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How Does Belief Operate in Your Life?

If you are wondering why belief is so important in your efforts at transforming your life, let me step you through the process. Look around you. Notice that there are all sorts of stimuli in the outside world that you can see, hear, taste, smell, and touch. These are our five senses and, believe it or not, these stimuli are neutral. Every single second, the world is sending us all sorts of stimuli. We’re just bombarded with these signals every single moment. Now, what makes them positive or negative boils down to our beliefs. Our beliefs are like filters, and when we perceive a stimulus, whether it’s something that somebody said, something that we saw, or maybe something that we heard, we interpret these things and these interpretations are never emotionally neutral. We either feel empowered or feel discouraged and diminished and small. These emotional states that we find ourselves in, by seeming accident, push us to certain physical actions and decisions.

Let me be clear, the world doesn’t care about your feelings. Seriously. How you feel, your intentions, motivations and everything else going inside your head mean absolutely nothing to the world. But do you know what people sit up and pay attention to? They pay attention to the actions you take. Your decisions matter. And I hope you can see the connection between the stimuli and your beliefs and your physical actions. If you are struggling to achieve happiness, fulfillment, contentment, and other forms of success in your life, it is due to the fact that you are using the wrong beliefs as filters. You’re feeling stuck, frustrated, small, powerless, and not in control precisely because you are using the wrong filters. Let me be clear, the reason why you refuse to take full control of your life is that you are caught in a downward spiral. Again, you may not be aware of it, but its effects on your life and the quality of your decisions are all too real.

If you were to consciously change the direction of those spirals in your life, you would be able to achieve more. Here’s how it works: when you have a positive belief, the stimuli that you get from the world makes you feel like you have a choice. It makes you feel that you can take control of every single moment of your life and produce a more positive result. When you are able to achieve that positive result, maybe you made somebody smile, maybe you did a good job at work, or maybe you impressed people during a job interview, you feel better about yourself. You feel more confident. You then are more likely to take such positive actions in the future.


The more you engage in such positive actions, the better you feel about yourself, and the less likely you’re going to interpret stimuli in a negative way. In other words, you develop an upward spiral. The better you do, the better you feel, which leads to greater confidence and more positive beliefs, which leads to even more positive actions. The reason why you’re struggling right now is that you’re caught up in the precise opposite of what I just described. You are stuck in a downward spiral. In other words, you do something bad or you perform substandard work, and people give you negative feedback. You then perceive this feedback as a personal judgment. You feel like you’re worthless, you’re dumb, you’re ugly, you are not worthy of people’s respect, or any other negative interpretations. This corrodes your confidence and you are less likely to take action.


Even when you do take action, you are so doubtful about yourself and so shaky that you do a bad job. And the process repeats itself again. You keep getting the same feedback over and over that you start believing that it is true. Ultimately, your definition of reality leaves you with the short end of the stick. You come up with conclusions like you don’t have the money, you’re too stupid, you don’t have the right education, your parents did not give you the right upbringing, and on and on it goes. I’m sorry to be the one to report this to you, but you cannot eat excuses. You may have a well-crafted excuse as to why your life is powerless, small, weak, and unhappy, but unfortunately, all the excuses in the world are not going to change your situation. You’re just going to keep going down the drain, caught in that downward spiral.


And the worst part to all of this is you feel that, at some level or another, you deserve to be there because of the excuses you chose to believe about your situation. Your areas of frustration are due to the fact that you chose to be in that downward spiral. I know, this sounds crazy because who in their right mind would want to be stuck in a downward spiral? But let me tell you, there are many abusive relationships out there. There are many husbands or boyfriends that beat the living crap out of their girlfriends physically and emotionally, but their partners refuse to leave. The same applies to your life. Life may be slapping you around, pulling you by the hair, dragging you down, and you refuse to leave because that is the only reality you know. You feel that you are dirt. You feel that the
only thing you’re capable of is failure, pain, and disappointment. You start believing that you are small and incapable of the great things in life. But it’s all in your head. If you were to change that belief system and adopt new filters, you would be able to reverse the direction of that downward spiral.

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Identify Your Beliefs

I know you’re struggling. If you’re reading this, you probably feel that you are just plodding through your life. You might even think that one day is as meaningless and as insignificant as the day that preceded it. Believe me, we’ve all been through what you’re going through. In fact, you are not alone in your current situation because there are millions upon millions of people who are in the same situation as you. They feel stuck. They feel that the best things in life have slipped through their fingers and they are struggling with whatever is left. They have all sorts of self-defeating beliefs as to why they cannot achieve great things in life. They feel they’re too poor, they don’t have enough money, or they don’t have connections. In other words, they give themselves an excuse after excuse as to why they remain frustrated.

What if I told you that these are all illusions? What if I told you that they emanate from the things you choose to believe about yourself?
You have to understand that there are people who have less money than you or who have severe physical disabilities who are able to do amazing things with their life. On the surface, these people have so little to work with, but they are able to rise above. Life may have given them lemons, but they sure know how to make a great pitcher of lemonade. Now, here comes the painful question, why can’t you do what they do? It all boils down to beliefs. We all have beliefs. You may be thinking to yourself that there’s really no overriding belief governing your life. You might want to think about that for a second. You might want to take a closer look. You see, we all have beliefs. We just might not be conscious of them. They might not be top of mind. Accordingly, we just might

not be aware of their impact on our lives. But just because we’re not aware, it doesn’t mean they don’t exist nor have an impact.
Let me cut straight to the chase. Your life is the product of your beliefs. If you want to change your life, if you want to be a winner instead of a loser, if you want to be a victor instead of a victim, change your beliefs. It doesn’t get any simpler than this, but it also is very difficult because we are creatures of habit. It’s easier to stick with the devil you know than to take a leap of faith into the great unknown. But the bottom line will not go away: if you are frustrated in any aspect of your life, they are linked to your beliefs. This is a straight link. This is a direct cause and effect relationship.

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Bridging The Gap – BELIEF

Hello and welcome to our short, beginners guide on boosting your confidence by unleashing the power of belief
“To believe is to achieve…”

How many times have you heard that saying? While it may make sense intellectually to most people, living out this saying is another thing altogether. You know it, and I know it. There are many things we know should work in our lives, but in reality, they don’t. They don’t even stand a prayer. Belief powers successful action. This is the reality. While we can say to ourselves that believing to achieve is possible for others, but not possible for us, we still have to confront this reality. If you look at any successful person, from multimillionaires to billionaires, to captains of industry, to political powerhouses, it
should be easy to see how their beliefs propel their actions. Let me say it again, belief powers successful action.

The most successful people in the world have amazing powers of belief. When you believe, you have a tremendous power core located deep within you. It doesn’t matter what’s going on outside of you. It doesn’t matter how many people point at you and laugh at you and call you crazy. It doesn’t matter how many people have it in for you to block your every step. It doesn’t matter what your feelings are. Regardless of how much access you have to resources, it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that you have this store of power locked within you that you can access at any time.

This is the secret most successful people have. They are able to tap into the amazing powers of belief. They believe in themselves, their cause, their projects so much that their belief translates to action. Even better, when they meet obstacles and setbacks like everyone else, it doesn’t faze them… because they believe in what they’re doing and what they are trying to accomplish.

Their power of belief is so strong that it produces infectious confidence that people around them simply can’t ignore or fight off. Have you ever noticed that successful people tend to reach the highest levels of power and financial wealth because they are able to inspire people around them? That’s how unstoppable their confidence is. It is not just for them. They don’t just lock it away or keep it to themselves. Instead, it spreads far from their initial circle of influence.

Indeed, successful leaders like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and others, are able to do massive things in life because they inspire others around them to share their belief… and be empowered by the confidence this belief produces. The good news? If they can do it, you can too.
This book steps you through the following process:
• Identify your beliefs
• Highlight positive and empowering beliefs
• Reform and eliminate limiting beliefs
• Live out your belief
• Create positive confidence feedback loops
• Infect others with your sense of possibility and positivity
Are you ready to begin?…
Let’s dive in!

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5 Ways to Manage Your Inner Drive

Your inner drive is that feeling of determination, deep inside, that gets you to carry on, even when you’ve lost your motivation. It’s your will to carry on even when you feel like it will be impossible to continue. Your inner drive is essential when it comes to whether or not you’ll accomplish what you set out to do. It ultimately determines whether you succeed or fail in achieving your goals. If you feel like your inner drive is waning, here are five ways you can manage it and keep you on track to conquer your goals.


Practice Optimism

Continuing to remain hopeful and confident that you will achieve success is extremely important for maintaining your inner drive. If you find you lack internal drive, look for sources of inspiration and draw from them. Find people that have similar mindsets to help build your confidence and feel better about your journey.


Make a Habit of Journaling


It isn’t easy to make a habit of journaling, but it will be well worth the effort when it comes to managing your inner drive. Detailing your thoughts and feelings on paper is an excellent way to control your thoughts and feelings more clearly. You can use journaling to vent your frustrations, or as a way to gain inspiration.


Create a Sense of Community


Surrounding yourself with inspirational people can also help to manage your inner drive. When you can connect with communities that share similar ideals with you, you can find encouragement in their journey. Communities, whether professional or personal, are the support structures that you need to surround yourself with when the apathy starts to set in.


Visualize Your Success

Merely visualizing your success should be enough motivation for you to push forward toward accomplishing your goals. Imagine how you feel when you achieve your goals, the rewards you receive, and how it will change your life. To help you visualize your success, you can create a vision board or Pinterest board that will provide you with further incentive to continue on your journey.


Practice Meditation


Meditation is practiced by many successful entrepreneurs and has been around for centuries. The great thing is you only need a few minutes to gain the many benefits meditation has to offer. Meditation will not only help to clear your mind so you can focus on your journey to success, but it will also inspire you to keep going when things get tough. When you can manage your inner drive, you have a higher chance of achieving your goals, no matter how big or small they are. Do something today that will get you closer to reaching your goals.

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5 Tips for Improving Your Self-Confidence

If your self-confidence is low, you will find it exceedingly difficult to accomplish your goals and achieve success. Everybody, at some point in their life, has suffered from low self-confidence. The key to building your self-esteem in today’s world is to be persistent and find the ways to build confidence that work for you so that you can do everything you’ve set out to do in your life. Here are six easy tips for improving your self-confidence.

Tip #1 Ð Know Your Strengths, as well as Your Weaknesses

When building your self-confidence, it is critical that you know what you are good at. A great way to determine your strengths and weaknesses is to take a skills assessment test. When your skill sets are realized, then you can begin to focus on doing those things that your good at, because nobody can be good at everything,

Tip #2 Ð Accept Yourself as You Are

You are unique. It is essential that when you are trying to build your self-confidence, that you don’t beat yourself up over the things that you don’t have control over. Rather than complaining about the things that you aren’t good at, try to find ways to improve on your weaknesses. Learn to accept yourself as you are, not who you wish you could be.

Tip #3 Ð Remember Your Successes

A lot of people will focus on those things that they struggle with while downplaying their successes. This is a mistake when it comes to self-confidence. You always have to remind yourself of your past accomplishments, no matter how small they are. Don’t downplay the positive things in your life, and stop focusing on the negative.


Tip #4 Ð Think About Your Future

Take the time to think about what it is you really want out of your life. Work at not living your life for others and decide what it is you want to achieve. Once you have determined what it is you want to accomplish, write it down and use it as motivation to reach your goals.


Tip #5 Ð Talk to Others


To get a better perspective on your life, talk to other successful people. Listening to the challenges they’ve faced and heard about their accomplishments can go a long way in raising your self-confidence. Talking to others is also a great way to figure out how to overcome your own obstacles. Never give up on achieving your goals. Use these five tips for improving your self-confidence so that you can reach your goals and achieve success.

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4 Warnings That It’s Time to Change Your Mindset

When negative beliefs and assumptions start to consume you, then you will undoubtedly be unhappy in your life. However, if you have a positive mindset, then youÕll live a happier life. Ultimately, our perception is our reality, so actively changing the way you look at life can make all the difference. A negative mindset will cloud your judgment, making it difficult to tell when negative thoughts are outside ourselves or a part of our inner psyche. If you find that negative thoughts and emotions constantly surround you, it may be time to change your mindset. Here are four signs that it’s time.

Sign #1 Ð You Constantly Focus on What’s Wrong


Do you tend to fixate on your worries and disappointments rather than focusing on the things that are going right in your life? This is a sure sign that your current mindset is contaminated by negativity. While there may be a lot of bad things happening at the moment, chances are that there are at least some aspects of your life that are going well. To shift your thinking from one of negativity to that of positivity, take some time to be thankful for the good things in your life, no matter how small.

Sign #2 Ð You Forget to Celebrate Your Victories

When you don’t take the time to celebrate the moment when something goes your way, it’s because you don’t believe it’s your victory. You think that it is concealing the seeds of failure. When you do this, you are sending yourself a negative message that you will always fail and that you can’t celebrate your victories because they are nothing more than future failures in disguise.

Sign #3 Ð You DonÕt Want to Face the Truth

Continually complaining about reality isn’t going to change a thing. When you complain about everything, it is nothing more than a refusal to acknowledge and accept the truth that there are just things that you cannot change. Not everything in your life is something that you can control. Refusing to see the world for what it is, is a huge mistake because it means that you can no longer tell fact from fiction.

Sign #4 Ð You Get Angry When Your Expectations ArenÕt Met

If you always find that your expectations aren’t being met, it means that your expectations were unrealistic, to begin with. Our expectations are a large part of our mindset and are what we believe to be possible or necessary. Changing your mindset isnÕt easy, but it is one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself on your journey to success. Learning how to recognize a negative mindset is the first step to changing it.

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4 Practical Ways You Can Crush Negativity to Achieve Success

Most of us are exceptionally hard on ourselves when we consider our flaws and shortcomings. We can find ourselves easily stuck in some struggle that we know can be solved, but we just donÕt know how to begin. We are is so afraid of failure and of getting it wrong that we let negativity crush our dreams. If you tend to let negativity rule your life, you’ll never realize your dreams. Here are four practical ways that you can break the negativity in your life and achieve success in anything that you set out to do.

Speak Kindly to Yourself

If you don’t maintain kind thoughts and loving feelings toward yourself, you’ll become run down and won’t be able to achieve success. The words you speak to yourself have the power to either build you up or tear you down. Stop allowing your critical inner voice to control your life. Allow yourself to ignore this voice when it is filling your mind with negative thoughts and self-doubt.

Reinvent Your World

Your world is shaped by the way you see yourself, as well as by the beliefs that you hold. By changing your inner attitude, you have toward yourself you can improve the outer experiences in your life. Start by believing that anything is possible. Remind yourself daily that nothing is impossible. Once you chose to see yourself in a new light, you’ll stop worrying about what you can’t do and begin to dream about what you can.

Forget Mastery and Think Commitment

Trying to be the master of all you do will only create undue stress, and decrease your motivation. It can also make you less likely to reach your goals. Letting go of the mirage of perfection will allow you to break free from the weight. When you choose goals to help you get better and accept that the only thing required is the right thinking, incredible changes are possible. Pay close attention to the flow of thoughts that you have, and you’ll find that you are better able to focus your mind on being successful.

Change Your Thoughts

Changing your thoughts and the feeling that you have will change your future. Choose more positive thoughts and replace your old negative beliefs as you become more conscious of them. Your inner awareness is a powerful force and is what determines your failure or success. Stop waiting for things to happen. Remember your awareness helps to create your reality.
If you want to accomplish your goals and achieve success you have to let go of the negativity that surrounds you. Follow these four simple steps and never stop believing in yourself.

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4 Effective Ways to Become More Persistent

One of the most admirable characteristics a person can possess is persistence. Without persistence, no great achievement is possible. Everyone can set goals and make plans for success; however, only a few succeed in achieving their goals. Developing persistence is a way to ensure that you will reach your goals and achieve success. Here are four practical ways that you can become more persistent and accomplish your goals.

Identify What You Want

Before you can begin to develop your persistence, you have to know what it is you want in your life. Take some time to think about what you want and write down your answers on a sheet of paper. Really think about how you would like your life to be and what you need to do to get there. Write everything down, no matter how big or small the goal.

Figure Out Your Motivation

To build persistence for accomplishing your goals, you have to have motivation. If you know the deep-down, the reason for doing what youÕre doing you will have more energy to keep moving forward toward your goals. Figuring out what is motivating you is a fundamental aspect of becoming more persistent.

Outline Your Plan

When youÕve identified what you want and have figured out your motivation for achieving your goals, you need to develop a plan for how to achieve the success that you desire. Creating an outline of your plan, that includes specific action steps, will help you know how you will be able to achieve your goals. When you know the steps it will take to get what you want, reaching your goals will become easier. Be specific and detailed in each step and identify at least two ways that you can ultimately achieve your goals.

Shift Your Mindset

The road to success is never easy. In fact, you will face numerous roadblocks and challenges along the way. Everyone, from time to time, can get stuck in a negative mindset, succumbing to the negative thoughts and fear of failure. To develop persistence, however, you have to work to maintain a positive mental attitude, regardless of the situation. Strive to keep your thoughts focused on continually taking action toward your goals and try to avoid the negative thoughts and emotions that can destroy your focus and persistence. Accomplishing your goals and achieving success isnÕt an easy path to follow. You will run into countless obstacles and face numerous challenges, but with the right plan in place and enough persistence, youÕll realize your dreams in no time.

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The Importance Of Resistance Training

Exercise is hugely beneficial to us for a whole variety of different reasons. When it comes to weight loss however, people generally tend to think of cardio which we covered in the last chapter.
Whilst cardiovascular exercise is indeed very effective for burning fat, we shouldn’t overlook the importance of resistance training. Resistance training with weights is so beneficial, yet many of us overlook it for fear of getting “too big” and “too muscular”. Here’s a look at why resistance training is so beneficial for our health and well-being in general.

Builds muscle

This is, ironically, the one aspect of resistance training that puts some people off. For some people, being big and muscular is very appealing, but for others, not so much.
The reality is that weight and resistance training will build lean muscle if you’re consistent, but if you’re worried about looking like an enormous 280-pound bodybuilder then please don’t as that simply won’t happen. What will likely happen, however, is you will gain a few pounds of lean muscle which will help you to look better and also help protect you from injury.

Burns fat

People still seem to be amazed by the fact that resistance training does in fact help promote fat loss.
If you lift weights and train like a bodybuilder, you will build muscle which could cause you to gain weight. The weight you gain is a muscle, and this is what people struggle to realize. Resistance training is a form of exercise that promotes fat loss. You’re still burning calories when you exert yourself. Not only that but as you increase your lean muscle mass your metabolism increases so you burn off even more calories than usual. If you want to burn fat and get leaner, resistance training is great.

Great for the bones

As we grow older, our bone health often begins to deteriorate. This is where resistance training is so useful. Resistance training has been found to help strengthen the bones and protect them from age-related damage as we grow older. Resistance training can help to strengthen the bones and prevent conditions such as Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis.

Reduced risk of injury

When you engage in any form of physical exercise or exertion, there’s always a risk of injury. Resistance training, however, has been found to help reduce the likelihood of you suffering an injury.
Resistance training helps to build up the muscles and strengthen the bones, muscles, and joints, offering them an element of protection. Put simply, a small and frail body is far more susceptible to injury than a lean and muscular body.

Bodyweight training VS Free weights

If you prefer not to train with weights and keep things ‘natural’ there are a ton of bodyweight training exercises that are just as challenging. In fact, certain bodyweight exercises are so difficult that even people who have been training with free weights for years can’t do them. Planche pushups, front levers, V-sits, pistol squats, etc. are some of the most difficult bodyweight exercises in existence. If you can do them, you can rest assured that you will be strong and lean. There are hundreds of bodyweight exercises and variations that will keep you busy for a long time. By the time you master them, you’d have reached your weight loss goal and be hard as nails. It’s next to impossible to get bulky with bodyweight training. So, if that’s a concern of yours, bodyweight training has your name written all over it.

To see a variety of bodyweight exercises, all you need to do is go on YouTube and search for these exercises and try them out. Always be safe and approach the training in a sensible manner.
It would be good to mix bodyweight training with free weights. Neither is better than the other. The goal here is to work your muscles and it doesn’t matter which method you choose as long as you get there.
Many people feel intimidated by going to a gym and would prefer to train at home. Others find it a hassle and some even balk at the cost of the gym memberships. Some folks are even put off at having to use machines that have other people’s sweat on them.

The good news is that your muscles do not care where you work out. So you can either get free weights and train at home or just do bodyweight training in the privacy of your own home. Just make sure resistance training is part of your workout regimen When you lift heavy weights, your body exerts and the muscles get a hard workout. When you’re trying to lose weight, your resistance training should mostly comprise of full-body workouts. Unlike bodybuilders who train one or two body parts a day, you should be doing several different exercises that target muscles all over the body.

A sample workout would be like the one below.

Sample bodyweight circuit – Do 2X or 3X per workout
Deadlifts – 45 seconds followed by 15 seconds rest
Push-ups – 45 seconds followed by 15 seconds rest
Squats – 45 seconds followed by 15 seconds rest
Hanging leg raises – 45 seconds followed by 15 seconds rest
Burpees – 45 seconds followed by 15 seconds rest
Lunges – 45 seconds followed by 15 seconds rest

By doing the workout above, not only would you have targeted several different muscles in the body but the minimal rest would have made the resistance training workout take on a cardio nature.
So, you’ll be toning your muscles and improving your stamina at the same time. You’ll be killing two birds with one stone. Not only that, but the workout will be exhausting and put you in calorie burning mode for several hours after your training session is over. This will help you burn more calories overall and lose weight faster than you ever expected. In the next part, we will look at getting proper rest and recovery which is an essential part of a weight loss plan.

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Paying It Forward

Paying it forward simply means doing the same favor you’ve received from someone else to other people. For instance, someone did a small, kind favor for you today. Instead of paying back that person, you do the same kind of favor to someone else. Paying it forward is a very powerful concept. One random act of kindness has the power to change someone’s day for the better. Imagine if everyone in the whole world practiced this concept. One good deed can touch millions of people! While we can only dream about living in a much better world, paying it forward can truly make a lot of people’s lives better. Your generosity and your kindness are going to make others happy. But will it make you happy as well?
Well, research says yes. Giving makes you feel good about yourself. You may have hurt a lot of people in the past, but when you do a good deed for a stranger, you think there may be hope for you yet. It gives you a rush that’s unlike any other. It makes you feel fantastic you did something that helped somebody, and made them happy in the process!

Being kind has a lot of tangible benefits.

Here are some of the top ones:
It makes us happy Some people say kindness is overrated because it sets you up as an easy target for abuse. This may be true, but then again, there’s no rule book that says you have to be kind to everyone. Not everyone deserves your kindness. The moment you feel like you’re being taken advantage of, just move on from that person. Don’t let a few rotten eggs turn you off from helping others. There are plenty more people who will appreciate your help and will be more than willing to pay your kindness forward. These are the people you should strive to help out. With that said, when you help people who truly need your help, you’ll feel a deep sense of happiness and accomplishment that you’re not going to find anywhere else.

It improves relationships

We naturally gravitate to people who exude positivity, that includes the people we view to be good and kind. While it’s true you should only help someone because you want to help, not because you’re expecting anything in return, the fact remains that being kind has a few side benefits.
These include making others feel ‘close’ to you. They’d feel like you’re a kindred spirit, someone who understands their struggles and is willing to help them out in times of need.
No matter how angry or upset you may be at someone if they do a good deed that benefits you, it ultimately makes it easier for you to ‘forgive’ them. In short, kindness can mend and improve relationships.

It improves our lives

Try doing a random act of kindness every day for a few weeks, and see if that doesn’t turn into a good habit. When you’ve made kindness a habit, your self-satisfaction is going to be at an all-time high.
The people whose lives you’ve touched in one small way or another are going to be grateful to you. You’ll make new friends. You’ll be happier. You’ll be a more positive person. You’ll be a joy to be around with.
Don’t expect anything in return though. If the people you’ve helped continue to pay it forward, you’re making your community – and the world – a much better place. No matter how small or insignificant you think your act of kindness is, continue doing it. You may not know it, but all these small things are going to add up, and your kindness will come back to you when you least expect it. It’s how karma and the universe works.

Your happiness begins with you. If you’re in an unhappy state right now, look deep within you for answers. Figure out why you’re unhappy and from there, look into improving yourself and building more positive relationships with others. Learn to love yourself and make yourself happy first. It’s going to be hard making others happy if you can’t even be happy yourself. Make the right choices and the right decisions. Start by replacing your bad habits with positive ones. Make an effort to be happy and learn how to maintain that happiness in the face of trials and tribulations – your road to ‘happily ever after’ has just begun