5 Steps To Getting Ahead

Ever feel like life is just passing you by? We all do from time to time.

Getting ahead in life is more about attitude than skill. It’s about “willing” yourself to succeed. Here are five simple tips to remember the next time you feel like you’re in a rut. First, always work hard. Those who get ahead in life are the ones who follow through on a task, even when they don’t feel like it. They push themselves to complete a project before moving on to something else.

Second, think creatively. Try to look outside the box when a task has you stumped. Third, remain positive. Attitude is a powerful force in life. That’s why optimists always seem to come out on top.

Fourth, be a team player. Always look for solutions that will help the group, not your own career or ego. When the team succeeds, you succeed.

And fifth, live with integrity. Honesty is the most critical ingredient to success—both in life and work.

More Tips

What kind of memories do you have from your childhood? Do you recall feelings of warmth and love — or stress and chaos?

How you see yourself as an adult depends largely on how your parents saw you when you were young. That’s a good thing to keep in mind when it comes to our own kids.

Kids can quickly grow discouraged if attempts to make friends come up short. Encourage your child that it takes repeated attempts to connect with others, and that friendships are built through a number of shared experiences.

So, what is the true secret to happiness? In a word, it’s attitude.

There’s more to life than being efficient and productive. Especially when you have kids in the house.

It isn’t the major tragedies that tear so many marriages apart, it’s the unhealthy choices that couples make on a daily basis.

Would you be able to tell if you, or someone you loved, were an alcoholic?

How do you keep sanity in the family when life goes screaming by at a hundred miles an hour?

When was the last time you gave your marriage a "tune up?"

You wouldn't let your car go years without checking under the hood, so why not give your marriage the same attention?

All couples argue from time to time. It’s how we argue that makes a difference in the outcome.

Disagreement is inevitable—especially in a marriage. But there are right and wrong ways to argue.

Pages