Blog: Buddha's 10 Rules to Enlightenment
1) Find Your own path. Life is not about following others. You have to find what works for you. That means discovering your passions and your life purpose. Without this you will feel lost. Take time for yourself is extremely important so you can realize what needs to change or how you need to shift to align with what you need.
2) Become Undaunted. Your purpose or passion may seem impossible, but it is part of who you are. Without choosing that mindset, you may feel lots of regrets as you journey through life. Success isn't dependent on money or recognition. It is dependent on the happiness and fulfillment that flows form what you are doing and how you honor your truth.
3) Take small steps toward your goal: A seemingly insurmountable task or objective isn't as overwhelming when you take small steps everyday. Write down small steps and goals and meet them everyday and soon you will reach your goal.
4) Work hard: Success does not come from sitting on the couch and doing nothing. Once you set your mind to being successful, be prepared to work at what you want. You may need to let go of certain things (sacrifices) but it is worth it in the long run when you follow your dreams.
5) Think positively. We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Thoughts are powerful!
6) Embrace Your Failures: Step back and really look at your successes and failures. Your failures informed you how to be successful. That is true of all endeavors. Focus forward. Keep working and move to the next step. It is all part of the process.
7) Don't compare yourself to others. By comparing yourself to others you put yourself in a negative state of being. This creates anxiety and low self-esteem. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
8) Get the right friends: Environment is stronger than will. If you want success, embrace those that lift you up and encourage you in your goals. Negativity is a heavy weight.
9) Live a balanced life: You need to play and find your spiritual practice too! Balance is the key to not wearing yourself out and balance increases success.
10) It's about the journey: It is better to travel well than to arrive.
Jean Walters is a best-selling author, akashic record reader for 35 years, self-empowerment coach and teacher. You can read her at www.spiritualtransformation.com or 314 991 8439