Rev’s 10 Rules for Successful Living

1.  You are hard wired and coded for success
We are made in the image and likeness of God who gave mankind dominion over all things on earth.
You are a direct descendant and heir to infinite good. Our greatest gift is free choice to create our world void of error. We can engage in truth or error thoughts and the results will correspond in kind to our beliefs and thinking. When you are successful in your eyes alone, the world responds to your vision.

2. Be grateful for everything in your life.
The expression of gratitude is a powerful force that generates even more what we have already received. ~Chopra
In times of despair, count your blessings and in times of good and plenty, remember to count your blessings.  Start and end each day with an attitude of gratitude. You surrounded by good and plenty and you are constantly in receipt of these gifts if you are ready to accept them. Your good is your birthright. Your challenges are reminders to awaken to your unique expression of gratitude.

3.  Accept change as a way of life, in your daily living experience.
Life is a journey. The path of your journey will take you to places and experiences that will be both blissful and painful. However, these travels are for your growth and enlightenment.  Gently and patiently allow yourself to gain insight from new experiences and release the urgency to typecast and categorize. See each day and every experience as a new opportunity to grow.

4.  Never give up or quit on anything or anyone.
The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.  ~Bob Parsons
Winners never quit. At the moment when you’re ready to quit, you’re closer to a successful conclusion than you think. Instead of solely focusing on a predetermined conclusion, acknowledge your successes along the way. After all, life is a journey not a destination.
Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure; it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.  Robert Schuller

5.  Be impeccable with your word
This is an ancient Toltec teaching which reminds us that what you say will outlive the intent of the message and its meaning. What we say and how we say it, is how the world perceives us, not just the person who received it. When you communicate, your message is seldom interpreted in the manner you wish it to be perceived. A lot of the time your words will be misunderstood, exaggerated and passed on to others.

My two rules are; 1. Always share gratitude, appreciation and praise. 2. When the impulse to say something non-complimentary arises, I utilize the three Sufi gates; Does it need to be said? If so; Does it need to be said by me? If so, How do I say it with Love? and if the message will not be important in ten years,  “Let it Be.”

6.  Be the best you can be in every situation.

Accept the both the best and worst that could happen. God will not give you anything you can’t handle. Resist defensive urges to judge others or your experiences. You are always at choice in all situations and never the victim.
Very seldom will the worst consequence be anywhere near as bad as a cloud of “undefined consequences. ~Bob Parsons

7.  Expand your comfort zone.
Your comfort zone is in reality is a fortified cell that keeps your good out and you in. Accept daily challenges as part of your evolutionary process. Your greatest victory will always be your biggest challenge. You are more adaptable than you can imagine. You will learn to be at ease in all situations. Discomfort is just part of the process! It wouldn’t be a worthy goal if it didn’t make you a little uncomfortable. ~Jack Canfield

8. You and only you create your reality
“As you believe, so shall you achieve.”  Your beliefs and resulting thoughts are magnets which produce your life experiences. The universe responds appropriately to you at the level of your belief. See each situation as if you created it. If your experience doesn’t serve you, create a scene that does.

9. Judge not, want not.
When you judge others you are in reality judging yourself. When you judge, you limit your vision and your ability to expand your condition and possibilities. There are no accidents as you travel your life’s path, everyone and every situation has a purpose that furthers your expansion.

10. Stay in the moment and there’s always a reason to smile.
Don’t take yourself too seriously. Lighten up. None of us are in control as much as we like to think we are. Life is short.. “We’re not here for a long time; we’re here for a good time!” No matter how difficult your situation, you can get through it when you live in the moment. Let go of past experiences and future expectations.