This is a guest post by Jason Anthony, the founder of EvenMinds.
Do you believe in the possibility of creating an extraordinary life for yourself?
At first the notion seemed impossible to me. Prior to my own quest for personal development I struggled greatly with almost everything I encountered. My finances were a mess. The personal relationships I found myself in were unhealthy and so was the way I treated myself.
The change came for me after hitting what I perceived was the bottom. I was so fed up with it all that I knew I had to do something different, and there was only one place I had to look – at myself.
The results were amazing and my life has never been the same since. I discovered that with just a few simple shifts I was able to literally transform reality. It is something that I am beyond grateful for and cannot describe in mere words, but I would love to share the process and ideas that started it all with you today.
Taking Personal Responsibility
It sounds like common sense, but its surprising at the staggering amount of individuals (including myself at the time) looking outward and depending on external factors to rule their world. Even something as trite as the weather or traffic has the ability to influence their perspectives and attitudes.
As Sibyl succinctly put it, what we say and how we think matters. Part of getting it right for yourself is making a conscious choice and effort to focus on how you value yourself and your potential. If we want to make a difference in our personal or professional lives, we must commit to doing things differently.
The act of taking personal responsibility for who you are, what you’ve done, and more importantly, what you’re about to do, is the mark of a mature and high-character person.
Commit To Being Different
Changing your approach today will have a direct effect on your results for tomorrow. It’s easy to look at where you are now and be unhappy. But in order to make a difference you must wholeheartedly look at what it was that got you there.
You do this not by dwelling on the past, but by developing and adjusting your habits. I speak and write often about the three vital dimensions of your life: Health, Wealth, and Love. All three of these areas have a direct influence on each other. When one suffers it affects the rest. Conversely, when you work towards excelling and magnifying one area, all others can be enriched.
By combining your efforts towards refining your personal philosophy, mindset, and actions in each of these areas, you become proactive, rather than reactive. Doing this enables you to create the lifestyle you truly desire, and enjoy doing it!
The Possibility Of Today
1) Refine your beliefs and mindset. This is where the true process of change begins. By changing your mindset and enriching your personal philosophies, it’s easy to discover the path to fulfillment and happiness. Simple adjustments in your thoughts and attitude will start reflect in your beliefs and what you value.
2) Commit to taking action. With a fresh and enlightened perspective, we have the ability to make new choices. Thinking and believing will only get you so far, it’s up to you to put the proper amount of momentum behind it all. By combining your ambition with action anything is possible.
3) Embrace the moments. In shifting your mindset and actions you will start to experience some spectacular results. Part of living an extraordinary lifestyle is just being present for these chances and circumstances. Take in all the details and beauty, as well as the drama, for they all play a significant part in who you are and how you grow as an individual.
Jason Anthony is the founder of EvenMinds. He shares ideas and philosophies with others and believes that when you become a person of high character, integrity, quality and truth, and your life will be respectively enriched.