Having an ageless spirit doesn't have to be difficult, in fact it can be downright easy! When you embrace these 7 simple key practices, you can create an ageless spirit within yourself. It comes from being happy with who you are, living with a curiosity for learning new things and experience all the joy your ageless lifestyle has to offer.
1. Have a Daily Spiritual Practice
Daily spiritual practice is the foundation everything else builds upon to create an abundant life. Down through the ages, great thinkers, inventors, artists, statesmen and philosophers have credited their spiritual connection for their success.
In studying many of the wealthiest individuals, who also happen to be great examples of having an ageless spirit, I found the majority of them start their day with an hour of spiritually oriented reading and meditation. Yes, I said an hour.
2. Develop High Self-Esteem
If you were fully aware of how you talk to yourself and to the world about who you are, you'd be shocked. We're all guilty of this to some small degree, but for many it's debilitating. Your level of self-esteem sets the bar for everything about you. Every decision you make is filtered through your self-concept. Your self-concept is the out-picturing of your self-esteem.
Take a Minute to Answer these Questions:
Are you talking yourself out of living your fullest life with the self-concept you've created?
Who do you tell yourself you are with your self-talk?
Which of these two scenarios is closest to your self-talk?
"This is the year I'm going straight to the top. This is the year I become a superstar. I've got everything going for me and this is my year."
"Things don't look like they're going to get much better this year, in fact it might be a little worse than last year. Maybe it's time for more belt-tightening, I don't want to take any chances. You never know what could happen, better to be safe than sorry."
Is there any doubt which example shows high self-esteem?
3. Consistently Read Books and Watch or Listen to Personal Growth Programs
What books are you currently reading? What are you listening to in your car? One of the quickest ways to master anything is to read books, listen to audios and watch videos on the subject. If you'd like my 'must read' self-growth book list, just ask and I'll get it to you.
People who experience high levels of peace and prosperity in their lives generally read 2-3 inspirational books a week. A week! They aren't parked in front of the TV all night. Today you have so many choices of how to best receive information, there really are no excuses for not having time to learn new things.
4. Find Mentors or Create a Mastermind Group
Spending time with like-minded people is a great way to speed your growth. Mentors have already traveled the road you're on and can speed up your process by leaps and bounds. You have the advantage of following the path to success they found. With a mastermind group, you are all supporting each other in the process of learning whatever the topic is.
Why go it alone and figure everything out for yourself? There's no reason to spend your time reinventing the wheel. Find a person you admire in your field of interest and find out how they achieved the success you're looking for.
5. Maintain Positive Thoughts about Yourself and the World
You may or may not know that you create your life by what you think about all day long. So what do you spend your time thinking about? Do your thoughts focus on the good in yourself and in the world? If you take that as your mantra, "I focus on the good in myself and in the world", that's exactly what will show up in your life. Lots of good things, big and small, every day.
6. Commit to Live Your Life on Purpose
Once you have a healthy self-concept, you're able to make a commitment as to how you'll live your life. Intention is not enough to change your life. There's a saying, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." Intention is only a baby step on the way to real commitment.
Commitment means you burn your bridges so you can't chicken out and turn back. Publicly declaring your commitment to whatever it is you're doing is a strong step to take in making it real. When you have no other options, you have fully committed to follow through.
7. Step Fully Into Your Power
You now have the ability to fully step into your power. Personal power allows you to live a passionate, exciting life. You have the ability to say yes to life because your commitment and focus give you the power. The shift you make is based on your new viewpoint of yourself and the world around you.
Here's a bonus key for you...
Enjoy the Journey
Make sure you have a good time now, not later. Why wait until ___? You fill in that blank. Whatever the magic blank is for you, stop putting off your happiness, joy and peace until you have that thing! If you need permission, you have my permission to relax and enjoy the journey. Don't let great things in your life come and go without squeezing every drop of enjoyment out of them. Grab life and live it!