Everyone aspire to achieve success in life. Some people have big dreams, goals and resolutions which serves as guidepost and milestone checkers. How well you succeed in life depends on what you do today, not tomorrow, the week after next or next year. What you do today has tremendous bearing on what awaits you tomorrow, the day after next and the future.
No one knows for sure how 2010 going to turn out to be. We will have to wait till the next coming Christmas to figure it out as events and circumstances unfold before us. One thing for sure is that for many, emotional and mental stress will continue to be part and parcel of life.
Stress is a silent killer. It can rob us of our happiness, health and our future. Learning to cope with stress is one of the most important thing that you ought to deal with. Prolong stress is detrimental to health. As a matter of fact, stress is one of top three major causes of all health problems in the country.
People tend to associate happiness with money. Yes, no doubt money is very important nevertheless what is the point of having more money if you have to pay a heavy price for it by having more stress in life? . What is the key to success in life? What is the key to being able to accomplish your goals and resolutions?
The way I see it, there are three things you need to take control if you are to succeed in life. Foremost you must learn how to cope with and manage stress. Stress by itself is not harmful if you know how to cope with it. Stress helps to drive us to compete and excel in whatever that we do in life. The real danger surface when we let stress takes control over our life. Make stress your ally and you will be able to unlock other potential within you.
Secondly, learn to manage time properly. Time is precious and as the saying goes, time and tide waits for no man. Time management is critical if we are to succeed in life. Rich or poor, healthy or sick, we all have 24 hours a day. You can either chose to make time work for you or become a slave to time so to speak.
What we do within each day and how we manage our time not only decide how we are able to live the life we want but also determine our destiny . Don’t procrastinate. Stop this extremely harmful habit of procrastination and learn to prioritize your daily tasks and carrying out the tasks set out accordingly. Work hard but also work smart to get things done in the most efficient and expedient manner.
Last but not least, in everything you do in life, learn to live through with a positive mindset. An optimistic and positive mindset is really powerful to help you to get what you want in life. Your mind is much more powerful than you could ever imagine. Learn to look at the bigger picture when you deal with circumstances in life.
In summary, these three factors namely, coping with stress, effective time management and positive mindset will help to carry you far in life. Beyond all these, health is more important than ever and it is the most precious commodity that you could ever have in life. Be thankful to God for what you have, and continue to strive to become the better person you aspire to be. After all, I am sure some of you have heard the saying, God help those who help themselves.