Friday, December 28, 2012

7 balanced keys of successful living

What does success mean to you?
I know that every single person dreams of some sort of success. Is it success in business? Is it success in family? Is it success in health? Or is it success in being a good person and making a difference in this world?
All of these definitions are right but I think it is even more important to live a balanced life of success. Successful living is more than just having a certain amount in your bank account or reaching a certain career height. Successful living in the broadest sense is
  • a life that is full of opportunities that you are not afraid to try,
  • a life full of fun and meaningful work,
  • a life where you can spend plenty of time with the people you care about,
  • a life that you live without regrets.
Doesn't this life sound wonderful?
There are no secrets to living a successful life, but there are a few keys that we sometimes overlook. First take a look at the 9-step guide to finding success in life and when you are done let’s sprinkle a little bit of balance on them.

1. slow down.

The reason why we sometimes overlook success in life is because we are always in a hurry. We are in a hurry to get somewhere (without thinking whether we really need to be there or not.) We are in a hurry to reach a goal without thinking whether that goal is what we want or not.
Allow yourself to slow down, relax, breathe and ponder on what success truly is for you. Let yourself break free from the expectations of others and the norms that our society dictates to us. Set your own rules that are meaningful and important to you.