Communication Tip of the Month: How Can You Enjoy a Rewarding Life?
It has been said that we can control our destiny by controlling ourselves. We are each responsible for our lives and, more importantly, for the thoughts that create them. To enjoy a more rewarding life, we must be ready to change the way we think.
The human mind is like a computer with an unlimited store of memory. As such, it allows us to store past experiences for the future, as life is a constant learning process. That way, we learn from both our failures and our successes. We can recreate the actions that have led to prior successes, and we can reflect on things that may have gone wrong and avoid similar mistakes in the future.
Regardless of our age, culture or professional position, most of us are eager to reach for the stars. Below are some basic suggestions which over the years have helped me enjoy a rewarding life.
Learn from your experiences, both positive and negative
. Every situation presents you with an opportunity to learn, so long as you make the effort to look at it with an open and receptive mind.
Take ownership of your mistakes
. Every action is your responsibility. Avoiding responsibility for your actions will create more pain and discomfort, as unresolved issues have a tendency to come back to haunt you.
Never make the same mistake twice
. Repeat the same actions and you can expect the same results.
Never be afraid to transform something negative into something positive
. With practice, anyone can find a silver lining in the darkest cloud, and turn a mistake into an opportunity to learn. In the face of adversity, carefully take note those things you can control and take action to change what you can.
Don’t beat yourself up
. There are plenty of people who will do it for you. It is all right to be your own worst critic, but never undermine yourself. Nor should you let criticism or scrutiny of others have too much influence your life and your actions.
Your mind is what you make it. By thinking positively and being aware that you create the world as you see it, you will be able to achieve a lot more than you thought you could and therefore enjoy a rewarding life.
Enjoy reaping your rewards!