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7 steps to a better life

Everyone is looking for a better life, but just how to get that life can prove a little elusive, especially if we go about seeking it the wrong way, or pursuing the wrong things. Let me propose 7 steps to a better life. The list is not exhaustive, but I am sure you’ll find these steps very useful:

1. Make curiosity your best friend

Curiosity is the desire to learn or know more about something or someone. Plutarch once said, “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” Curiosity is the very thing that fuels that fire and makes for a better life.

2. Put Christ at the center of everything you do

I know a man who ran after the pleasures of this world. But at the end of his life he realized that it was all vanity – a chasing after the wind. So remember God, fear Him and keep his command, in everything you do do it all the his glory.

3. Let simplicity be your cornerstone

Life does not consist in the abundance of one’s possessions. It really doesn’t matter what you drive or who you wear. I know people who don’t have much but live a far better life than those who do. Tune it down and seek simplicity over extravagance.

4. Learn contentment in the good times and the bad times

We say things like: “if I had that car, that pair of legs, that career, Mr./Mrs perfect”, than I will be happy or content. But if we wait for perfect conditions to be happy, we never will be. Instead we must Learn the secret of contentment in all situations.

5. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

If every person in or going into a relationship would respect this, there will be no need for heart aches and heart breaks. This simple but golden rule is the back bone for emotional, psychological and spiritually stability – an important ingredient for a better life.

6. Work hard but make time for play

It is said that “all work without play makes Jack a dumb boy.” Therefore it’s important to take time to enjoy life. Make the following statement a guiding principle: divert daily, withdraw weekly, abandon annually and discover a better life.

7. Invest in the next generation through mentorship

At every stage of your life you should have a mentor. But there must come a time in your life when you become a mentor. At some point you must step up and answer the call to impact others just like you’ve been by other.

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    Your seven steps are truly awesome. I love what you are sharing here my brother. Keep up the good works and God will keep blessing you with His great abundance of love and empower you with power beyond your wildest imigation that will take you places you never dreamed of. Now live in His peace now and always. Thank you for sharing.


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