Maybe this should be called what everyone needs.
That sounds like a generalized statement. True. But most people want these things. And whether you know it or not, you need them.
Everyone wants a place to feel accepted. People are living in a crazy world nowadays. You need that deep, inner satisfaction that is irreplaceable.
Look for it any way you can. There are several ways to obtain peace:
- Read a book
- Don’t talk for a minute
Peace is highly underrated. I’m not talking about peace with other nations. I’m talking about peace with yourself. The more you seek peace, the more you will find it.
You can’t do this by yourself. You might try for a while, but eventually you will need other people to help. It’s okay to be introverted. Other people need to be in your life even if you don’t think so. Be yourself. Let other people be in your life.
Not only do you need other people to be around, but you need people to help you. It may seem that you don’t need help for any apparent reason. You do. The trick is to let them help you. Here’s how:
- Admit you aren’t perfect
- Learn from other people
- Listen to what they say
- Give your perspective
- Accept criticism
Believe it or not, all those things help you. Self criticism is fine. Accepting criticism from others reveals things to you. They may or may not be true. Chances are, they will help you. And you actually want help to get to where you are going.
Get going on a path. Not too specific, sure. Believe me, most people do not even get to this point.
This does not include going through the motions. That is what happens after the start. What you need is more of a spark to move you in your direction.
Listen to that still small voice inside. Let it guide you. So you can:
- Start Speaking
The start should lead to any of those three things.
You need to speak more. talking expresses yourself in ways you never thought possible. Communication is mastered through speech.
Exercise focuses on the area of body language. It can help you improve communication too. This conveys the message of being assertive. Without it, you are giving messages of the negative variety.
Work is what we all have to do. Work can be fun if you approach it the right way. Find a start to each of these things as often as you can.
Focus does not come naturally to most people. There are so many distractions throughout the day. Burn with focus though. That image should be at the forefront of your mind. That will:
- Enhance your confidence
- Help you focus on what’s important
- Increase your goals
When you focus you do not mind what is going on around you. Instead, you remember what you were doing. The focus itself is the object. It becomes a habit. What you remember doing was most important. Getting sidetracked throughout the day is the obstacle. Come back to what you originally intended.
Now, that you re-focus on what you wanted to originally accomplish, start setting goals. These need to be clear and easy. Work the goals into bigger goals. When you accomplish small goals, you can accomplish big. This is a by product of the discipline of focus.\
Don’t just think or set goals, Strategize.
Make the day your game. Pick out ways to succeed in this game. Make those your focus points.
Look at the big picture. Make a strategy from there. This does not have to be as specific. But you can do this from several standpoints:
- Make a personal mission statement
- Pick out a few things you have to do for the day
- Think of ways to ensure your priorities get done
- Master your plans
Think of your life as a big chess board. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. It is nearly impossible to reach the mountain without thinking through it.
I run into obstacles every day. The trick is to not let them control your day. Try and form a plan to counter these obstacles.
When I go into work, people talk about things I don’t ever think about. I have my own things to think about. It’s easy to get lost in the confusion (I think is sometimes deliberately used). Don’t get too lost in the conversations. Remember you have a plan, keep to it and remember what you really want.
Oh, and love. Just because, you know.