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10 Keys to Finding Happiness and Fulfillment
by Marci T Bryant   
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Happiness is not a destination it is a choice. We make the choice to be happy or sad on a daily basis.

If you have come to that place in your life where you need something to change in order for you to move forward, then this article is for you. Below you will find 10 Key steps that you can take that will literally change your life. These keys unlock the doors to your inner strength and potential. Knowing the key and using the key are two different actions. So once you have the key, remember, you must unlock the door by walking in the truths that you have learned. Do this and watch your life change!

KEY #1
Realize that your happiness is not tied to other people, places or things. True happiness comes from within. Find your center. Take one hour per day and sit in a quiet place alone. Turn off the cell phone, the radio, the TV. Just sit quietly and get in tune with your inner being.

KEY #2
Your thoughts about many things have been put there by conditioning. You have received messages from your peers, your parents, your siblings, extended family, the music you listen too, the commercials you watch, the books you read, etc. You must identify what in your experience is not pleasing to you, and what is making it difficult for you to create pleasure in your environment. Make a list. Be honest with yourself. Once you review the list during your quiet time, make a commitment to yourself to be open to eliminate those thing(s) that are unneccessary.

KEY #3
Beware of the fatalistic mindset. When you find your thoughts lingering in self pity, or uselessness, you much purposefully choose a happy thought. Think about what makes you smile, what makes you laugh. Find a laughing Partner.

KEY #4
Stop the bargain basement mentality. While money is important, it is not everything. Reward yourself from time to time. Share with others from time to time. Yes, give something of value away to someone else.

KEY #5
Stop the blame game. You are responsible for your actions and your choices. Happiness will continue to elude you if you keep making the choices that maintain your current situation. You know what will bring you that inner stillness, now it's time to make the choices that will bring that into your experience.

KEY #6
Dare to be true to yourself. Pleasing others has it place, but there comes a time when what you need has to become a priority to you. We each have a personality and it does not always click with someone else's but the challenge is to be who you are while allowing others to be who they are and accepting one another.

KEY #7
Identify at least 3 things that you want in your environment. Then don't settle for less than that. If you want diamond ring or a mercedes, map out your plan to get it and then go for it.

KEY #8
Be honest with yourself and with others. Don't hold grudges or hatred in your heart. If in any relationships you find that there is tension or friction, be the bigger person, extend the hand of forgiveness and the mind of forgetfulness.

KEY #9
Change one thing about your look, try a new outfit, a new hairdo or haircut. Try a new style shoe, change some of your wardrobe colors and style.

KEY #10
Find and pursue your passion. Don't leave your dreams on the shelf. Believe in yourself. If you are having a little trouble doing that, find someone who believes in you and listen to them. Their encouragement will go a long ways to helping you stay on the path that leads to your dreams and your fulfillment. Don't forget to pray. It helps to unlock the hidden desires in your soul.

In addition to her strong Christ centered background, Marci is also a Certified Life Coach, specializing in helping individuals to achieve their goals, and, she is a published author. To learn more about her and the services she offers, visit the following website:

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