When it comes to making positive and permanent changes in life, there is nothing to be gained by taking shortcuts.
The key to success surely lies in a very real dedication to making your dreams a reality through perseverance and awareness.
Having made the decision to embark upon a serious life change is a huge step forwards all on its own, and there is absolutely no need to rush the process of actually taking this new step forwards.
When you recognise the signs that lead you down the path towards positive change you have already unconsciously adjusted your thinking in some way, which is a seemingly small but important step for personal growth.
By making attitude adjustments, consistently working to limit negative thoughts, finding ways to overcome obstacles and using daily affirmations, you can give yourself the support you need to keep moving forwards.
The following books are fantastic resources for anyone who is looking for motivation to stay on the right track with any life changes that they are attempting to make.
They are bursting with passion for living a life worth living and full of the encouragement that we all need from time to time.
'Adventures for Your Soul' by Shannon Kaiser
This incredible book shares a collection of innovative emotional techniques that will enable you to overcome negative habits. Shannon Kaiser boldly presents the reader with a selection of tools that encourage each individual to discover their desires and embrace them.
I especially recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a different approach in their search for self-fulfillment and happiness. It provides you with a fresh perspective to move through life in a more positive and courageous way.
'The Happiness Project' by Gretchen Rubin
In this amazing read, Gretchen Rubin shares her experiences of a year spent trying to discover what it is that leads us to true happiness. Her accounts of combining classical philosophical concepts with her own lived experiences, and even a dash of science, are both engaging and inspirational.
Far from just being a great read, this book has actually inspired the creation of Happiness Project groups around the world, where people get together to discuss their individual happiness projects and share ideas.
'The Universe Has Your Back' by Gabby Bernstein
With this book Gabby Bernstein does a fantastic job of teaching her readers how to turn their fear into faith in order to live a life full of meaning. She explains how anyone can achieve the things they want for themselves through a series of relatable stories and thought provoking lessons.
One of the most important lessons that I personally learnt from reading this book is that it is okay to give up control! Gabby demonstrates how it is possible to then embrace a more relaxed way of life that provides the freedom and sense of certainty that we surely all crave.
However, far from feeling powerless after relinquishing this control, she shows the reader how they will instead feel empowered and feel more connected to themselves and their faith.
I am confident that after reading these three books you will feel much better able to embrace the positive life-long changes that you have begun to make. You will feel more committed to your goals and motivated to make the most of every new opportunity that presents itself to you.
You will soon notice that this positivity is infectious for those who also have the desire to change their lives for the better.
Spreading your new found empowerment and happiness around is a great way to continue to bring more and more of it into your own life.
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