We all agree that knowledge is power and all successful people are lifelong learners. They never stop learning. But world is filled with books, knowledge, advice and never-ending recommendations.
How could you learn more in short time? The one strategy is to read more and this is what I struggled in beginning when I had full-time job and very limited time to read. So the other approach is to read strategically and get most out of each book and choose books carefully. To this day, this is my strategy due to shortage of time and availability of millions of books which I can read.
Some of these books can have huge impact at one’s life. Few of my favorite books are The magic of thinking big, Success principles, Think and Grow Rich and the list goes on… I read more than 100 self-help books and all drilled down to same basic principles.
Here are 06 lessons learned which almost all of these self-help books share:
Take 100% responsibility of your life
If you want to get successful in life, you must take 100% responsibility of your life. Jack Canfield in his book Success Principles wrote that stop making excuses and looking miserable. Start taking 100% responsibility of your life. Once you start taking responsibility, you will start taking actions to improve it and this is most important for the life you want. You can only achieve it once you start take responsibility. Success has no diploma. It doesn’t require any prerequisite, certification, background, nationality or wealth. There are many people in this world who were broke, poor, immigrant but still they got massive success in life and you can too become successful if you start taking responsibility of your actions and its consequences.
You can be whatever you want or imagine
If your mind can conceive & imagine, you have all the powers to become the person you want to be. You have given all powers, talents, capabilities and gifts to become the person you want to be. Nothing is impossible in this world. The only thing is you have to take responsibility and then have belief on what you want to be and give your 100% effort.
Start taking actions
Dreams remain dreams and wishes until you start working on them. Take action and kill the fear. Motion creates momentum which will help you to get rid of fear and breed confidence. Dreams will come true if you work on them. Start working on your dreams every single day!
Your thoughts are most important
People are what they think of themselves. In my life, I have met people who are happy and people who are miserable. The only thing that separates happy people from miserable people are their thoughts. If you are sad, that is probably you are thinking bad about yourself. If you want, you can be happy by just focusing your thoughts on happiness. And the same is true for success or whatever you want to achieve in your life. You need to focus your thoughts and visualize success and then believe on it. Life will change once you change your thoughts and you will be more happy and successful.
Fear has killed more dreams than anything else in this world. People don’t pursue their dreams because of the fear of other people’s opinions about themselves. What others will think about you is none of your business. The only way to get rid of this fear is to stop imagining yourself miserable and start loving yourself. Once you start loving yourself, your thoughts will improve and your self-confidence will boost. You understand what is success and happiness and fully focus on achieving your goals and living the life you deserve.
There is a higher power at work and it is on your side