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5 Critical Steps to Take to Experience the Good in Life

Socrates stated, “Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.” When our life reflects good planning, we do not leave our destiny up to "luck," coincidence or happenstance. Instead, our path reflects our purpose and our faith fuels our passion to persist with effective actions to reach our desired destination. You can live a good life. The following are five critical steps that will help you manifest your desire into your reality:


1). Get a Vision. - In his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen Covey suggests that "we live life by design or default based on our ability to become self-aware and responsible" for the experiences we create. You must get clear as to what you define a "good life" to be for you. What is important to you? What experiences do you want to have in your life? At the end of the day and your life, how do you want to be remembered by those you love and love you? Take time to reflect on your answers doing so…

Live Life Without Speed Bumps!

If you eliminated preconceived limitations of what was possible in your life - how much more would you accomplish? While I lived in Wilmington, NC, the management of my apartment complex had all the speed bumps removed to prepare the parking areas for paving. Up until that time, for four years I had driven over two speed bumps before I reached the parking spaces in front of my building. The first few days after the speed bumps were removed I noticed that in spite of this fact, I continued to slow down as I approached the areas in which the speed bumps were once placed. It took several days before I began to drive without concern for a speed bump slowing me down. As if a light bulb went off in my mind, I thought -was there any area in my life that I had slowed down or come to a complete stop because I passively accepted that I should?

What about you? Are you currently maintaining the momentum required to achieve your goals or have you allowed  mental or emotional "speed bumps"…

Success is Intentional

NO ONE SUCCEEDS BY ACCIDENT. You wouldn't get on an exercise regime-lose 30 lbs and then wonder how you did it!  No one graduates from college after 4 years and then wonder how did I do that?  Every worthwhile goal that you desire to achieve has to be with intention.  Webster dictionary defines intention as " an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result".  To be determined regarding any goal requires a made up mind.  Have you made up your mind that you will create the success that you desire towards your goals?  A made up mind requires a decison, according to Tony Robbins, self-help expert " a real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action.  If there's no action, you haven't truly decided".

     In 1985, I made a decision that I would do whatever it took to get my life back on track after a separation from my live-in boyfriend, which resulted in my children and I living with family.  In order for me to …