6 steps to success

1: Clear your mind of negativity.

Negativity will be a plague on your mind, body, and over all well being. Make a decision to be positive for today. With hope for a positive mind and prayer you will be able to rid your self of a negative mind and start moving forward towards a positive, healthy mind.

Matthew 21:22 - And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive

2: Clear your body of negativity.

This step isn't about how much you weigh or how out of shape we are - or aren't. This is about taking care of our selves. We need to respect the bodies that the Lord gave us by making sure we are eating well, exercising regularly, and ridding ourselves of toxins. This may be more of my personal opinion, but I believe when we eat healthy - giving us proper nutrients and vitamins - it effects us in a positive way - inside and out. We begin to move more, smile more, and have a better outlook on ourselves and life.

3: Set goals.


And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
— Habakkuk 2:2-3 ESV

The best thing about making a goal is there is no limit to how big or small. Make a list of simple goals - easy to extravagant. When you see a physical reaction of marking goals off one-by-one, you will obtain a sense of accomplishment. You will recognize your successes and begin to set your goals higher.

 

4: Have purpose.

"For as long as I can -honestly- remember, I have asked the simple question, "what is my purpose?". So much of my life I have felt un-useful and  inadequate. Not to say that I always feel this way, but the feeling always has a way of creeping it's ugly self back into my thoughts.  I am the most stubborn, hard-headed, and confident person you will meet. I am determined and driven to success in many aspects.  Yet, I am vulnerable and broken. I have more failures than each of our hands can count. The unimaginable amount of failures come from trying, doing, striving; always looking for my purpose in life."... continue reading

 

5: Accept failure: 

We are human. If there's one thing we all have in common: We fail, a lot. Does that mean that we are inept, expendable, or worthless? I know -all too well- it seems as if the faucet of failures flow endlessly.
There was an image going viral on social media lately that I just adore.

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Imagine for a moment if she had given up and gave in due to failure.  Let's make a point to file our failures away in the stories-to-tell file, stand up, and never give up!


For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again. -proverbs24:16

Your goal may not be to accept an academy award; maybe success to you is being able to wear a genuine smile for a day. I don't know what success you're trying to reach, but remember that failures bring wisdom. God wants us to be wise. I truly believe that true lessons and wisdom come from some of our biggest failures or hardships. Learn to accept failure.


#6 Love God. Love People.

Matthew 22:36-40 NIV

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a]38 This is the first and greatest commandment.39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

I truly believe when you follow these two commandments everything else will fall into place naturally. If you ignore every other step, not only follow, but live these commandments you will become successful in life. You may even find that your definition of success will change. Your priorities will change. When you live a life God wants us to live success and happiness will follow - according to God's plan.

 

So, are you ready for success? What are you waiting for? Go get it!!