10 Wisdom Principles that will guarantee Success

There are certain principles that if followed will guarantee success! By Success I mean a balanced joyful life. A person is successful when they are living the life they were designed to live. When you have more than enough resources for yourself and your family, when you are full of joy and are taking good care of your health, when the people around you love you and are inspired by you, when you have hope that your future is secured, then you are successful.

Lots of people have spoken and written books on the principles of success. I am only listing some of those that I have applied and continue to apply in my life! I summarize them all as seeking wisdom!

1- Have a clear vision of where your life is headed! – See it like a movie. I use an exercise called interviewing the older you to capture this clear vision. You should speak to yourself as if you are already this person. Write the vision and write your ideas!

2 – Be Consistent –  A clear vision helps you to be focused and as such you will be able to apply yourself to the same tasks or goals over a longer period of time and develop expertise! Consistently follow the plan you develop to realize your vision.

3 – Follow your inner directions – Learn to trust that God can lead you! Sometimes you just have to operate by that “intuition”. You know that “something” that told you to stop for gas? Yes, that “something” should be listened to if you have learned to distinguish between the wise and the foolish “something”.

books4 – Always Improve -Let the you of today be better than the you of yesterday! Read, listen to podcasts, read this blog (~smile~), practice and more. Just get better and never stop trying to get better!

5- Have a coach or Mentor -Find someone who is already doing what you want to do! Follow them.

6 – Find people who are like minded, people with similar visions! Work with them.

7 – Be Generous/ Serve– Give all the time. Always look for opportunity to give time, money, help to people around you. Let your work and life be more about giving than receiving. You’ll get much more that way than you need anyway! Be ready to serve people, inspire them. Let your life be an example.

8 – Love People – Yes learn to want the best for everyone around you! Forgive those that have hurt you! Choose never to keep any negative feeling over night. Let it always end before you sleep!

9 – Learn to speak your vision – Think and read and develop your vision until all you can say is your vision. Live in your vision and act always in the direction of that vision. Say it to yourself always! I am ……. (Whatever your vision is) Not what you see now.

10 – Connect with God – Remember that you where designed for a purpose! Believe that God who made you is ready to support you and all you need is available. Let this truth give you great confidence in your ability by God’s help to accomplish whatever God put in your heart to do.

Wow, there are more that can come out of these! Here is what Brian Tracy has to say: Be the Best You: 7 Keys to a Positive Personality!

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When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

When there is no enemy within

As we remember the sad events of 9/11 2001, it is important to remember these words of wisdom from Winston Churchill. “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you”.

What does he mean by enemies within? It could mean the enemies that we have allowed access into our lives like the terrorists of 9/11. Enemies within could also be our fears and our insecurities that make us vulnerable to the enemies outside.

I have always believed that the best approach to life is to love everyone. Position yourself to desire the best for everyone around you. If you do not allow any poison of hatred, fear, insecurities to enter your heart then all that the enemies outside can do, is help you grow stronger, wiser and more productive. Every time someone tries to hurt me, I learn something about life and about myself that makes me a better man.

The pains of September 11, 20o1 may still linger in the hearts of some, but the real damage is the fear that many have allowed to get into them. Let’s choose not to fear but to love and live our lives to the full. Those who want to do evil will be the ones to live in fear of being caught.

Take Action – As you go around today, look at the people around you and say in your heart – “I love you”. Let the people in your live know that you love them. Forgive those who hurt you and remember that as long as you don’t let the enemy in, the hurt will only turn into strength.