Transform Your Life to Be Happy in 17 Simple Steps
Table of Contents
- How to Transform Your Life and Be Happy
- Life Transformation: 17 Steps to Change Your Life
- STEP 1: Believe in Yourself
- STEP 2: Know Yourself
- STEP 3: Accept Yourself
- STEP 4: Love Yourself
- STEP 5: Be with Yourself
- STEP 6: Have a Purpose in Life
- STEP 7: Make the Right Choices
- STEP 8: Set Priorities
- STEP 9: Change Your Attitude
- STEP 10: Develop Passion
- STEP 11: Let Go and Forgive
- STEP 12: Improve Relationships
- STEP 13: Be Responsible
- STEP 14: Take Risks
- STEP 15: Practice Gratitude
- STEP 16: Develop Good Habits
- STEP 17: Expect the Best
- Over to you –
Life transformation is nothing but all about bringing qualitative change in your life.
Once you transform your life, you feel a lot different. You turn from a pessimist to an optimistic person and from a sad person to a happy one.
You may feel that you’ve changed from being an unlucky to a lucky person, or becoming a successful person from an unsuccessful one!
This change can be emotional, mental, physical, or spiritual in nature.
Let’s not talk about betterment in terms of money and materialistic things because those happen as a byproduct of the life transformation process.
But even if that doesn’t happen, you actually move into a state where such things don’t really matter much.
You gain control over yourself. You change from being a helpless person to a helpful resource, and become a winner rather than a loser.
A good change in life definitely makes you content and happy in various degrees and ways.
There’s no doubt that you need to transform your life to be happy, successful, and at peace.
If you have any doubts about it, then I suggest you to read my earlier post – “Should you change your life?”
That post might stir your mind and set you to re-think about your stance! After all, a revolution in your life begins with your thoughts.
You can change your thoughts and change your world, but only after you’re completely convinced that you need to do so!
If you think that it’s the right time to change for you, then let’s go ahead and bring about the transformation in your life.
“Transformation literally means going beyond your form.” ~ Wayne Dyer
How to Transform Your Life and Be Happy
As I mentioned above, you can change your life with your thoughts. Your thoughts transform into wisdom with experience and knowledge.
On the other hand, knowledge or experience can also motivate you to change your thoughts and your life.
Do read my earlier post titled – “How to change your life with knowledge” for a detailed discussion on this topic.
To recap, in that post I wrote about the simple things you need to do to change your life with knowledge.
These include – knowing yourself, then learning something that can help us improve, and finally practicing what you learn.
You need to go into the detail of each of these steps and more, for total life transformation that will fill your life with happiness.
“Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
Life Transformation: 17 Steps to Change Your Life
Your life transformation is all about changing yourself. It starts with you and ends with you.
I’m pretty sure by now you understand what transformation of life is all about.
You can transform your life once you transform yourself.
Since you don’t have to depend on anyone or anything else, the key to transform yourself lies within you.
I’d suggest a multi-step approach to prepare yourself and creating chances for changes in life.
I say “chances” because these steps don’t guarantee life transformation, but if you follow them, you’ll surely end up in a much better state than what you are in now, and probably will be a lot happier.
These steps in the life transformation list may appear to be too many, but they won’t seem so when you implement them practically.
Here are the steps to make your life better and bring you happiness. You may change the order if you like, which entirely depends on you.
“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” ~ Joel Brown
STEP 1: Believe in Yourself
This is the biggest and best mantra of being successful in life.
You’ve all the potential to be what you want to be – you just need to convincingly know that. This thought should appear as a doubtless fact to you, or feel like an unrealized reality – that you can do it.
STEP 2: Know Yourself
Remember, nobody can know yourself better than you. Make the effort to find out your strengths and weaknesses.
In the process, you might surprise yourself with your hidden abilities and talents that you never even imagined you possessed.
STEP 3: Accept Yourself
Neither are you perfect, nor is anybody else. You should strive for perfection, but first you need to accept your mistakes, faults, shortcomings, and weaknesses.
Accepting that you’ve a problem opens up the door to improvement, and the much needed change to bring happiness in your life.
STEP 4: Love Yourself
I don’t mean that you become a narcissist, but you should find qualities in yourself that you appreciate and like.
When you begin to like yourself, you’ll be happy and at peace.
Your self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-respect will soar, and your complexes will vanish. You’ll start taking better care of yourself in all aspects, including your beauty and health aspects.
STEP 5: Be with Yourself
You live in a family and are part of a society. You are surrounded by family or friends most of the time, or you find yourself immersed in work or other activities.
You need to take out the much needed “me time” – the time to be with your Self, in solitude.
Practicing meditation for some time everyday gives you the opportunity to listen to the faint voices and thoughts that arise from deep within.
STEP 6: Have a Purpose in Life
If you know yourself, you’d know that every living being, thing, and event in life has a purpose. You need to know your purpose of life.
Once you find out what you want to be, things you want to do, or places you want to go; you’ve set yourself a goal.
With the power of your belief, you can easily achieve your goals and transform your life.
STEP 7: Make the Right Choices
Life is all about the choices you make.
If your choices are like the steering of your car, which symbolically represents your life, then your life or the car will follow the path steered by your choices.
Your purpose in life can be achieved only if you choose the right life option among the many that life presents to you in its course.
The choices you make regarding your studies, work, skill development, life partner, workplace, job etc., determine if you can make your life better and happier.
STEP 8: Set Priorities
Now that you’ve set the goal of your life, you need to implement it in your life.
Know what you need to do and when, so that it serves your purpose well.
Leave out things and tasks that have no meaning for you. Set your life priorities and do those things first that help you in transforming your life.
STEP 9: Change Your Attitude
Your attitude is a mental state that is composed of your beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and values.
Your negative or weak mental state might not really help you in achieving your purpose of life. Your failure and success in life depends on your attitude.
STEP 10: Develop Passion
You can only transform your life if you’ve a strong drive or passion to do things. Your drive is powered by your true and strong feelings and emotions.
Passion is your emotional determination that develops a strong liking and desire to achieve something in life.
STEP 11: Let Go and Forgive
Don’t hold on to grudges or your negative emotions of hate and revenge – release them.
Such feelings will pull you down and not let you transform your life.
As far as possible, forgive the people and events that disturbed you and your life. There’s no use holding on to past grievances as they only make your life miserable and hurt you more.
STEP 12: Improve Relationships
Relationships matter to me, you, and everybody. Many a times they tend to define your life and your life course.
The support you get from your improved relations makes a difference in your attitude, purpose, and brings happiness in your life.
STEP 13: Be Responsible
You need to stop blaming or complaining about people and things in your life. Stop being a victim, instead, take charge of your life and be proactive.
Be mature enough to be responsible for your actions and take life as it comes. Remember, when you can’t change life, change yourself.
STEP 14: Take Risks
Have no fear – it’s a negative attribute. Remove the fear of failure from your psyche.
When you believe in yourself and have self-confidence, then there’s no place for fear.
Always treat failures as stepping stones to your success because they always teach you lessons in disguise, though you get to know about them much later.
STEP 15: Practice Gratitude
Be thankful to everyone and everything that you come across in your life.
It’s because of them that you’re in your present situation and here. Remember, if your condition is bad, it could have been worse.
If you feel you’re in a better condition than many others, then you’ve all the more reasons to be grateful for.
STEP 16: Develop Good Habits
When you made the effort to know yourself, did you come across any bad habits you possessed? It’s time now to discard them and adopt the good habits.
It’s not only about your habits, but also the routine you follow that might need to be changed.
STEP 17: Expect the Best
Life will give you the best, only if you expect the best. The Law of Attraction works well here and will bring in all the positives in your life, if you remain positive.
Keep yourself motivated, keep striving to give your best, and remain focused on what you want in life.
Best expectations are realized when you make your best efforts, best choices, and put your best foot forward in all aspects and respects.
Here’s a video that you must see as it adds many other characteristics and dimensions for transforming your life.
Transform your life ~ Wayne Dyer ~ YouTube Video
“To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.” ~ Eric Hoffer
Small positive changes in life add up to make big positive changes.
If you adopt a most of these changes and they make you feel a completely different person and happier than before, then it’s a clear indication that you have transformed your life.
I’m sure now you know that changing your life isn’t difficult – is it? But it isn’t easy either if you don’t follow the above steps.
There are many ways to achieve transformation of your life – it can be through losing weight, learning new skills, taking up new courses, or securing more sources of revenue.
No matter what way you choose, you need to follow these steps of transformation because you experience a total change of your life only when you change yourself.
Remember, there’s no magical formula for life transformation, but these steps do bring the magic in your life. So, are you ready to transform your life to be happy? 🙂
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” ~ Lao Tzu
Over to you –
I know this post isn’t comprehensive as a lot more can be added to it. Most importantly it lacks your contributions in form of views, thoughts, and examples from your personal experiences.
Pour them over to make it a complete guide to transforming life to achieve happiness. So, tell me –
Did you ever feel the need to transform your life? What steps did you take? What additional steps would you suggest for total life transformation and to be happier in life? Share in the comments.
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