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10 Signs Your Life is On Track- Even If You Feel Like There’s Something Holding You Back

10 Signs Your Life is On Track- Even If You Feel Like There’s Something Holding You Back

People think that happiness is found in the external things in life.

They forget that the key to becoming what they want to be, and to achieving the satisfaction they desire, is from what they already possess inside themselves. They are anxious for the things they have not achieved or gained- rather than building on what they currently have.

Channeling your energy into the present can place your life on track and push away all the negative thoughts and fears surrounding you.

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You may feel that certain things are holding you back, but you only have to check out these signs to know if you are on track to becoming the success you want to be:

1. You are not envious of others

You are content with your position in life and so you are not consumed with envy. Rather than compare yourself with others, you are interested in seeing them make their goals happen too. In fact you are willing to lend a hand in helping them to achieve what they want to achieve. You can find the good in others and see them as fellow game-changers, and this rubs off on you positively.

2. You get a good night’s sleep

You sleep well. You are not addicted to painkillers and sleeping pills. You know that you have plenty of reasons to be at peace with yourself. You are not consumed in fear and worries; even when things are challenging, you know everything will work out for the best.

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3. You are guilt-free

You can accept forgiveness and apologize to those you have wronged. You also know that you don’t have any reason to hold grudges. You are focused on mending fences rather than building obstacles that prevent you from having functional relationships. Thus, you are guilt-free and don’t feel the need to become obsessive about potential problems when people don’t behave as well as they could towards you.

4. You value yourself

You know that you matter. Because your self-esteem is in check, you worry less about what others think about you. You know that you are essential to the success of your environment, relationships and career. You are not looking for validation elsewhere: you already have found it within yourself.

5. You believe that the future will take care of itself

You know the future will handle itself, so you know you don’t have to become obsessive about controlling every potential outcome. You are not nervous or anxious about it. Whatever is happening to you now is simply a stepping stone to get you to where you should be. Rather than being consumed in fear about uncertain situations, you focus on the certainty of possibilities arising now and into the future.

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6. You engage in personal growth

Every day you work hard to become a better version of yourself. You are not stuck where you were yesterday. You want to improve and you are eager for change. You live for it and consistently put some effort into making that change happen.

7. You can say “no”

You don’t say “yes” to everything that comes your way. You are selective about how you use your energy and time. You don’t engage in everything that that you are offered because you know this can be wasteful. Rather, you focus on the targets that will make you a more accomplished and satisfied person.

8. You can take charge

You are confident in your abilities. You understand the importance of challenging events as phases of transition and change. You do not get consumed by these external factors, so you are able to focus on the importance of being the person that ultimately accepts responsibility for your own life.

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9. You are driven by the goal of adding value

You want to attain things, but it isn’t just specific results that drive you. Rather, you are concerned with what you can give to make certain outcomes happen. Instead of complaining about what you are receiving, you are fully engaged in what you are giving out to others and the environment around you.

10. You are living- not just waiting

You are not just waiting for things to happen to you. You are living and taking every day one step at a time. In doing so, without desperately searching, you are discovering- and gradually reaching- your destination. Such an awakening allows you to enjoy the present moment, instead of fussing over the places you have not yet reached.

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Last Updated on September 17, 2019

10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

1. Spend Time with Positive People

If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

3. Contribute to the Community

One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

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5. Recognize and Replace Negative Thoughts

You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

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Learn to set SMART goals to help you achieve more.

7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

8. Offer Compliments to Others

Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

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9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

10. Practice Self-Care

Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

Learn about these 30 Self-Care Habits for a Strong and Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.

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