Although there appear to be 365 days in a year, in reality there are only as many days, as you actually make use of. Have the courage to put perceived failures behind you, build on the successes of the previous day and light the flame of possibility, at the dawn of each new day. Decide what type of days help you to be the most efficient and effective, days that leave you feeling the most satisfied and content. Now that you have a crystal clear picture of what works, aspire to create as many days exactly like that as possible.
You are the creator of your own experience, the greater the clarity you have in your mind about exactly what you want, the greater the possibility for you to create exactly that in your life.
Action Idea: At the end of each day spend a few minutes going back over your day, examine all the things that worked and explore all the experiences that hampered your progress or were less than ideal. Reward yourself for all the experiences that worked and added value to your day, by allowing yourself to feel satisfied and content. Now actively build them into the following day, by visualising the next day running flawlessly, filled with all these positive outcomes. Learn as much as you can from any negative experiences and actively file that knowledge away, for use should you encounter a similar challenge in the future.
Now that you have a clear picture of how you want each day to unfold and you are actively working to create better and better days, as each month and year unfolds. Begin to process of re-inventing yourself and start creating the future you desire, day by day.

Start this process by answering the few questions listed below and see if you are living the life you really want. This is the first step to identify what you really want and desire.

• If you won twenty million dollars today, would you change anything or everything in your life?
• What would you change?
• If you would immediately change almost everything in your life, if you won all that money, why are you not doing anything about making those changes in your life right now?
• Why are you allowing yourself to live an unfulfilled life of dissatisfaction?

If these questions have highlighted the fact that you are living a life which is less than ideal, you are not alone. In my experience, only a very small percentage of people actually get to live the life of their dreams. The rest, allow themselves to remain trapped in unhappy, empty lives, stuck on the hamster wheel of discontentment.
I speak from experience, since I lived the first 35 years of my life trapped in a cycle of unfulfilling careers and relationships. Although I always managed to generate great income, I never really created any meaningful level of sustainable wealth, even though, I’ve owned and operated several very successful yet diverse businesses over the years, in many different sectors, from conferencing/tourism to engineering and manufacturing.
None of these careers offered me any real satisfaction; I was involved in all of them for the wrong reasons. It was only when I finally decided to begin following my dream to become a professional speaker, who writes, researches and travels the planet, teaching and helping other people how to realise their full potential, that I began to feel fulfilled and content.
Rediscover the natural curiosity you exhibited as a child and become an ACTIVE LEARNER. This opens up a world of possibilities for you, prepares you to fully exploit opportunities and continually expands your body of knowledge. Top this off with longer and a better quality of life where you create you future experience day by day and you have the makings of a great and meaningful future.
I want to offer you a few of the tools and techniques I’ve learnt over the years, which helped me to make the shift, necessary to begin making the positive changes I needed to create a life where I am now financially independent and completely fulfilled. These tools and techniques are based on common sense and when consistently applied in your life, will allow you to gradually make the shift toward creating a satisfying life, which excites and invigorates you.
Action Idea: Allow your mind the time it needs to reveal the treasure box of ideas, inspirations and insights that lie hidden in your subconscious, by thoroughly examining your unique concept of success, until the vast panorama of possible options becomes clear to you. Reach deep inside yourself and uncover the resources, wisdom and conviction that will allow you to step outside your comfort zone. For it is here that you will begin to explore new territory and discover all the options that are currently hidden from you.
The first answers that come to you are little more than ingrained regurgitations of your trained patterns of thought. Learn the art of staying with any question until you have explored it thoroughly and allowed your brain the freedom to reveal as many alternatives as possible. This allows you time to search through those billions of thoughts that are ricocheting through your brain until the right one comes into view.
After completing this process and finally uncovering exactly what you want, you have completed the first step on your success journey. This crystal clear picture, which is an accurate representation of exactly how you want your future to unfold, equips you with an incredible foundation for creating exactly what you have visualised.
Once you have a meaningful vision, a direction to focus your attention on, you now begin to see everything that comes your way as opportunities to grow and expand. The same event that you previously, viewed as being in your way is now on your way to the success that you desire and could now even be an opportunity filled with potential to help you to grow. Reach deep inside yourself and uncover the resources, wisdom and conviction that will allow you to step outside your comfort zone. For it is here that you will begin to explore new territory and discover many opportunities that are currently hidden from you.
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This clarity of vision gives you a clear direction to keep following as you travel down the path of excellence. Next we then build an action plan that will allow you to begin moving toward that outcome. Finally you must commit to apply daily disciplined action, that will ensure you carry out the necessary daily actions required to succeed and then success becomes inevitable. How simple does this process sound. If it is that simple, why do so many people allow themselves to remain trapped in lives of mediocrity which they hate so much? The answer to this question has eluded me for more than 20 years.
Achieving anything you want in your life is one choice and one meaningful decision away. Choose to introduce the simple process described above into your life today and make a decision to carry out the daily disciplined activity necessary to succeed. This will allow you to engage in the miracle process of transforming your life into one of joy, happiness, success and fulfilment.
Never lose sight of the value of patience; it is a really powerful tool in your arsenal of success. It keeps you inspired and persistent, brings greater wisdom and perspective to any challenges and allows you to stay focused and to see difficult, yet worthwhile, projects to completion.

Author's Bio: 

Andrew is an expert and master teacher that speaks and teaches self-leadership, expanded awareness, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. He guides individuals and business professionals, to identify, prioritise and carry out the right activities, consistently, so that they can maximise their personal effectiveness and deliver their best; on time, every time. All the tools and techniques Andrew teaches; have been tested in the laboratory of his own life and the many successful businesses he has owned and led, over the past 20 years. These strategies have seen Andrew achieve financial independence and reach a point of harmonious balance in all areas of his life. His purpose is to help as many people as possible, achieve similar or better results and to show them how they can realise their full potential, both personal and professionally and to help them live a meaningful life, where they are fulfilled in all areas.