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6 things i learned in 2013

6 things I learned in 2013

1.       It’s never as bad as you think it is:

Sometimes it may seem like all hope is lost. The loss of a job or a breakup can really weigh you down. But I learned one really great trick for dealing with it. I say to myself I have lived 38 years before this event and I will live another 38 after this event. There is nothing I can do about what happened so, carry on.

2.       If you wait…you lose.

I was at a financial education workshop a few months ago and the presenter was teaching us Foreign Exchange (currency) trading. At one point the presenter held up a book and software program worth about $500 dollars and asked “who wants this?” and we all raised our hands. However one guy in the fifth or sixth row just jumped out of his seat and grabbed it from the presenter. The lesson here if you wait…you lose.

3.       All actions produce results:

I know this one seems a bit self-explanatory but it’s one I am constantly asked about. If you want something to happen start taking actions towards getting it. If you don’t get what you want it’s because you are doing something incorrectly. Don’t change your goal change your actions.

4.       You can never be too kind:

Be kind. Always! I know that there are times that we look at people around us and think “I would love to throat punch some of you idiots” but the truth is we don’t know what is going on in the lives of others. Take a minute breathe and be kind. Don’t put up with stupid bull shit but be kind.

5.       You can never be too steadfast:

This shouldn’t be confused with being bullheaded or stubborn. This is about knowing what you stand for and sticking to your guns. Before I do anything I ask myself one question “will this hurt or will this help?”

6.       Pray; constantly:

Give thanks. Ask for good things. Say you are sorry. Just pray. It will set you on the path of doing something for the greater good. It will get you to always think of Gods plan (you know stuff like love thy neighbor, don’t murder etc…) first and help you decide if your actions are in line with that plan.

Hope this helps you live a better 2014. Good luck!

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