I've been doing intuitive consulting for almost 20 years now. It's still amazing to me how some people are able to transform their lives while others stay in a rut year after year. I've thought long and hard about what allows some people to lead successful, happy and balanced lives. Here are some of the keys that I've observed.

Successful people…
… have a clear dream or goal. They pay attention to what makes them happy, enthusiastic and energized. They use that information to assist them in making the right choices and decisions.

… visualize and affirm their success. Not all of them sit down and formally focus on visualizations and affirmations. They picture their dreams and in their own internal dialog they affirm their ability to achieve their goals.

… trust their intuition. Whether they call it a hunch, an instinct or Divine guidance, they pay attention to their inner voice. They take action on the information their intuition provides and they follow its wisdom.

… take appropriate risks. They understand that they'll have to move out of their comfort zone at times and risk doing something unfamiliar. They know that everyone feels nervous and anxious when attempting something new. Despite this discomfort, they persevere.

…have patience and faith. To achieve their goals they have a long term perspective. They know they'll achieve what they desire. They enjoy the process of getting there as much as achieving the goal. They understand there will be tough times but they keep at it.

…trust that things will work out. They tell themselves that while they might be going through a difficult transition they have what it takes to succeed. They focus on any and all successes they had in the past as evidence that points to this truth.

…take action. They understand that small steps are important. They have a plan. If they meet with a detour or an impediment in their path, they simply step back and reassess the situation. They discover where they may have gone wrong, and proceed to take action again, this time in the right direction.

My intent for all who read this... you'll be successful, happy and at peace.

Author's Bio: 

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