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Anne Naylor: 10 Tips For Being the Best You Can Be

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I enjoyed Anne Naylor’s “10 Tips for Being the Best You Can Be” on The Huffington Post. To get to the article, click here. Below are excerpts.
What do Susan Boyle, Paul Potts and J K Rowling all have in common – apart from they happen to be British? Their success did not come about overnight, or easily. Not for any of them came instant fame, and recognition in the spotlight.
“The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished,
or the luster of it will never appear”
Daniel Defoe
No matter how frustrated, troubled or dispirited on the surface, deep down everyone I have met is truly extraordinary. However hidden, the human spirit, the diamond is always there; in you, in me.
For many of us, these times are rough. Perhaps now we can come to know and appreciate more fully our capacity for endurance and the brightness of our human spirit. What is more, we can take the polishing more into our own hands.
Here are some tips you might like to consider:
1. Know what you want
Maybe you have a talent you have longed to express and develop. If not, you probably know how you would like to be experiencing your life – perhaps with more happiness, better communications with the ones you love, greater fulfilment in your work.
Knowing is deeper and stronger than wishful thinking or hoping. It is a conviction so solid that you can base your life on it.
“There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.”
Benjamin Franklin
2. Engage with your intention
Daily nurture your vision – see, feel, hear how you will be experiencing the fulfilment of your the life you want, both inwardly and in the world. Use your imagination.
3. Practice your passion – take action
If you have a talent, keep working with it. If you would like to be happier, do things that make you happy. Better communications? Be willing to learn, practise, improve – and make mistakes from time to time. Your intention will speak volumes. Fulfillment? Adjust your attitude.
“Nothing will work unless you do.”
Maya Angelou
4. Raise your energy – turn up the heat
Love yourself and be grateful for all you have in your life, right now. Pay attention to your blessings. Look up. Learn to forgive and laugh at the mistakes you make along the way. Each day, feel the enthusiasm for your vision, as if it has already happened. Stay open for the remarkable to take place. It will.
“There are two ways to live your life – one is as though nothing is a miracle,
the other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Albert Einstein
5. Gather positive people around you
At the very least, spend time with people who are supportive and for you. Enrich yourself by getting to know others who are actively creating the best for themselves, and learn from them.
“If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.”
Norman Vincent Peale
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  • Glenn Slaby

    Truthful path, but again so difficult with mental illness. We must find our level of happiness it amy make the tough times a little easier to cope and the good times more enjoyable.

  • mitto9

    I wish things from The Huffington Post would not be included here because even though the article is not political, the site itself is. The references to a political site do not seem appropriate here.

  • Catparent

    Oh, poo — even a political site has something to offer!

  • mitto9

    Catparent–sure political sites have something to offer if you want to discuss politics!! I heard she recycles her stuff for The Huffington Post as well. It just seems polarizing to me, in my very humble opinion. I now sort of read this stuff with an eye toward a liberal bent which kind of bothers me. Liberalism doesn’t bother me — politics in something that’s not supposed to be political does.
    Oh well, guess I’ll move on from here. No big deal.

  • pegs

    mitto9 – Please consider that the wonderful material we are privileged to read here is written by fellow children of God who have been given a gift for the written word. The writers happen to be employees of Huffington Post, and their spiritual material may run their first. Credit must be given to the place it was first published. We also have the right to know that the material is “recycled.” Recycled? Absolutely! A good message is a good message and should be shared with as many people in as many places/forums as possible.

  • mitto9

    You should go to the Huffington Post and read all the hateful comments those “children of God” made about the death of Jack Kemp. It’s political, slanted, and a completely negative website and I don’t know why “spiritual” writers would be there.

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