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You deserve to live the kind of life you've always dreamed about. You can have everything you want in life - if you are willing to do what it takes! I have broken the process into three simple steps called the ABCs of success. Yes, having the life of your dreams can be as simple as ABC, if you follow the steps.

Step 1 - Accept


Accept the fact that your thoughts and actions have contributed to the circumstances in your life. If you are 25 pounds overweight, you did it by choice. Nobody forced the food into you, did they? If you are in a job you do not love, you're the one who stays in it. Take responsibility for your life. This will empower you to make changes.  

A good exercise to get you started is to take a personal inventory. This exercise is similar to a grocer taking an inventory of their stock. Take a sheet of paper and list all of the things you like about yourself along with those areas you want to change. It is important you list the good along with the “not so good.” When you have finished, you will have a clearer picture of what you want to change in your life.

Step 2 - Believe

Believe in yourself. Dare to dream! And when you dream, dream big! The late, Norman Vincent Peale said, “If you want a big life, you have to have big dreams.” However, before you can have what you want, you must know what that is. You need clearly defined, written goals.  

Start with a clean sheet of paper. Across the top write “Dream Sheet.” Now list all of the things you want to have, do, be, and share. Don't worry right now how you will accomplish this. Simply write. Do this for 1/2 hour or an hour. You will be amazed how easy it will be for about 10 minutes, then you will have to really think about what you want.

Step 3 - Commitment

Commit to your goals, right now. On another sheet of paper, write each goal. Next to it, write a short sentence or two about why you will accomplish this. It has been said many times that you can reach any goal if you have a big enough ‘why‘. Now that you have clear goals and know why you want them, you are ready for the next, and most important, step.

Step 4 - Take Action

You are now ready to develop an action plan. Next to each goal, list the steps you will need to take to achieve this goal. What will you need to learn? Whose help will you need? For example, if your goal is to shed 25 pounds, you may want to consult a health professional. Perhaps you want to join a health club, buy a book on exercise, take a class, etc.

You deserve to live a full, healthy, happy, prosperous life. Whether or not you do it, is up to you.


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