50 Success Tips to Help You Crush the Things That Are Keeping You From Happiness

Here are 50 success tips to help you achieve the things you want to achieve in life. Adopt a few of these everyday and take steps to crush the things keeping you from happiness. Whether you are a mum, dad, teenager, "senior", there will be some words of wisdom in here for you which you can take on board...

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1. Start using daily affirmations for an instant kick of positive energy. Try and relate your daily affirmations to a positive goal which you really believe in

2. Think positively. Make it a habit to transform those pessimistic patterns by putting a positive spin on them.

3. Negativity can be draining. Gradually take a steps every day to disassociate yourself from any negative people in your life - the "energy sappers" who always seem to bring you down. In turn encourage friendships with positive, uplifting friends instead.

4. Reframe your negative self-talk and look at the true reality. Sometimes you just need to "let things go" and make an effort not to let things bother you.

5. Don't compare your mistakes to others' successes - others make mistakes too and everybody will have their successes and their failures along the way

6. Stop beating yourself up . If you're constantly chastising yourself with thoughts such as "I always fail" or "I'll never get this," turn them around by thinking instead, "How can I?"

7. Stop making mountains out of molehills. Do little setbacks ruin your whole day? Stop making mountains out of molehills and see those small annoyances for what they really are.

8. "Will it really matter in 5 years?" That simple question can allow you to let go of a lot of stress, both in business and in life.

9. Schedule a "time for worrying".  If constant worry is ruining your life try scheduling "worry time" where you give yourself license to worry then when you find yourself worrying, simply say, "I'll think about that during worry time."

10. Know the difference between fear and excitement.  Fear and excitement often feel the same, and if you mistake your excitement for fear it will hold you back.

11. Take small steps. No important change ever happened overnight. Give yourself time time to build new habits and thought patterns rather than being overwhelmed and giving up too soon.

12. Learn from failure. We learn much more from our failures than our successes. Embrace failure, learns the lessons, and move on.

13. Focus on others and what they need.  Be it family, work customers, your team , your charity, your friends - focus more on what they need, not on you and your feelings and thoughts, and you'll always have the motivation to move forward.

14. Find what makes your heart sing, even in a job you hate, then delegate the rest.

15. Know that you are already successful. Even a brand new business owner is a rousing success to those still dreaming, and those who dream are successful to those without a goal.

16. Stop overthinking and overanalyzing.  These are just another way to procrastinate. There is nothing wrong with planning, biuIt's time to stop thinking and start doing.

17. Start being decisive. Feedback from respected mentors and friends is important, but there comes a time when you have to stop asking for opinions and start making decisions.

18. Learning how to objectively assess yourself in your life and your work is critical to your happiness.

19. Trust your instincts.  Learning to identify and act on those little cues and gut feelings is what separates the truly successful from the simply hard working.

20. "Always be prepared" . Adopt the Boy Scout motto in your work and in life: "Always be prepared." You'll enjoy a much more peaceful, stress-free life when you do.

21. Manage your "to do list" . If your to-do list is overwhelming then make it a point to do those small, 5-minute tasks them minute they appear on your desk. Don't let them build up.

22. Change your surroundings. A change of environment can greatly improve your productivity and creativity. Take your laptop and go work on the patio or at the library.

23. Avoid procrastination. Learn to recognize and name the triggers that cause you to procrastinate. When you can see them coming, you can take steps to avoid them.

24. Treat yourself as you would a favorite employee, with small rewards for a job well done.  Don't overspend though!

25. Lay down your work ground rules...and obey them. You can't expect others to respect your working hours if you don't.

26. Identify your weaknesses and design systems that help you avoid them. If that means you don't open your work email  until noon, that's perfectly ok!

27. Break large projects down.  "Every journey begins with a single step," and that's equally true for large projects. Break them down into small tasks and you'll have an easier time getting started.

28. Use tools and technology - but only when they genuinely help you. Find the tools and technology that suits you and can help you stay on task. Timers, scheduling apps and online calendars are all powerful tools when used correctly

29. Outsource! Look at the tasks you can outsource (and can afford to outsource) in your work and in your life.  Consider getting a cleaner, a gardener, an intern if it will free up some of your valuable time.

30. Learn to delegate. Delegate the things you aren't good at or that stress you out. Kids, spouses, and employees have a variety of skills and might just love doing those things you hate. Put them to work!

31. Learn how you learn. Think about your preferred learning style and book courses or adopt methods which are consistent with your preferred method.

32. Cut down your "to do" list.  If your "important items" is more than 5 items it may be too long. Trim it down to only those things that must get done. Move the rest to another day.

33. Get some exercise!  Sitting at your desk or watching TV all day is not good for your physical or mental health. Schedule time to get out and move around every day - even if it's just taking a walk at lunchtime

34. Find a meaningful quote or motto each month, and work toward achieving the goal it symbolizes.

35. Be grateful every day. No matter how small or silly, make it a point to find at least three things to be grateful for each and every day. Your attitude will be better for it.

37. Decide what you want to remember about today, and focus on that. Let the negatives go, and pour your energy into the positive.

38. Surround yourself with positive, uplifting people. You really are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with, so make them count.

39. Learn to like yourself. Make it a habit to name three things you like about yourself every day, and soon enough you really will like all of you.

40. Rather than berating and belittling yourself, ask yourself positive, proactive questions that encourage solutions rather than self-pity.

41. Learn the difference between doing your best and being a perfectionist. One is powerful, the other is limiting.

42. Afraid to take risks? Ask yourself, "What's the worst that can happen?" Then re-evaluate.

43. Humans are social animals. Be sure you stay connected, otherwise you run the risk of becoming a recluse who does nothing but work and sleep.

44. Practice the art of the power nap. Twenty minutes can reinvigorate and refresh you when nothing else will.

45. Recognize the negative connotation some words have and eliminate them from your vocabulary. Replace "should" with "will" and "have to" with "get to" and your whole attitude will change.

46. What's dragging you down? Drop three things every day to lighten the load.

47. Focus. Concentrate on one single project or task at a time. You'll get more done than you think you can.

48. Pay attention to your relationships. Thank you team members, appreciate your friends, love your family. At the end of the day, that's what really matters.

49. Listen to your customers, your team, your mentors. Then act.

50. Create more of what you want, and less of what you don't. It's a conscious decision, so just do it.

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