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There are those people in life that simply seem to cruise through it, everything falls into place and they make their success look seamless and easy. What is their secret? How do they navigate today’s challenges without breaking a sweat? Perhaps it is as simple as the fact that they are living their truth, here are just some ways that you can achieve this kind of life:

Make your own happiness a priority.

Your needs matter.  If you don’t value yourself, look out for yourself, and stick up for yourself, you’re sabotaging yourself.

Spend time with the right people.

The people you enjoy, who love and appreciate you, and who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways.

Be yourself, genuinely and proudly.

Trying to be anyone else is a waste of the person you are.  Be yourself.  Embrace that individual inside you that has ideas, strengths and beauty like no one else.

Face your problems head on.

It isn’t your problems that define you, but how you react to them and recover from them.

Be honest with yourself about everything.

Be honest about what’s right, as well as what needs to be changed.  Be honest about what you want to achieve and who you want to become.  Be honest with every aspect of your life, always.

Live in the present.

Right now is a miracle.  Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you.  Right now is life.

Value the lessons your mistakes teach you.

Mistakes are okay; they’re the stepping-stones of progress.  If you’re not failing from time to time, you’re not trying hard enough and you’re not learning.  Take risks, stumble, fall, and then get up and try again.  Appreciate that you are pushing yourself, learning, growing and improving.

Enjoy the things you already have.

The problem with many of us is that we think we’ll be happy when we reach a certain level in life instead of appreciating where you are and what you already have.

Give your ideas and dreams a chance.

In life, it’s rarely about getting a chance; it’s about taking a chance.  Either you succeed or you learn something.  Win-Win.

Give new people you meet a chance.

Embrace new relationships, knowing that you are entering into unfamiliar territory.  Be ready to learn, be ready for a challenge, and be ready to meet someone that might just

Cheer for other people’s victories.

Be happy for those who are making progress.  Celebrate their successes. What goes around comes around, and sooner or later the people you’re cheering for will start cheering for you.

Help those around you.

Care about people.  Guide them if you know a better way.  The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.  Love and kindness begets love and kindness.  And so on and so forth.

Go with your gut.

If it helps, discuss your ideas with those closest to you, but give yourself enough room to follow your own intuition.  Be true to yourself.  Say what you need to say.  Do what you know in your heart is right.

Be aware of your health needs.

Slow down.  Breathe.  Give yourself permission to pause, regroup and move forward with clarity and purpose.

Appreciate the small things.

Instead of waiting for the big things to happen – marriage, kids, big promotion, winning the lottery – find happiness in the small things that happen every day.  Noticing these small pleasures on a daily basis makes a big difference in the quality of your life.

Start working toward your goals every single day.

Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.  Whatever it is you dream about, start taking small, logical steps every day to make it happen.

Concentrate on the things you can control.

You can’t change everything, but you can always change something.  Wasting your time, talent and emotional energy on things that are beyond your control is a recipe for frustration, misery and stagnation.  Invest your energy in the things you can control, and act on them now.

These are just some of the things that successful people seem to have in common. These are all do-able, it’s just about remembering them and living your truth – try it – success is sure to follow.