|Richness in life is more than just having money. [Pic]|
What you want is not necessarily what you need.
You want the car your neighbor just bought; you want the watch you saw in the magazine; you want a pair of heels even though your wardrobe is bursting; you want to be able to have whatever you want...
Is that what life is all about?
In our endless pursuit of worldly things, we could have easily forgotten the essentials of life which are far more important than money.
|Discipline: A key ingredient to healthy lifestyle. [Pic]|
There is nothing very new here. Let's just take a moment to remind ourselves:
You need two ingredients to stay healthy: 1) knowing what the right actions are, and 2) the discipline to do the right actions.
For (1), rich resources can be found easily in this modern time. Few would have difficulties accessing basic information. It is 'discipline' or the lack of, that is often cited as the main culprit for an unhealthy lifestyle.
To stay healthy, work hard on (1) and work harder on (2).
A habit is a series of actions performed involuntarily and rather effortlessly. Bad habits are common obstacles in life. They can hurt your health or social life. On the other hand, good habits are empowering.
You need to kick bad habits and acquire good ones. Do not expect quick results. Start with being aware of your existing habits and take small but ceaseless steps to change your actions.
|Love what you do. Do What you love. [Pic]|
A rich life is no fluke. You have to work for what you want.
'Work' is more than just what you do in your office and you should stop viewing it as a dirty word. Take control and you will not have to fight any Monday blues.
The mantra for this is, 'love what you do and do what you love.'
Feeling grateful gives you positive energy. On the other hand, complains and grouses are dis-empowering.
Whining is not a necessity but a bad habit. Kick it.
|Gratitude makes you rich. [Pic]|
Everyone wants to be happy. Many go looking for it or simply wait for it to come.
The thing is, 'happiness' is here and now. This makes the phrase 'pursuit of happiness' rather ironical. It is not something you seek but something you 'agree' to have.
In short, 'happiness' is a choice. You would have to make that choice to be happy.
Get wiser through lifelong learning.
In today's breakneck pace of change, you cannot afford to be left behind. The price of obsolescence is just too high.
Learning does not mean going to school. It simply means keeping up with things. It should take place during every waking moment.
You stop, you flop.
|Every man dies. Not every man really lives. [Pic]|
Finally, let talk about money.
In a practical sense, you cannot live a decent life without money. However, having more money does not promise a happier life.
No one argues about this. The problem is, as Zig Ziglar has put it "Money won't make you happy… but everybody wants to find out for themselves."
See "I Who Have Nothing".
Many people have been there, done that. You have the choice of learning from them or falling into the same pit.
Your life is as you live it.
"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." (William Wallace)