I guarantee you'll have a successful life if you follow this path. Understand
and be convinced of this before you start moving down the path. Violate it at your own peril!!!!!
THIS IS THE PATH
The path for success is the same regardless of whether it is for life or for any particular endeavor in any particular area! Follow the steps for success in the Success section. Learn the truth that you have what it takes, you are fully capable of living a happy life. You just have to choose it. Read I Am Perfect.
You need to use your capabilities to:
Certain financial basics
Certain self management basics
A skill or technical area within which to make a good living
Match your strengths, interests, aptitudes, and values to the right career. ("Measure twice, cut once.")
Learn the key skills of life that have you being successful in all of life:
Especially learning the principles, rules, laws of life and success
Self control (Your intentions rule, instead of your feelings)
Time and effort management (especially choosing by priority)
And then apply those to
Correcting your beliefs and replacing them with valid, workable beliefs.
Managing your mind (including the skill above, of thought control)
Grounding yourself in the principles and laws of how things work.
Learning what makes one happy and following the path to happiness.
Designing an inviting future and setting up the plan to get what you want
LIFE IS SIMPLE
Life is simple, if you take away all the "stupid stuff" we add in. And then all that is needed is: (Also, you may need assistance of some sort to do this, but it is immensely worthwhile. You must do this or life will be random and unproductive.)
Decide what you want.
Decide where you are.
Decide how to get from here to what you want ("The Plan")
Do it, including learning what is learnable
"Man is what he believes." Anton Chekhov
Beliefs, though it may take several runs at them, are totally changeable and determinable. Beliefs create all of our emotions. And how we handle all of our emotions is based on beliefs (usually erroneous or inadequate ones). And we can create a foundation of beliefs that will serve us in achieving anything (of importance) that we want.
MANAGING YOUR MIND - NO OTHER CHOICE WORKS
The mind needs systematic training or one's life will be run by the primitive, survival-oriented mind, using fears and unquestioned primitive beliefs.
Happiness is only possible if one persists in and practices
1. Deliberately selecting and focusing on positive mental states and what
contributes to them (positive goals, desires)
2. Challenging all negative thoughts, states, beliefs.
MUCH CAN BE DONE MECHANICALLY, WITH ASSURED RESULTS
Some of these are "squishy", meaning that they seem to be not very concrete or definable. But I can assure you that as they become clearer and you use the mechanical steps that everything in reality has in it, you will be able to achieve the results.
Yes, some of what may seem "squishy" is probably also in the more difficult, undefined, unclear areas of your life, such as emotions and willpower.
And some of these will take considerable time and effort, as that is the reality of the complexity and the number of pieces that comprise them.
But I can guarantee with absolute confidence that the results will be far, far greater than the costs (which are time and effort) - and that the time spent will be saved and salvaged in much greater quantities than were spent - in fact, you'll be "ahead" for having done this very early on in your effort.