Living right is Living bright – Part 2

We are what we make ourselves to be. If you think your life is not so good, you played a big part in it. If you think the other person is better than you, well, I can say most of the fault is in your hands. It’s simple. In the part one of living right is living bright, some points are stretched out for you and I. Those points are some basic life principles which makes some people outstanding. Now, put on your thinking cap and start picturing in your mind those people you know around you that are living bright, you will discover that majority of them are living right.

Majority of the people ruling the world today have learn in some ways how to live right. To live a bright life, we have to live right. Here is more principles of living right……..

Here we go……

1. Change what you can change. We live in a world where time is important. Time is short. If time is short then it makes sense not to waste any of it. Successful people gets satisfaction out of life because they pay attention to what they can control and by so doing, they don’t waste time on things beyond their control. If you waste time struggling to change stuff that is obviously never going to be changed, then life will gently cruise past and you’ll miss it.

Change what you can change and let go of the rest

You’ve got to dedicate yourself personally to things you can change, areas you can make a difference, then life will become richer.

2. Always aim to be the very best. This is interesting. This is truly a hard thing to do but remember that whatever you can think, you can achieve. It’s simple…. how? If you go to work, do you job well. You can deceive everyone else but you can’t deceive you. If you are a parent, be the best parent possible. If you set out to do something, do it to the best. If someone needs your help, give them your best. If you are in a relationship or you are married, Love your partner with all your heart. Remember, whatever is worth doing is worth doing well. Aim to be the very best at everything you do and not second best.

… Someone said this and I concur “Failing is fine. Aiming for second best is not”

3. Forget the past. Can you tie yourself with a rope at the waist and tie it to a caterpillar tyre to run with it? If your answer is yes, then for how long? That’s what you do when you dwell on the past. It weighs you down. You can’t think straight, you put blame on yourself and others, you sit in self pity. Common friend, whatever the past was, it’s gone. There is nothing you can do to change the thing that is gone, shift your attention to the present, let go of the past and don’t let life cruise pass you.

Live here, Live now, Live in this moment

It can be hard, but if you want to be successful and live bright, you have to turn your attention to what is happening for you right now.

4. Have a plan. What’s a plan? It’s a map, a guide, a target, a focus, a direction, a strategy. You’ve got to have a plan. It gives your life structure and shape. OK, honestly, not all plans work out and not all map leads to the promised land. But at least you stand a better chance than someone who don’t have a plan. When you don’t have a plan you don’t move, you are stagnant. Work out what is it you want to do, plan it, work out the steps to take to achieve your goal and get on with it. If you don’t plan your plan, it will remain a dream.

5. Don’t stay in your comfort zone. Be prepared to be a little bit brave everyday. Why? Because if you don’t you’ll grow stagnant. You have a comfort zone where you feel safe and warm, I do too. But every now and then we need to step outside and take up challenges, get stimulated. In this way, you expand your horizon, your territory. We impose a lot of restrictions on ourselves that limit us and hold us back. We think we can’t do that, we can’t be that, won’t feel happy with that. Not true my friend. Step out of your comfort zone and see a whole new world of opportunities which you will not get in your little comfort zone.

6. Ask questions. Common, don’t feel too big. Learn to ask questions. You may not like the answer but at least you’ll know. Stop assuming. If you assume then you think you know but actually you don’t. You assume that the other person like your plan but they don’t. Someone once said to me that “assumption is costly”. Better to ask questions and get it once.

… Questions help people clarify their thoughts

7. Know when to let go. Sometimes you have to just walk away. You want keep fighting until you get it done, yeah, that’s a good spirit. But sometimes those things won’t just happen, you need to learn to recognise those moments. Sometimes you really want to do something, but it is unrealistic. Instead of knocking yourself out, cultivate the art of walking away and you will find it a lot less stressful. If a relationship is coming to its end, instead of playing out long and complicated, learn to walk away, end game and avoid getting hurt.

8. Look after yourself. This is important. You are the Boss, the captain. If you are down who’s going to run the ship? No one. So it makes sense to look after yourself. You’ve got to take responsibility of yourself. You are a grown up and you are on your own. Successful people in life knows when to eat, where to eat and what to eat and not eat. They know when to sleep, they stay away from potentially harmful situations. You’ve got to take yourself serious.

I’m inspired … I’m sure you are too

…… That’s it on living right is living bright. Of course there are numerous principles to living right. Leave your comments



Author: Rotimi Elijah

Rotimi Elijah likes to motivate and inspire people. He likes to be among happy people who loves unconditionally. He believes that love is the basis to true happiness.

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