How To Get What You Want (sometimes) and Be Happy

Written by Alan Detwiler

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Be willing to take chances to get what you want -

Yeah, sometimes you will fail. Sometimes you will suffer consequences. Just make a logical judgement about whetherrepparttar possible benefits are worthrepparttar 148352 risks. If you decide it's worth it, then go for it. If you fail, so what. If you fail many times, so what. You still might succeedrepparttar 148353 next time, orrepparttar 148354 time after that. As long asrepparttar 148355 possible benefits are worthrepparttar 148356 cost, keep trying. And feel good about it.

Be alert to what is good in your life -

Try to adopt a mode of operation of giving attention torepparttar 148357 good things. If you aren't aware of what you got going for you, then you are missing out on feeling good about those good things. Being happy requires at least some recognition of what makes life valuable and worthwhile. The more you are aware ofrepparttar 148358 good things in life,repparttar 148359 more joy and pleasure you will feel. And to help stay alert generally, do what you can to stay healthy, exercise often, and strive for variety and new experiences.

Go about making your life better -

Take an interest in self-improvement. Be concerned with ways to make your life better. That will allow you to see opportunities to make it better. Some of those opportunities won't work out. The ones that do, make your efforts well worth it.

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3 Keys To Overcoming Problems

Written by Kathryn Williamson

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Many of our reactions to hurtful people are changed after God shows us His unconditional love. We realize that because God loves us even with all our mistakes, then we can learn to love others inrepparttar same way. God asks us to makerepparttar 148151 effort and He will provide His love through us to others. Now weíre on our way to developing healthy, godly relationships.

Taking control of your life also means you must plan for your future, and that is whererepparttar 148152 next principle helps you.

The third key principle is: when you find Godís unique purpose for your life, you haverepparttar 148153 motivation to keep you headed inrepparttar 148154 right direction and you discoverrepparttar 148155 abundant life. Godís plan usually entails taking whatever you are passionate about and putting it into a life-long project whereby you use it to love and serve others.

God created man to have an intimate relationship with Him, then to love others, and then to carry outrepparttar 148156 specific purpose he designed us for. While there are general guidelines on how God wants us to live and act, God also gives each of us a very personal goal for us to carry out. Since this vision includes loving and serving others, it is important that we haverepparttar 148157 first two key principles in place to enable us to adequately carry out Godís plan. With a proper understanding of God, His love and His plan, then we will be able to handle trials that come while servingrepparttar 148158 Lord.

When you focus on implementing these three key biblical principles instead of dissecting every individual problem, you will get better results. Now that you know three areas to work on, get a pen and paper and begin to determine what these items will require of you in your daily living.

Kathy Williamson teaches people how to apply biblical principles to overcome their problems and achieve the life of their dreams. Free ezine available at

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