We want it all, a successful career, vibrant social contacts, a love life that sparks and closely follows all the latest trends. Under the guise of FOMO, we no longer dare to say ‘no,’ but in the meantime, we constantly sigh how busy we are. Recognizable? Becoming successful is not nearly flawless, but you can look at it differently with some small mindset twists.
Be happy and successful
1. Do your job well, but in such a way that you are satisfied with it
That means you shouldn’t worry about what you think others like, but make sure you feel like you gave it all you had. Of course, you don’t have to ignore feedback from your boss, but it is essential that you fully support your work and be satisfied with your performance.
2. Be someone who always looks for the positive in people
It may not always be easy, and you may even be wrong. But by being positive in life, you feel better about yourself, and you radiate that to others. There is already so much negativity in the world; why would you want to contribute to that? A little positivity goes a long way.
3. Be open to the possibility that you can make mistakes too
Be aware that you can view something differently than others might, especially when you expect them to. There are so many people, so so many different ways to approach something. And you can only learn from that.
4. Learn to enjoy having your responsibilities
Sometimes it may be a bit disappointing, and you prefer to crawl back into your bed. But in the end, you will be happier if you accept your responsibilities instead of hiding from them.
5. Follow your advice
6. Learn to live with the resources you have and be happy with them
Paying all your bills independently and having money left over to do fun things brings a tremendous sense of independence with it, no matter how rich you are.
7. Be someone the people in your life like to be around, but don’t lose yourself in this
Invest in the friendships you want to keep and give because you want to give yourself and not because you want something in return.
8. Decide what it is you want out of life
Only then will you know when you have achieved your goals. If you are always looking for more, it isn’t easy to satisfy what you have.
9. Make up your traditions
The great thing about being an adult is that no one can tell you how to live your life except you. If you’re not happy with the way you do things, change them so that you are satisfied with them. It’s your life, and you are the only one who should satisfy you.
10. Value your own opinion
Because it is at least as important as anyone else’s, you don’t live to make everyone around you happy; you are just as important.
11. Open your mouth when you see injustice happen
Would you please do this by coming up with another solution to the problem, rather than contributing to it yourself?
12. Be mindful of the emotions of the people closest to you
Putting yourself in the shoes of others may not always be easy, but acknowledging another’s feelings is the essence of true intimacy, whether platonic or not.
13. Do things
Even if you know that you may not be the best at it or make money from it, do you like to dance? Sign up for dance lessons! Can’t stop singing? Do something with it! It’s often scary to try something you’ve never done before, but that’s true of everything. If you had to avoid all those things, then you would have to stay at home for the rest of your life.
14. Know what makes you happy and make that your priority
It’s a shame to fill your days with activities you don’t want to do or spend with people you don’t want to be with. Write that book, take that world tour: let things you are proud of rule your life.