You don’t feel better after getting what you want; you feel better and then what you want appears. What’s more important than having what you want is being who you want. The real work and accomplishments reside within. All the outer accoutrements are just gravy that happen as a result. The secret to life is that there is no secret. Anyone can have an amazing life.
You don’t find peace once a conflict ends. You respect your enemy and then the fight stops. You don’t feel better once your body heals. You love your body and then it heals itself. Winners don’t bring themselves or others down by focusing on their struggles. They let go. In order to be wealthy in all ways, you must have faith. In order to have faith you must give up fear. In order to give up fear you must give up certainty. Know-it-alls are the most insecure people in the world. People who don’t know, but have faith are happiest and most prosperous.
You’re in it to win it and you win it by being happy and grateful even when you don’t have what you think you want. That means putting a smile on your face and thanking your creator for another day even when you wake up tired and cranky. It means not gossiping and spreading negative energy. It means exercising and abstaining from vices even when you don’t feel like it. It means volunteering your time without being paid. You must always think, "Something amazing is on its way to me." Raise your spirit, raise your life!
Heather Hans, LCSW, MSW, MBA, CPIC, is a Visionary, Healer & Teacher, and the author of The Heart of Self-Love: How to Radiate with Confidence. It is Heather's firm belief that loving oneself is necessary to have fulfilling relationships and a successful life.