How to Succeed Using Gratitude – An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love, by Richard and Kristine Carlson

You may or may not know the name Richard Carlson, but millions of people all over the world have read his, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff," books. Dr. Carlson was considered to be one of the foremost experts on happiness around the globe. As the author of thirty popular books, he used humor and every-day life to show millions of people how to not let the small things in life get the best of them. With more than 26 million books in print, published in 35 languages ​​in over 130 countries, Richard Carlson became a worldwide phenomenon. He spoke to enthusiastic audiences around the world and was a popular TV and radio personality. He starred in his own PBS Special , which aired to millions, and was the host of a series called, " Don't Sweat the Future ." What Dr. Carlson illustrated so beautifully through all of his work is the simple fact that life does not have to be as difficult as we make it. If we are not distracted by worry and self-imposed crisis, the real purpose of life is right in front of us: Live in the present moment .

Even at the height of his fame, Dr. Carlson chose to live authentically, declining many opportunities for fame and fortune. He remained devoted to normalcy and deeply understood that every-day life is where we find our most significant gifts. In 2003, on their 18th wedding anniversary, Richard presented his wife, Kristine, with a short manuscript called, "An Hour to Live." In it, he imagined that the end of his life was imminent. He posed questions originally asked by author Stephen Levine: Who would you call? What would you say? and Why are you waiting? Uncannily, the small book foreshadowed Carlson's unexpected death three years later of a pulmonary embolism.

Following his death, Kristine published the book, adding her own responses to these questions. Titled, "An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love," Kristine asks the audience to discover their own answers. Like John Izzo's book, " The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die," this book suggests that we truly liveright now and leave no regrets .

In a recent blog, Kristine Carlson shared a simple and yet very profound idea: Presence is a powerful thing. Living a fully-present life, based in gratitude is one of the basic tenets of positive psychology. To somehow decide to be grateful when the worst of all things is happening to us. To still be present for others and to not live in fear. To continue to move forward. These are the efforts that Richard and Kristine Carlson wish us to undertake right this second.

"All pain in life comes from wishing things were different than they are. So conversely, peace and happiness must come from accepting life as it is and breaking through the barriers of illusion to do so … All things that we label good or bad often hold in them surprises if we stay open. Each of us has choice in how we interpret life's events and in this way we are each responsible for our own reality. " – Kristine Carlson

Richard Carlson's loving anniversary letter to his wife became a living example of gratitude to all of us. Positive psychology is much more than a science. It is the daily application of happiness to create the most successful life possible. Finding personal reasons to be grateful is a worthwhile, daily effort. For a valuable grounding exercise in gratitude, The Gratitude Letter , by well-known author Martin Seligman, please visit: http://publishing.yudu.com/Freedom/Ankww/GratitudeExercise/ As Richard and Kristine ask so beautifully in their book, Why are you waiting?

To your success! Dr. Success, Andrea Goeglein, Ph.D.



Source by Andrea Goeglein, Ph.D.

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Personal and Financial Success "Secrets" – Surround Yourself With People Who Can Help You Succeed!

Are you struggling in your personal or financial life? Are you struggling to build your business? Do you need help but don't know where to turn for help? Do you have someone that is holding you accountable for your daily or weekly action steps needed to accomplish your goals?

Ask anyone that is successful who helped them to become successful. Successful people will have one or more people in their lives that have helped them with their thinking, motivation, goal setting, daily or weekly steps to success, business building training or mentoring, marketing, and every other area of ​​their lives that needed improvement.

Professional athletes even have coaching and training and mentoring so they can be the best they can be in their sport. Actors have coaching and training to help them become the best actor they can be so they will be successful at their next audition. Singers have coaches and managers as part of their mastermind group that help them get where they want to be in their singing career. Not one professional person did it on their own. They all had someone in their lives that helped them get where they wanted to be in life.

So, who is in your life to help you get where you want to be personally, financially, spiritually, emotionally, or physically? Think about who has been there for you to help you. There are many people that are here to help you succeed in every area of ​​your life.

There are personal growth and self improvement coaches and mentors like Tom Danley, Brian Tracey, Andy Andrews, and Jeffery and Erica Combs that teach you how to improve your thinking, inspire, motivate, create goals and create plans for achieving your greatest goals.

There are financial growth and investing coaches and mentors like Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, and David Bach that show you how to get out of debt and invest for your personal and financial future.

There are many exercise and diet coaches, mentors and trainers that are there to help you get in shape emotionally, physically, mentally and personally.

Are you in a business with successful people that you can use as a mentor to help you build your business? People who are successful business builders have mentors and coaches and support to help them succeed and so should you.

Take the time to find a coach or mentor for every area of ​​your life and your life will become much better! Learn and apply the knowledge to your life and you will succeed! As you improve yourself you will improve every are of your life!

If you continue to do what you are doing right now, you will continue to have the same results you have had up until now. One definition of insanity is to continue doing what you are doing while expecting to see different results.



Source by Jerry Vinson

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Personal and Financial Success "Secrets" – Surround Yourself With People Who Can Help You Succeed!

Are you struggling in your personal or financial life? Are you struggling to build your business? Do you need help but don’t know where to turn for help? Do you have someone that is holding you accountable for your daily or weekly action steps needed to accomplish your goals?

Ask anyone that is successful who helped them to become successful. Successful people will have one or more people in their lives that have helped them with their thinking, motivation, goal setting, daily or weekly steps to success, business building training or mentoring, marketing, and every other area of their lives that needed improvement.

Professional athletes even have coaching and training and mentoring so they can be the best they can be in their sport. Actors have coaching and training to help them become the best actor they can be so they will be successful at their next audition. Singers have coaches and managers as part of their mastermind group that help them get where they want to be in their singing career. Not one professional person did it on their own. They all had someone in their lives that helped them get where they wanted to be in life.

So, who is in your life to help you get where you want to be personally, financially, spiritually, emotionally, or physically? Think about who has been there for you to help you. There are many people that are here to help you succeed in every area of your life.

There are personal growth and self improvement coaches and mentors like Tom Danley, Brian Tracey, Andy Andrews, and Jeffery and Erica Combs that teach you how to improve your thinking, inspire, motivate, create goals and create plans for achieving your greatest goals.

There are financial growth and investing coaches and mentors like Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, and David Bach that show you how to get out of debt and invest for your personal and financial future.

There are many exercise and diet coaches, mentors and trainers that are there to help you get in shape emotionally, physically, mentally and personally.

Are you in a business with successful people that you can use as a mentor to help you build your business? People who are successful business builders have mentors and coaches and support to help them succeed and so should you.

Take the time to find a coach or mentor for every area of your life and your life will become much better! Learn and apply the knowledge to your life and you will succeed! As you improve yourself you will improve every are of your life!

If you continue to do what you are doing right now, you will continue to have the same results you have had up until now. One definition of insanity is to continue doing what you are doing while expecting to see different results.



Source by Jerry Vinson

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