From reading more than 600 self-help books, Susie Moore distilled what she learned into 3 top lessons. I think they are worth sharing:
1. You must take 100% responsibility for your life This is Jack Canfield's No. 1 Success Principle, capturing the importance of owning every part of your life, including your mistakes. There is no success nor joy in blaming others and relinquishing control to other people or your circumstances.
Forget your parents, your exes, and the lack of opportunities. Your life direction is entirely up to you. No excuses. Success has no prerequisites, and there is no quality, certification, background, or nationality that has a monopoly on success. It's all up to you.
2. You are allowed to be, do, and have anything you want "Inherent in every desire is the mechanics for its fulfilment" - Deepak Chopra in The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. It's no accident that if you love to sing/write/teach/build companies/fill-in-the-blank, you were given talent in this area. And you are meant to be doing it!
The extent to which you use your gifts and skills is up to you, but they exist to be shared and to serve others. You have an obligation to be who your heart knows you can be. That way you make your highest contribution to the world and live regret free. There are no accidents or unreachable goals within your desires. You are also worthy of receiving the blessings (including financial) that result when you bring value to others.
3. There's always a higher power at work - and it's on your side A version of this truth is in every biography: Do your best work and trust in a power that is bigger than you. We are all terrified. We all feel uncertain about a million things. We are all just doing the best we can. But when you apply the above principles of ownership and action, you'll be unstoppable. Why? Because you're not alone here. We're all connected. We're all from the same source.
The higher power at work in our lives (it doesn't matter what you call it) is working right alongside you, always. In moments of discouragement, remember you already survived everything that’s happened to you so far, and will continue to do so. The universe's helping hand is on call, waiting to lift you back up as soon as you centre yourself and allow it in.
"Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution." - David J. Schwartz