Life is the ultimate journey of unforeseen twists and turns, ups and downs. Focusing too greatly on its negative aspects only prolongs a sense of dissatisfaction and misfortune.
Excitingly, nothing in life stays the same forever. In fact, it has the potential to radically change for the better, by just stepping outside and interacting with the world.
But rather than simply waiting for your fortune to unfold, why not take fate into your own hands? While we cannot control everything, our thoughts and actions will dramatically influence our destiny.
Ready to try this for yourself? Follow these 10 empowering steps and you could just change your life forever!
1. Change Your Self-belief – Change Your Reality
Our minds help us perceive the world around us and as a result, our reality. Over time, we develop strong self-beliefs, some which support us and others that hold us back. Ultimately, they can reflect heavily upon our perception of reality, clouding and restricting us.
Re-wiring limiting/negative beliefs to work in your favour can provide you with a sense of freedom, limitlessness. Identify the greatest self-beliefs that hold you back. Disregard them and adopt new ones that support, empower, motivate you.
2. Climb One Step At a Time – Attainable Short-term Goals
There’s an unbeatable sense of triumph and fulfilment that comes from achieving personal goals. Witnessing progress and feeling transformations naturally fuels us with the motivation we need to continue.
Take advantage of this powerful mind-hack by setting an ascending series of small short-term goals. Set achievable milestones that progressively stack up to reach your ultimate goals.
Feel the rush achievement by knowing each goal brings you one step closer to the top!
3. Dream Big – Gravitate Towards It
You need to develop a vision, dream or fantasy of your perfect future. Ask yourself what you truly want out of life, don’t worry if this takes a long time to discover, or changes throughout your life.
Once you have a dream, make it as vivid as possible, from day-to-day activities down to how you would feel. Most importantly you must start to believe that it will come true.
When this belief becomes strong enough, it will begin to influence your everyday actions without you even knowing. Once the law of attraction is on your side, you will gravitate towards achieving it!
4. Take Risks – Overcome Your Fears
Fear has always been present in all of us. In the beginning, fear of the unknown served us well as a basic survival instinct. But these days, the fear of failure only holds us back from our true potential.
Don’t allow fear to trap you in your comfort zone, seek out new discoveries and the wisdom only comes from these experiences. Trust your intuition and take a risk, if you win you will be happy; if you lose you will be wise!
5. Banish Regrets – Experience a Brighter Future
Regret is absolutely useless. It’s negative perception of the past that prevents you from moving on into the future. As we learn through experience it’s natural to make mistakes, lessons learnt the hard way being the strongest!
Transform your regrets into life lessons, use them as rich soil from which you can grow. Release yourself from the prison grudges, regrets, and bad feelings, you will reach a brighter future!
6. Align Yourself With Those on Similar Paths – Succeed Together
Take notice and avoid anyone who discourages, dissuades or holds you back from your aspirations. Secretly, many of these people do not want you to succeed out of jealousy.
Seek out and align yourself people who hold the same values you do. You’ll be amazed how they will make an effort to help, empower and motivate you to reach success together.
Look out for clubs, groups or even online forums where you can share accountability and help each other, it will significantly strengthen your resolve!
7. Change What You Can – Accept What Cannot Be Changed
There few things in life that simply cannot be changed, an event such as losing your job can be painful. But since this cannot be changed, why dwell? Accept it, learn from it, allow it to make you a better person!
In other cases, we get stuck even though change is still within reach. For example, if you are happy with your bodyweight, it’s totally within your control. Spring into action by learning how to change it, working on it and sweating it out!
If it’s out of your control, accept and own it. If it’s within your control, get up and change it!
8. Practice a Discipline – Express Yourself
Spending time on yourself or your interest is both rewarding and revitalizing for the soul. It’s not just about having fun, many interests and hobbies also offer great benefits for the mind and body.
Follow your calling, challenge yourself physically or mentally. These activities are therapeutic and bound to bring interesting opportunities into your life!
9. Experiment & Try New Things
There’s a certain level of comfort from perfecting our daily cycles and routines. While it’s essential to keep us on track and productive, we should not become robotic!
Our creativity is fuelled by breaking out of these cycle, exploring outside of the box and indulging curiosity. Be willing to experiment and try out new things, life will reveal many fantastic discoveries!
10. Broaden Your Social Horizons
No matter how introverted you feel you are, you can benefit greatly from social interactions. The mere act of talking to another can instantly bring us out of our heads and ground us in the present moment.
Mixing with different social circles and meeting new people will broaden your mind and expand your current thinking. Speaking with people with different perspectives and backgrounds will teach you more about life than you ever imagined!