Your Heart Holds The Treasure Of Your Life

When we live in a society where there is so much expectations on us, it’s difficult to really relax, tune in and ask ourselves what we really want to experience. Even when we discover what we want, there are too many what-ifs in our mind blocking us to make the decisions that are really needed and we end up doing what we are used to and have been doing for a long time. The consequence of this is that we never get out of our comfort zone. We feel instantly afraid and worried when things don’t go the way we have planned. We block out all the potential challenges so that we can feel secured, but slowly we will lose passion for life, asking ourselves “is this life all about?” where this truth is that our life is our own making. The more you hold on to your security, the less satisfied you’ll feel because deep down you know nothing is certain. While the more you let yourself go and embrace the opportunities coming your way, the more secured you’ll feel because you are getting in tune with the rhythm of life and you have an uncanny understanding of what life is about which result in undefeatable self-confidence and a deep sense of knowingness. The more you know and understand, the less you will be afraid.

The more you dare to let go of all the preconception of who you should be or who you are told to be, the less you are bounded by the rules created in your mind. Start to make small changes everyday, it will build up your momentum which lowers your resistance toward unexpected changes. Start to believe that everything in life happens for you instead of to you, and your attitudes towards life will change dramatically. It’s true that almost every time your attitudes play much more important roles than outside circumstances.

Breathe deeply and feel the pull towards the life you have dreamed of. Start to take actions right now no matter how small you think it is. Every action will start a series of chain reaction. Follow your heart, trust life and let it take it to where it wants you to experience and you will never look at life the same way you did before.

28 Questions to Help You Achieve Your Goals

Think and Grow Rich is one of the books that have helped me grow on my personal, professional and spiritual paths. The following are 28 questions that help you measure strengths, weaknesses,  opportunities, the direction you want to go in life and in what ways you can reach your potential and become more efficient and effective.

  1. Have I attained the goal which I established as my objective for this year? (You should work with a definite yearly objective to be attained as a part of your major life objective).
  2. Have I delivered service of the best possible QUALITY of which I was capable, or could I have improved any part of this service?
  3. Have I delivered service in the greatest possible QUANTITY of which I was capable?
  4. Has the spirit of my conduct been harmonious and cooperative at all times?
  5. Have I permitted the habit of PROCRASTINATION to decrease my efficiency, and if so, to what extent?
  6. Have I improved my PERSONALITY, and if so, in what ways?
  7. Have I been PERSISTENT in following my plans through to completion?
  8. Have I reached DECISIONS PROMPTLY AND DEFINITELY on all occasions?
  9. Have I permitted any one or more of the six basic fears to decrease my efficiency?
  10. Have I been either “over-cautious,” or “under-cautious?”
  11. Has my relationship with my associates in work been pleasant, or unpleasant? If it has been unpleasant, has the fault been partly, or wholly mine?
  12. Have I dissipated any of my energy through lack of CONCENTRATION of effort?
  13. Have I been open-minded and tolerant in connection with all subjects?
  14. In what way have I improved my ability to render service?
  15. Have I been intemperate in any of my habits?
  16. Have I expressed, either openly or secretly, any form of EGOTISM?
  17. Has my conduct toward my associates been such that it has induced them to RESPECT me?
  18. Have my opinions and DECISIONS been based upon guesswork, or accuracy of analysis and THOUGHT?
  19. Have I followed the habit of budgeting my time, my expenses, and my income, and have I been conservative in these budgets?
  20. How much time have I devoted to UNPROFITABLE effort which I might have used to better advantage?
  21. How may I RE-BUDGET my time, and change my habits so I will be more efficient during the coming year?
  22. Have I been guilty of any conduct which was not approved by my conscience?
  23. In what ways have I rendered MORE SERVICE AND BETTER SERVICE than I was paid to render?
  24. Have I been unfair to anyone, and if so, in what way?
  25. If I had been the purchaser of my own services for the year, would I be satisfied with my purchase?
  26. Am I in the right vocation, and if not, why not?
  27. Has the purchaser of my services been satisfied with the service I have rendered, and if not, why not?
  28. What is my present rating on the fundamental principles of success? (Make this rating fairly, and frankly, and have it checked by someone who is courageous enough to do it accurately).