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Life Principles I Recommend Part 3 Print E-mail
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Written by By Thamar Jones   
Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Be kind for everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about…

Being a genuine believer of this quote, I realize that my readers may be going through personal difficulties of many sorts. You may be at a point where, like me. You deeply question life.

Have you ever thought about it? What is life? What are you supposed to do? We don’t come with manuals at birth teaching us at to be awesome human beings.

I’ve realized that even though there’s no right or wrong way to live your life, there are certain universal principles that lead to a happy, wealthy, and healthy life.

Do you have a personal manual of life principles that you live by? What adages do you use to guide you in your everyday living? I’ve been sharing a list of 75 important life principles that I try to live by. This list is a compilation of important life lessons I’ve learned at one point or another and it pertains to different areas of life from dealing with people, to our emotions, to life’s challenges, to achieving success, to handling failure.

Today I share the final 25 principles on my list of 75.

As you read each point, think about the truth behind each principle, how it applies to your life, and the actions you should take in light of it.

I now present to you:  Life Principles I Recommend Part 3:

1. Obstacles: The obstacles that lie between you and your goals are not there to stop you from reaching your goals. They are there to stop the people who don’t want them enough.

2. Opportunities: don’t come knocking on your door just by virtue of you doing nothing. You can either passively wait for opportunities to fall onto your lap or actively create them yourself.

3. Past: You can’t change the past; it has happened and it is what it is. Fixating on it isn’t going to get you anywhere. You can only change the present to create a better future.

4. Pleasing other people: When you live a life trying to please others, you end up not living a life at all. You are just living others’ lives under the facade of your life.

5. Positivity: If you want to have more positivity in your life, start by being more positive yourself. Spot the silver lining behind every dark cloud. Recognize the strengths of the people you are with. See the good side of everything you have.

6. Possibilities: We live in a world of possibilities. Anything you have ever dreamed of, imagined, or wished for, is possible, as long as you set your heart and soul to it.

7. Power: You have all the power in you to do everything you ever want, and more. So start doing what you want and let the power in you emerge.

8. Procrastination: is a sign of a bigger issue. Stop trying to fix your procrastination as a problem and start thinking about why you are procrastinating in the first place.

9. Progress: Celebrate how far you’ve come, and not how much you have yet to achieve. The former will empower you to greatness, while the latter is rooted in fear and only serves to hold you back from greatness.

10. Priorities: Know what matters to you and work on them. These are the things that will bring you the greatest happiness in life.

11. Lead by example: If you want to initiate change, lead by example. Words can only do so much. A living example shows everything.

12. Reality: Just like how the kind of fruit a tree bears is a result of the seed it is sown from, your external reality is merely a reflection of your internal beliefs. Change your beliefs and your reality will follow suit.

13. Relationships: A relationship is a bond between two dynamic individuals. It should be actively created between the parties involved, and not something you base off of norms and other relationships. Don’t impose expectations on your relationships; nurture them and let them come into their own.

14. Respect: Everyone, no matter who, deserves respect. If you want others to respect you, it’s important you respect them first.

15. Responsibility: Nobody is responsible for your life. You are. If you don’t take responsibility for your life, no one will. The day you stop pushing blame onto others is the day your life is going to turn around.

16. Results: The results you get in life are a function of the actions you take. The more actions you take, the more results you will see.

17. Root cause: Behind every occurrence is a root cause. Dig for the root cause and address that.

18. Spite: When you try to spite other people, you are really just hurting yourself. The people you are trying to spite may not care. In fact, they may not even know how hung up you are over them. All you are doing is just acting out a self-created story and script in your mind.

19. Success: Success is the result of being great at what you do. Being great at what you do is the result of hard work. Hard work is the result of determination, persistence, and relentless focus. There is no such thing as an overnight success. Every success you see, even if it seemingly quick, is the result of long periods of hard work that took place long before the point of success.

20. Time: is a construct created by man so we can have structure in our lives. You become a slave to time when you always think in terms of the time you have and what you should do rather than of results and outputs. Rather than try to manage time, work on self-management and activity management.

21. Truth: It is always better to tell the truth because you stay clean that way. When you tell a lie, you live a lie forever. Not only that, you almost always have to cover it up with new lies. It is a cycle that never ends.

22. Unhappiness: 100% of the unhappiness you experience in your life is a product of your thoughts. If you want to be happy, then make a conscious choice to be happy.

23. Vengeance: is an act of force/fear that doesn’t solve the problem. Look at the history of mankind and the wars that were waged. Go with the path of love, not fear/vengeance/force.

24. What’s meant to be: If something is meant to be, it will happen provided you do your part in making it happen. The more tightly you try to grab on to something, the more it will slip away. It’s just like trying to grab sand – it slips through the cracks of your fingers regardless how tightly you grab it.

25. Yourself: Don’t forget to love yourself unconditionally

I can’t guarantee a good life if you follow all principles. But when you follow these principles, you have more respect for the subtlety of life.

Because these principles have one goal: Get the most out of life. And that’s the only point there is.

What principles above resonate with you? What can you start applying today?