10 Traits to Improve Your Life

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10 Traits to Improve Your Life

Do you have some personality trait, quirk or habit that you would like to change? Perhaps you’ve realised that to get the most out of life requires you having the right characteristics in your make up. If you want to succeed in life you have to acquire the right personality traits.

Personality traits are distinguishing qualities or characteristics that are the embodiment of an individual’s. They are your habitual patterns of behaviour, temperament and emotion.

How many of you look at your characteristics to see which are bringing you positive results and which negative? At the same time are you asking yourself which characteristics you need to adopt that would fuel your achievements? If you don’t isn’t it abot time you took notice of the person you are being, to ensure you’re being the best you can be.

I can’t understate the importance for improving your life of cultivating specific characteristic traits. They will improve your life overall. They lead to feeling good and succeeding in life. If you want to improve your life, if you want to do well in life, if you want to have a good life, you should cultivate those strengths or traits in yourself.

It’s time to start practicing the skills that will help you create the life, health and love that you really want. So let me offer you the personality traits I think you need to be adopting. –

To me the most important traits to improve your life are:

Passion – Make passion in your life a priority. “With out passion you don’t have energy, with out energy you have nothing.” Donald Trump. “In fact, if you’re going to be your most successful, you have to be passionate.” To put the drive back into your life, you first must get back in touch with what you are most passionate about. Nothing could be more important than following your passion and letting that be the driving force for your career and life. Passion is the self-driven attitude about everything in your life that can help lead you down the path to success.

Courage – This is a state of mind allowing you to face danger, fear or change . It provides you a strong drive that you can draw upon to give you the confidence to go for things when you need it. Courage, to me, is having the mental strength to do something you never thought you could do. Courage enables you to resist the inertia which holds so many back as well as enables you to make those difficult choices to do what is in our best interests.

Optimism – Optimistic thinkers tend to expect the best possible outcomes in any situation. We find our best selves when we are optimistic, and we see the world around us in a whole new light. Optimism allows us to be and give our best. When you are optimistic and confident in all that we do, we will become the creators of our life in the way we want. Optimism inspires, energizes, and brings out our best. It points our mind towards all our possibilities and helps us think creatively getting past the problems which bog so many of us down.

Attitude – The capacity to stay optimistic and positive might not immediately change your circumstances, but you will likely find that changing your attitude slowly but surely changes your life. Have no doubts about the power of your attitude being able to affect every aspect of your life. It is a fact that one of the most effective ways to change your life is to change your attitude and mindset. Changing my attitude was the first step in taking control of my life again, and for me it started with a conscious decision. I knew I had to adopt a posital mental attitude, and once I did everything changed for the better.

Focus – Knowing how to change your focus can mean the difference between a life of bliss and a life of frustration . A single focus or wish can change your life. Most of the time we are all over the place, pulled by life and events. Rarely do we focus our energy and mind on those things that are important. When it comes to changing our lives, if we focus on what is good and positive in our life we can maintain Positive thinking and by focusing on the things we want we can bring them to fruition.

Belief – Changing your beliefs changes your life. Changing your beliefs has the ability to carry you upward, far beyond the point at which you are when you are questioning yourself, your ability or the course you have taken What you truly believe about yourself deep down inside will make a huge difference to what you achieve in life. Change your core beliefs if you want to attract what you’ve never had before. … The quality of your life is the direct result of the quality of your beliefs. It is your limiting beliefs that hold you back, so get rid of them. . At your core, deep in your subconscious, limiting beliefs drive your life, when you shift towards positive beliefs the impact will be huge.

Definiteness of Purpose – When you have definite goals for success, the power of your mind will help you find what you need to get there. Part of growing and learning success principles is discovering what your major definite purpose is in life. … Change will not come if we don’t know where we are going. Success and progress towards achieving your goals in life begin with knowing where you are going. … The starting point of all human achievement is the development of a Definite Major Purpose. I’m a firm believer in having a definite purpose that you’re working towards. Once you have a definiteness of purpose you will know where you are going and you will develop a plan of the incremental steps you will need to take daily to achieve your life purpose.

Self-Discipline – Self-discipline is touted as a necessity for accomplishing anything in life . Once you have mastered self-discipline, you will be well-equipped to make long-lasting changes in any area of your life . The ability to control and restrain impulses having the ability to take action regardless of your emotional situation. Energy then can be focused and channeled toward your ambitions. Self-discipline is a very powerful tool that can be developed for achieving about anything. It is self-discipline that helps you control your actions and stay on course. It enables you to stay in control of yourself and your reactions to any situation.

Actively Listening – Your listening skills can impact many aspects of your life, Listening is one of the most important skills you can have. How well you listen has a major impact on your relationships with others When you listen giving your undivided attention you avoid misunderstandings, and improve communication with those around you. It provides within you the capacity to suspend your own agenda and deliberately and empathically allow others to be heard. By becoming a better listener, you will improve your productivity, as well as your ability to influence, persuade and negotiate. What’s more, you’ll avoid conflict and misunderstandings. All of these are necessary for workplace success!

Perseverance – There are times in life when you will feel that everything around you is collapsing. … There will always be unexpected turns in your life but what separates success and failure is when others would quit you keep going. In order to achieve your goals, you must cultivate perseverance and determination. Perseverance is one of the most important volitional qualities that is necessary for you to succeed, to accomplish your goals or to make changes in your lives. … Persistence is the ability to not give up and the will to finish

So if you’re ready to improve your life, get the right traits into your self.

Today is special. When it is over, it will be gone forever. You only have one chance to make today a productive, important one. Each moment is an golden opportunity for you. What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. Today is the key.

Start working on yourself!

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
2 Comments
  1. Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A. September 21, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Love this list, Larry!
    Thanks for sharing them and reminding us (especially those of us who are working on our New Years’ resolutions to make us better able to handle the nascent new year!

    • Larry Lewis September 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

      Thank you for visiting Roy, and I hope this article helps you on this years journey.

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