If you want to cultivate success in your everyday life, then you are in the right place.
Stick with me because I’m about to give you tips on how you can do that. Your life is about to become better and simpler than you ever imagined.
Before I embarked on my journey of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle, I felt more like a failure than a success.
That made sense because there was a lot I wanted to have achieved but hadn’t. My goals were still not yet achieved and my dreams not yet lived.
I was just a failure trying everyday to salvage what was left of my energy to try to make something of myself.
I’m sure a lot of people can relate to this. The world has created a definition of success that only a few of us can meet. The rest of us feel like failures everyday.
What does success mean to you? Because your definition of success will determine if you can cultivate success everyday in your life or not.
OK, here are the tips to cultivate success in your everyday life.
- Tip #1: Re examine your values, or identify them for the first time
Values are vital if you want to cultivate success in your everyday life. Your values basically define what’s most important to you.
Many of us would like to think we have values. But if we get asked about them, in a job interview for instance; we go blank.
Now is the time to be clear about what your values are. And you can’t know what your values are if you don’t know yourself.
So, get to know yourself, being honest with yourself about what’s most important to you. Not to someone else but to you. Not to your parents, or spouse, or boss, or best friend but to you.
6 useful tips to know yourself better is a must read.
- Tip # 2: So then, redefine success
Success means different things to different people. What I define as success might not be success to you, and vice versa.
So what does success mean to you? Forget about the definitions you’ve heard from other people, and I’m sure you’ve heard more than an earful.
What does success mean to you? What does it mean to you to feel successful? To me it means to live my values everyday.
You should have clear answers to these questions if you want to cultivate success in your everyday life.
- Tip #3: Read the word of God
Simply because it’s the perfect manual for your life, especially as you try to cultivate success.
God says in many places that you are precious, and your value to him has nothing to do with the net worth that the world has attached to your name.
Go on, read the word of God and realize that you are the most important of God’s creation.
Hebrews 2 v 8: …God has put everything under our power and has not left anything out of our power… (CEV)
1 John 5 v 4: Every child of God can defeat the world, and our faith is what gives us this victory. (CEV)
2 Corinthians 2 v 14: …In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade… (MSG)
There are many more verses that define you as successful. Open the word of God and meditate on it.
If you have trouble understanding your bible, I recommend 6 easy tips to help you understand your bible.
Ask God to reveal the true meaning of success to you as you pray to him. Read these 10 easy tips to improve your prayer life.
- Tip #4: Remove money as an issue
This tip must actually come first if you want to cultivate success in your everyday life.
People have given money power it doesn’t deserve. If you define success in terms of money, as in, you feel most successful when you have a lot of money then you are going to have a problem because what happens when you are not making as much money as you think is necessary to make you a successful person?
True success has nothing to do with money. In fact, completely remove money from the equation because it has no place in the definition of success.
In the past few months I’ve been learning to remove money as an issue and to live on less and less money everyday. Soon, I’ll dedicate an entire post to that.
But in the meantime, forget about your bank balances and how much you are making at your job. Cultivate success by removing money as an issue.
- Tip #5: Recognize and appreciate that your best tools for success are free
If you want to cultivate success in your life, then you need not worry about resources because the best resources are given free of charge.
Have you noticed that nature’s best gifts are not bought with money but are freely available to everyone?
The sun shines on both the rich and the poor, as do the moon and the stars. The rain pours down on the soils of both the rich and the poor, and flora and fauna is for everyone’s eyes.
After all that, there’s nothing more magical. If we have all these free of charge, then we all have success at our disposal.
- Tip #6: Live life on your own terms.
This is crucial if you want to cultivate success in your life. In fact, I have an entire post called do you have the guts to live life on your own terms? You have to check it out.
Refuse to compare yourself to others by reading how to stop comparing yourself to others.
Your definition of success doesn’t have to align with anyone else’s definitions, even when you seem to be the only one with your definition.
Don’t be tempted to do what everyone else is doing because you think it’s the right and only way to cultivate success in your everyday life. Stick to your guns about what success means to you.
- Tip #7: Choose to enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle
This tip is the main reason behind this entire blog. We should all aspire to enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle because it’s our right as children of God.
Let’s do away with the complicated human philosophies that have robbed us of our joy and success, and replace those with the simple key components of food and diet, exercise, personal development, healthy relationships and spirituality.
There’s nothing complicated about living these key elements. They are all simple and can be enjoyed by everyone.
I recommend the following posts so you can remind yourself of these key components of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle:
The final word
For a long time I was deceived into believing I wasn’t successful just because I was lacking in some areas.
We are all human, so you can be lacking in some areas, many areas, and still be successful. Refuse to wait until you are perfect so you can feel successful because you’ll be waiting forever.
Instead redefine and cultivate success everyday by making it achievable.
Thank you for reading this post. Please share your thoughts with us about what it means to cultivate success in your everyday life.