What life or work related challenge are you facing? Are you stressed out over the amount of work you been assigned? Are you tired of being alone or lonely? You’re finding it difficult to even go to the gym? Team productivity has diminshed greatly? You are thinking about changing careers? That small business you started a couple of years ago is experiencing growing pains? Moving on is an uphill battle?

So it’s tough now and you simply don’t know where to begin. Don’t give up. Here’s some tips I hope will inspire and lift your spirits.

1. Know and Honor Your Values
A fulfilling life is one in which the most important beliefs and values you have are honored each and every day of your life. Your values are already there inside of you. When your values are expressed, life feels more fulfilling. It’s important to recognize the connection between the values you possess and the choices you make in your life. Those choices are filled with positive potential for you when your values are honored. “Believe in you.”

2. Move beyond Limiting Beliefs
Self-limiting beliefs are those things you believe about yourself that place limitations on your abilities. They may be conscious or unconscious. Limitations are actually a part of the mind. In reality we have no limitations. Determination always finds a way around obstacles. Henry Ford once said, “If you think you can, or if you think you can’t – you’re right!” It all depends on what you believe about yourself. Unless you begin recognizing your own limiting beliefs and choose not to accept them, they will cause you to fail. When you align the true core of who you are with your goals, you can tap into your fullest potential.

3. Create Successful Strategies
Success leaves an abundance of clues in its wake. Identify someone who is successful in the same things you want then model what they are doing. What you want could be a great business, relationship or a fit body. Remember, they aren’t lucky; they just have strategies that work.
Go ahead and set a goal no matter how small.

4. Intensify Your Will Power
Willpower is the ability to exert one’s will over one’s actions. Willpower manifests as inner firmness, decisiveness, determination, resolution and persistence. It’s inevitable that life will hit us with some sort of crushing blow. If you face it head on, it will give you the psychological strength. View it as a gift and find a way to use it.

5. Give to Get
The meaning of our lives is shaped by what we give, not what we get. Many people want to get before they give. Over the long haul, this outlook never works. Instead, focus on creating value for others because when you do this, you will get a return that far exceeds your investment.

Now get your Snow boots out or go South if you have too!

Curt Canada provides career,leadership,and life coaching in Washington DC at Adapting2Change, a DC Chamber of Commerce Member.