positive things in life.

Life is full of surprises and many a time you will be faced with a challenging situation. In such times, it is important how you react to the situation. Make a lifestyle habit of speaking and acting positively. I love what Joyce Meyer said “You cannot have a positive life with a negative mind”. Somebody  also said  “Guard your thoughts as they become actions, guard your actions as they become habits, guard your habits as they become your character and finally guard your character as they become your destiny.”

Today, make a choice of focusing on good and positive things in life. Attract positivity and you will be happy to see the results of this wise choice.

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Learn to move on without holding bitterness and strife.

Many people get stuck in relationships, wherein they are rejected or there are harsh disagreements. Let go and move on.  Many successful people have had many a rejection before they actually saw any success. The difference is that they believed in themselves and moved on in life. They  made the choice of not letting rejection, disagreements and bitterness hold back their journey. This is one of the greatest life learnings which will help you in your personal growth and development.

Value money and start investing early in life.

Money gives you tremendous freedom to do things which can impact your life as well as those around you. It is important to be wise and take rational decisions in saving money. Start investing and understanding the financial mangement of  your finances. Study and make appropriate decisions. Start investing early in life, as it will lead you to collect sufficient amount of money for your long term goals like your retirement and your children’s future.

Having sound financial savings will always give you the freedom to take risks in starting a business or converting a hobby into a business. Plan, budget and manage your finances and expenses. Do not save whatever is left from your income but consciously plan and budget your expenses and  savings. Every drop of savings will give you immense comfort and benefit in the future.

Cultivate some good daily habits.

Many people who lead a happy and successfful life have stressed the fact that their good daily habits are one of the main contributing factors to their personal growth and success. Some good habits that can be incorporated in your daily life are going for a nature walk, exercising, individual prayer time, catching up on any one hobby of either reading a book or playing a musical instrument etc.

Start with one activity and cultivate it, till it becomes a lifestyle.  And then you can add the next one. You will be amazed as to how these habits go a long way in building your life.

Kindness and gratitude.

Kindness and gratitude are always in style. Always treat people with kindness, no matter what you receive. Kindness costs very little but has a rich effect on other people. Some of the things that you can do are volunteer to spend time with those who are old and ailing or cook some good food or encourage a  friend who  is going through tough times. Many small random acts of kindness will make a huge difference in your life as well in the lifes of those around you.

Be thankful and grateful to God first and then to the people around you. Research confirms that grateful people are more happy and not stressed out. It is not that they don’t have difficult situations in life, but they choose to be grateful, kind and happy. This is one of life lessons that you need to consciously cultivate in your life.

Think and take wise decisions.

It is always important to take wise decisions in life. Wise decisions will not always be making more money in life. There will be times when you have to make difficult and tough decisions. Listen to the voice of your conscience, think whether this will matter a year from now, take the counsel of wise friends but make your own decisions.

Some of the other life lessons to be happy and successful are listed below:

  1. Believe in God and miracles. He has created you uniquely with a divine purpose.
  2. Life is not always fair but it will still have lots of good opportunities for you.
  3. Have a good friend with whom you can cry and share your feelings.
  4. Don’t use credit cards. Stay within your budget limits.
  5. Make peace with those whom you don’t get along with. It will do you good.
  6. Don’t overthink about all the wrong and bad things in life. Move on.
  7. Forgive and forget your mistakes as it is ok to commit mistakes. Don’t condemn
  8. Time is the greatest healer. Give yourself time.
  9. Do crazy unpredictable things once in a while to keep the enthusiasm and zeal on in life.
  10. Forgive everyone about everything all the time.
  11. Look around and be happy, because if you knew other people’s problems, you will know how small your problem really is.
  12. Always ask and you will receive. If you don’t ask, you will never have the opportunity to receive.

These are only a few of life lessons to be happy and successful. There are many other life lessons and everyday you are learning something new. Use these situations to learn these life lessons and to implement them in your life for a better future.

Your Life is yours and you need to make the wise choice to live a happy life.

Please read our earlier article Top 7 ways to make your life better and easy.

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