Accept Yourself

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“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”– George Bernard Shaw, playwright

You cannot do anything if you hate everything about yourself. You cannot do anything if you keep comparing yourself to what others are doing. You cannot focus on yourself if your attention is on what people are saying about you.

If you want to be successful, you must first accept yourself. Accepting yourself means you are satisfied with who you are, how you look, your strengths and weaknesses, and that you are ready to learn from people who are willing and ready to help you grow, not those who will criticize you for no reason. It means you are ready to be vulnerable to learn what you need to learn to get better.

Don’t think other people are better than you. They are not. They have their own problems to deal with. Focus on what you are doing in life. The things that you are doing are the things that will take you to where you want to go.

If you keep worrying yourself about what others are doing or saying about you, you will not have the precious time to take care of yourself. If you don’t take care of yourself, if you don’t take care of your actions, if you don’t take care of your relationships, if you don’t take care of your health, you will find it difficult to change your life. To take care of your life, you must take care of your actions. Our lives change if we change our actions.

Accept yourself.

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4 Things Successful People Do That Unsuccessful People Don’t Do

Successful people know something that unsuccessful people don’t know

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In the words of Colin Powell, “There are no secrets to success. It is a result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

Success is not about material possessions. Success is about you and how you conduct yourself. How you do your daily business. What is success to you is not success to the next guy.

Success comes to those who attract it. If you attract success, if you do the right things, if you work hard, success will visit you, too.

The question here is: “Why are some people successful?”

“Why are others not so successful?” What are the secrets?

Is there any secret to success? If there is, how can we find it?

What is it that the successful people know that the rest of us are missing? What did they do that made them super successful?

Are they doing what the rest of us are doing? Or,

Are they doing something differently that the rest of us are not paying attention to?

Let us look at some of the things that successful people are doing right that the rest of us are missing.

Successful people are courageous.

Successful people are courageous people. They are scared of the unknown, but they never stop pursuing their dreams. They don’t allow fear to stop them from achieving their dreams. They know that without courage, nothing will happen. They look fear in the eye and keep going. They never stop moving.

“Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.”- Baltasar Gracian

Successful people embrace mistakes.

Successful people know that without mistakes they are not going anywhere. When you make mistakes, it shows you are learning. It shows you are progressing. It shows you are doing the right thing. Don’t be scared to make mistakes. It is part of your journey to success. Embrace it. Learn from it. Move on.

“To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.”– Plutarch, Greek Roman biographer

Successful people know what they want.

Successful people know what they want and how to get it. It is easier to succeed if you know what you want. If you know what you want to achieve in life, it is easier for you to go about achieving it. But if you don’t know, you won’t know how to get it. Know what you want, assess the situation, plan, take action, and measure your progress. If you don’t like your results, change what you are doing.

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.”- Seneca The Younger

Successful people trust themselves.

Successful people trust themselves, even when they don’t know what they are doing. They believe in themselves. They believe in what they are doing. Success starts with self-belief. If you want to be successful, YOU MUST BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. Self-belief gives you courage, confidence, hope, and determination to pursue your dream. You must believe in yourself if you are to succeed. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will believe in you. No matter what you are going through, don’t make excuses, just believe in yourself, and you will be a victor.

“Trust in what you do, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.”- Natalie Goldberg, Zen practitioner

To be successful, you must do the right thing. You must work hard and smart. You must look fear in the eye and say, “I am a winner.”

So shall it be!

This article first appeared on http://Worknovation.com

10 Life-Changing Quotes That Will Help You Master Your Life

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You are the master of your life if you control it. If you are not in control of your life, it means you are not your own boss. You can control your life by standing up for yourself. You can control your life by standing up for your values. You can get some inspirations from the following quotes on how to do it.

You can live a creative life

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”– Maya Angelou

Use your mind in creative ways to improve your life

“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; and great minds rise above them.”- Washington Irving

Look for where you can make a difference

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”- William James

Love yourself

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”- Micheal de Montaigne

Know who your friends are

“People inspire you or they drain you- pick them wisely.”- Hans F. Hansen

Never stop learning

“Be humble, be teachable, and always keep learning.”– Anonymous

Don’t give your power away

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have one.”- Alice Walker

Focus on your inside life

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”– Aristotle

Use the power of creative thinking to change your life

“I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.”- Socrates

Don’t make things difficult for yourself

“Divide each difficult into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.”- Rene Descartes

Which Is More Important: Knowing or Doing?

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Which is more important: knowing or doing? Are they separable or inseparable?

Knowledge without action means nothing. People are interested in actions, not in empty words. Jason Fred said, “What you do is what matters, not what you say or plan.”

 Doing represents action, and it is action that brings results. But you cannot do without first knowing how to do it. Knowing is nothing if you cannot use it to improve your life.

Knowing prepares you to take action. Doing is actually taking action to change your life. Knowledge is pointless without application. Without knowledge, doing is not possible. Without doing, knowledge is useless. If you want your knowledge to have value, find a way to apply it. If not, it is pointless.

You need both. They are inseparable.