6 Secrets to Happiness

Written by Lynne Kaska

6 Secrets to Happiness By: Lynne E Kaska

Have you ever thought that you could have more, be more and do more? Have you ever wondered what it would take to really have a successful life? What if you could haverepparttar life of your dreams?

Happiness is just within your reach. Itís just onrepparttar 138078 other side ofrepparttar 138079 gnawing fear. Itís just onrepparttar 138080 other side of that self-defeating game that you keep on playing. The question is how do we get ďthereĒ from ďhere.Ē The question is what do you have to do?

The first secret to happiness that I have found is in identifying what makes you truly happy. Itís a difficult task to do especially if you really do this from your heart, not what your head tells you. I discovered when I went through this process thatrepparttar 138081 things that I want are not like what anyone else wants for me. I had to discover what I want and let go of old ideas and pleasing other people. For me, happiness means that I walk downrepparttar 138082 sidewalk with my head held high because I know that I am right with God or a Higher Being. Happiness means that Iím not held back by allrepparttar 138083 garbage in my past. Happiness is feeling like I have a purpose and living my life with passion and vibrancy.

What is it that you really want in life? Do you want a stronger relationship with your spouse/partner? Do you want a more fulfilling career? Do you want to be able to sleep at night without any chatter in your head? Is your true desire to just want to get out of bed inrepparttar 138084 morning and embracerepparttar 138085 day for what it is? Do you want to have a strong faith and put aside all fear and live life torepparttar 138086 fullest?

Well, if you fall into any of these categories, then I encourage you to keep reading. We all want to be happy. But what separatesrepparttar 138087 men fromrepparttar 138088 boys andrepparttar 138089 women fromrepparttar 138090 girls isrepparttar 138091 willingness to dorepparttar 138092 work. In my own experience, I found that when I get into enough pain, Iím willing to go to any length to quit feelingrepparttar 138093 way I was feeling. Are you willing to go on a journey? Are you willing to trust a process that is rewarding?

The next step to achieving happiness is to identify what is not working in your life. I have found that there are several self-defeating games that I play, playingrepparttar 138094 victim, get them before they get me, being a problem, using drugs/alcohol/food, not showing up, and lying. Which of these games do you use and how? Write a paragraph on three times that youíve used a self-defeating game. Write about how it worked for you, what it cost you, etcÖ.

Another key step to creating a life of happiness isrepparttar 138095 power of choice. So many times in my life, I didnít think that I had a choice, but I really did. Particularly abuse survivors think that they donít have a choice in their situation. They are controlled by fear, butrepparttar 138096 truth is that if they were willing to step outside of their comfort zone and what seems normal to them, there are ways that they can get out of their situation. As a survivor myself, I had to learn that even thoughrepparttar 138097 things that happened to me were not my fault, I did however continue to place myself in a position to be harmed. And I did makerepparttar 138098 choice to stay inrepparttar 138099 situation however painful it was for me. There are hundreds of agencies out there today that are designed specifically for women in these situations. Making healthy choices for ourselves gives us an amazing feeling of empowerment. It is something that is indescribable.

Reaping the Fruit of Success in Life

Written by Barbara White

Reapingrepparttar Fruit of Success in Life

One way to become more successful in our lives is to look

atrepparttar 138059 lifestyle and habits of people who are already

clearly reapingrepparttar 138060 fruits of success in life and living

and growing towards their unique God given potential. What

are some common characteristics and behaviour that we can

apply to our own lives to help us on our own personal

journey towards excellence? I have spent many years

studying this area, and have discovered that there are

common principles and habits that successful people follow

and see results many times over. Even people who have

achieved great personal growth in their lives know the

importance of having established life habits and daily

motivation towards their personal goals. Here are three

things that are important keys to unleash personal growth.

Three Steps towards Success that can Grow You Beyond Better.

1.Believe in yourself

"You weren't an accident. You weren't mass produced. You

aren't an assembly-line product. You were deliberately

planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the

Earth byrepparttar 138061 Master Craftsman"

Max Lucado Best Selling Author

We all are born with a unique personality and gifts and

abilities. There is a purpose for each personís life and

each person possesses all that is needed to fulfill that

purpose. For more information on discovering your uniqueness

and purpose check out


Believing in oneself is a choice we all have

to make, sometimes many times a day. It is an attitude that

we develop over time. It can be called self confidence, self

esteem or self worth. We cannot base our belief about our

worth on our past, or our circumstances, or other peopleís

opinions. We choose to believe we are of value, have

something to offer to others andrepparttar 138062 world, and that our

life has purpose. The strength of what we allow our mind to

think and believe is incredibly powerful. The power of what

we believe will become a self fulfilling prophecy over our

life. It can berepparttar 138063 difference between mediocrity and the

results we desire. Successful people acknowledge their

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