12 Things I Believe In 672

the things i believe in

I love seeing what a person is all about.

There are core values, principles, beliefs and truths in everyone’s mind and they are so different from those of any other human being.

Here are the things I believe in:

1. Potential.

Everyone’s capable of much more than he believes he can do.

There’s hidden potential in each of us. And that means we can turn our lives around in any moment and can start moving forward, and eventually do great stuff with our life.

2. Second chances.

I’ve been given them when I’ve least deserved them. I’ve given them to others too.

And it’s almost always for the best. You should do it too.

3. Power of habits.

The things we do daily control us. They are our habits, our identity and eventually our whole life.
But we can change them, replace the bad ones with good ones, and take back control of our present and future.

4. Self-education.

Education itself is nothing much. Just the ability to pass tests, form relationships, and know how to find the right moment to share what you know.

But self-education is what makes us actually learn, understand and improve.

The best way to learn something is to be passionate about it, to want to understand it, to do it without being told, to know your why and to invest time in that daily.

I’m all about self-education.
And many successful people think it’s crucial too.

The books you choose to read at home are more powerful than what your professor talks about at university. In the first case you’re opening your mind completely to the knowledge, reading between the lines and letting your imagination work. In the second, you’re probably bored to death and feel like another authority is trying to make you think his way.

Also, the mistakes you do in life are a much better experience than the internship you’re obliged to do in order to be qualified for some regular jobs.

5. Passion.

I believe that if you’re doing anything at all, you should be passionate about it. Otherwise, nothing unique and useful will come out of it.

We have enough average stuff these days. Don’t create another one.
Be extraordinary by dedicating your time and energy to what you enjoy doing and believe in.

6. Strategies.

Most people wander through life, following other people’s steps, caring about society’s opinion and expectations, doing what they are told they should do.

But that’s not the smartest way to live your life.
Instead, you should be a strategist.

These are the people who choose just a few things to focus their time on, find faster and better ways to do more in less time, learn and grow on the go, and achieve some kind of greatness and leave a legacy.
Such people have the qualities to become rich, get fit, change their habits, save time, do business, form relationships, communicate easily, sell products, be super productive, and basically hack every area of life they want to.

Here’s a good post on that.

7. Offering value.

That hasn’t changed since money was invented.

If you want to make real money, and keep that for a long period of time, you’ll have to offer some value to people – to answer their questions, give solutions to their problems, give them the information they’re looking for, help them do something better or faster, or at least to inspire and motivate them to take action, and show them how to do what they want to do.

Are you doing that in favor of the money you’re receiving?

8. Confidence.

Everyone should be confident in his abilities.

If you’re currently lacking self-esteem, then fake it. Use body language, certain confidence hacks and techniques that will help you appear confident.

Eventually, you will be. And then beautiful things will start happening. Because in order to succeed in something, you need to be sure you can do it.

9. Hard work.

I believe that you should be willing to work hard, should be investing more than 8 hours daily now if you want to make money from your idea later.

Hard work pays off. It’s just that it takes too much time, patience and willpower for people to wait till the results come.

10. The power of a single thought.

Thoughts become things.

That can be a good thing, or a bad one. It’s up to you.

Be careful what you focus your thoughts on, as it will be part of your life when you least expect it. And there won’t be anyone else to blame but yourself.

11. Internal happiness.

The things in our surroundings change, whether we like it or not. We can’t always have the objects we desire, we lose close people or don’t have the chance to spend time with them because they don’t like us, at any moment we can lose our job, house, savings, etc.

And these thoughts can kill us if we keep thinking about what bad might happen.

The solution then is to let go of being attached to outer factors in your life. And instead, to embrace change.

Know that if you lose something you have now, after some time you’ll get over it and will find something new.
There will be new people to love, new passions and hobbies to dedicate time to, new stuff to buy, new goals to achieve.

Accept that and be happy now, with exactly what you already have.

12. Gratitude.

If you wake up each day and thank for the people in your life, for your past successes, for the chance to be alive today and do whatever you want with these 24 hours, for the opportunities around you, you’ll be happy and will live in abundance.
And what you’re grateful for will increase.

So these are 12 of the things I believe in. They are all great stuff, right?!

What are your beliefs?

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10 Things Uber Successful People Do in the Morning 15

10 Things Uber Successful People Do in the Morning

Who doesn’t want to be successful? Whatever our purpose in life may be, we want to achieve success with it. Although success is usually perceived as career growth, it also encompasses personal growth. These two things go together.

So what can we do to reach the personal and professional growth of uber successful people? Maybe we can imitate some of their habits. Their morning rituals, in particular, set the pace of the day.

Did you know that the way you start your mornings affects your entire day?

You probably felt that, but guess what: science proves it as a fact, too.

In a study called “Waking up on the wrong side of the bed: start-of-workday mood, work events, employee affect, and performance,” researchers found that whatever the mood of workers was during the morning, they preserved it throughout the entire day.

So if you start off in a good mood, you have greater chances of having a great day. That’s why morning routines are so important.

Let’s learn from the ultra successful people, shall we? How do they start their mornings?

What The Most Successful Do in The Morning

1. Spend Time with the Partner.

relationships

As we said, success is not only about professional achievements. It also means having the right person by your side.

Take Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan as an example. They are both crazy successful, and they are definitely happy to have each other.

Waking up next to the person you love makes every morning special. Appreciate that moment. Have a coffee together. Talk. Be glad you’re there for each other.

2. Mindfulness.

Yes; mindfulness is a habit.

Successful people are always busy. Can you imagine a hectic morning with dozens of urgent email messages, business partners calling, and the kids yelling? And they are still in their pajamas! That’s why they practice mindfulness.

Researchers from The University of Sydney found that mindfulness reduces work-related stress and improves the mood at work. That’s why successful people always seem ready to deal with any situation.

So how do you practice mindfulness in the morning?

Just wake up. Take few deep breaths. Be aware of the present moment. Be aware of the responsibilities the day ahead will bring. Relax, and tell yourself that you’re ready.

3. Plan the Day.

A good plan will set you on the right track.

Plan your tasks for the day in the morning. When you have such an outline, it will be easier to handle all responsibilities. You’ll know you’ll have time for all tasks.

If you realize there’s not enough time, you should plan how to outsource. If, for example, you cannot complete a business report, you can hire assignment masters to write or edit it for you.

4. Exercise.

I know; it’s a cliché. However, it’s also an activity that works.

Physical exercise makes you fitter, but it also makes you happierWhen you’re done with your morning exercise ritual, you feel at ease, and things start to clear up.

Most successful people exercise. Hillary Clinton does yoga. Obama works out for 45 minutes six days per week. Mark Cuban does cardio fitness. Follow their example!

5. Practice Patience.

Too many things ahead? If your schedule is busy, you’ll be eager to get things done ASAP. The morning is the period of the day when you should practice patience. Relax.

You already made a plan. There’s time for everything. You’ll get through the day. For now, cherish this precious moment of morning relaxation.

6. Juice Up.

How to Win The 9-to-5 Battle by Staying Healthy at Work letsreachsuccess.com

It’s no wonder why so many celebrities are into the latest juice detox trend. Healthy juices give you valuable nutrients and make you feel more energized.

Have a different juice every single morning. Sure, the juicer will take some cleaning after, but the juice will certainly give you enough energy for that.

7. Eat Breakfast.

You saw this coming, didn’t you?

Uber successful people know that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s even better when it’s healthy.

Yes; the juice can be your breakfast, but it won’t make you feel full for long. If you don’t intend to have a standard breakfast, pack some fruit for work. A banana and an apple are mandatory!

8. Hydrate.

Have a glass of water as soon as you wake up. Hydration is essential for the way your entire system functions.

9. Be With the Right People.

In Tools of Titans, author Timothy Ferriss refers to a so-called “five chimps theory” in zoology. According to that theory, you can predict the behavior of any chimp if you analyze the five chimps they usually hang out with.

There’s a lot of wisdom in that theory. When you surround with nervous people, you’re nervous, too. When you surround yourself with positive characters, you reflect good vibes, too.

The first people you contact in the morning will set the mood for your day. Choose them carefully.

10. Celebrate Achievements.

When you wake up with a positive mindset, you’ll boost your chances of spending a good day.

Instead of thinking about all obstacles ahead, you should take time to think about all achievements you’ve made towards your current goals. This appreciation will convince you that you’re on the right track.

When we sum things up, all these morning habits of the ultra successful people seem pretty simple, don’t they?

However, it takes tons of persistence and commitment to stay true to them. Start by making small steps. Pick few of these activities and repeat them every day, until they turn into habits.   

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Cathy Baylis is a personal growth expert who writes insightful articles that motivate and challenge others. She has worked as a writer for a little over a decade now, and owns several blogs that she updates on her free time.