The One World Initiative

"It's in practicing these keys to success that you'll truly succeed...this means attaining your grandest goals, dreams, and desires AND enjoying the process. Because...yes...it is possible."

OneWorldHere are 10 keys to success courtesy of Heather Hans, trained psychotherapist, licensed social worker, certified professional intuitive coach, law of attraction advanced practitioner, and business woman.

Yes….maybe you already KNOW some of these keys to success, but the reason they’re considered “keys” is because although so many people know them, very few people actually practice them.

It’s in practicing these keys to success that you’ll truly succeed…this means attaining your grandest goals, dreams, and desires AND enjoying the process! Because…yes…it is possible.

Enter Heather Hans with her top 10 keys to success:

1.)    Realize that your potential is limitless.   Your success depends on how you give and receive energy.  Everything from our bodies to our thoughts to our social exchanges are made of various forms of energy in flux.  Every successful leader has learned to master the movement of energy. Mastering your overall life energy (mood, emotions, etc) is one of the most important keys to success.

2.)    Diet is the base.  Your diet is the single biggest source of energy for you to live a fruitful life. Give your body what it needs and it will serve you in reaching your greatest potential.  Most importantly, eat real food and limit anything in a package.  Make sure every meal and snack has a protein and quality fat, eat just the right amount, and drink plenty of water.

3.)    Exercise your body.  You will have the wherewithal to skyrocket in whichever direction you chose when you are not bogged down with physical and mental limitations due to lack of exercise.  The key to success when it comes to maintaining a sustainable exercise program is this: do something you enjoy and pick a consistent time of day to do it.

4.)    Follow ancient wisdom of allowing time for rest. The most creative moments of all great thinkers and artists were inspired during times of mental rest.  Anyone who overworks is a  slave; a slave to a need for success, a slave to others, or a slave to fear.  Rest includes complete inactivity, contemplative time, such as meditation, nature, music, art, and self-care. Everyone thinks the keys to success are in action, action, action. Today I’m here to tell you that inaction is also an important type of action.

5.)    Play until your heart’s content!  Pure play and pleasure simultaneously relaxes and stimulates the brain and body, develops your creativity, problem-solving abilities, and mental health.  Plus, it feels great, which is success in and of itself!  Find what feels like play to you and don’t worry whether it is fun for anyone else.  Some ideas are socializing, dressing up, dancing, sports, games, travel, and lovemaking.

6.)    Stay organized.  Keeping organized in our thoughts and physical space leads to increased energy and momentum to complete tasks necessary to fulfill our greatest goals.  Rhythms are natural and vital in plants, animals, humans, and other living organisms.  Maintain generally consistent times to eat, rest, exercise, do chores, and play, while allowing for spontaneity as needed.

7.)    Surround yourself with healthy, positive, supportive, and successful people.  These people will reflect back to you your highest self and support you in realizing your dreams.  Become selective about the company you keep and wish the others well. One of the greatest keys to success is ensuring that you’re spending time with friends and family who support your individuality, and your dreams and goals above all else.

8.)    Take charge of every single thing in your life that you can control, and let go of all the rest.  Successful people take full responsibility and do not allow themselves to be limited by blaming, resenting, or trying to control others.  You can control your beliefs, your reactions, your attitude, your wellbeing, and your success.  Put your time, money, and energy towards improving these qualities, rather than focusing on the world’s shortcomings. One of the best keys to success is to control your focus while maintaining a rationally optimistic perspective.

9.)    Master your mind.  Because thoughts are made of energy, they can create matter in physical form.  Your belief system is the biggest factor that makes or breaks your success, so notice what you believe about life and yourself, and practice seeing yourself ideally.  One way to begin this process is to recognize the gifts and power that you possess already.

10.) Connect with a power greater than yourself and follow the passion of your soul.  True fulfillment comes from recognizing that you are a part of a greater whole, and contributing to that force.  A qualified coach can help you discover your soul’s deepest longing.

Heather Hans, LCSW, MSW, MBA, CPIC, is a Visionary, Healer & Teacher, and the author of The Heart of Self-Love: How to Radiate with ConfidenceIt is Heather's firm belief that loving oneself is necessary to have fulfilling relationships and a successful life. To have Heather's inspiration delivered directly to your inbox sign up for her Newsletter (your email will NEVER be shared).