Seven Tips To Make Life Work

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen it comes down to it, there are really only seven tips to make life work that you really need to know. If you do these seven things on a consistent basis trust me, your life will truly simplify, transform, and all around be easier.

These seven tips to make life work are in no particular order or sequence of importance as they are ALL important and here they are:

  1. Look at everything that happens in your life, good and bad, with a sense of gratitude. Focus on everything that you have and truly be grateful for it. Take is up a notch and find things that you don’t have and be grateful for those as well. Living every moment in gratitude will shift your perspective in life dramatically and definitely for the better.
  2. Figure out exactly where you are and where you want to be in life and work from there. Take inventory of your life situations, your career, your relationships, your health, your spirituality even, and then figure out how you want to grow and develop in those areas. Set your goals and targets and start working towards them. But you can’t figure out where you want to go unless you understand where are you are to begin with.
  3. Ditch all of the negativity in your life… It wasn’t until I disposed of the negative or achievement canceling actions and activities in my life that I truly began to propel myself further. Monitor your thoughts… monitor your words…. And monitor your actions at all times to see where your negativity comes out and when you catch it happening or about to happen choose to be more positive instead.
  4. Everyday choose to focus on what you want and shy away from focusing on what you don’t want. In other words, stop worrying.
  5. Never allow fear to dictate your actions and if you find yourself boxed into that corner just remind yourself that nothing bad has happened yet…
  6. Only engage in things that you are truly passionate about. This can be hard to find and to do but once you figure it out… it is everything. Only involve yourself in the causes that truly excite you because to do anything else is unproductive folly.
  7. Make it a practice everyday to be happy; to smile and try to impact positively everyone that you encounter. Practice being happy as it does take practice. Strive everyday to expand your happiness and to invite in more. Life is too short to be anything but happy. We don’t have time for anything else.

There you have it… the seven tips to make life work and just about all you really ever need to know. Can you think of any other tips to add to this list that I may have forgotten or overlooked? I’d really enjoy hearing about them!

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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Photo By Andy Wooten 08 November 2007


  1. Getting your life in order can be a very difficult thing to do. I like the what you said about getting rid of all the negativity in your life. That seems like a simple and effective way to get a better outlook on your life. If this is hard for you might be a smart idea to get a life coach.

    • 3peaksblog says:

      Thanks Emily… A majority of my work with clients is based on just that… reframing things into a more positive light if not just learning how to focus on more positive things instead of always defaulting to the negative…

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