16 Keys to Happiness and Success

Today’s Affirmation:

“I enhance my happiness and success by making smart, positive choices about my life.” 

Here are 16 things you can do right now to drastically enhance your happiness and success.

  1. Eat right
  2. Exercise
  3. Get enough rest
  4. meditate/pray
  5. Be thankful
  6. Be enthusiastic
  7. Think positively
  8. Be patient
  9. Let go of fear and harmful attachments
  10. Engage life fully in this moment
  11. Choose happiness
  12. Accept what is
  13. Keep improving yourself
  14. Make people not things and tasks the priority
  15. Share your life and yourself with others
  16. Never, ever give up.

Remember that your world is created in your mind long before it becomes visible. You are the director of your life.

Be peaceful Be positive!

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation, Ray’s first novel,  is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leader seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

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About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - http://www.AATrilogy.com. Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. http://www.theaffirmationspot.com. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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6 Responses to 16 Keys to Happiness and Success

  1. Teresa Kirk says:

    I have a question for you with this 16 step program to success, what audience are you trying to attack with your “wittisicm’s” ? Is it to draw in a select group of follower’s? Is your mission to change people to your way of thinking or are you inviting debate’s on what you consider to be a 16 step program to success. This 16 step program seems very vague to me, what is the point you are trying to project with this posting? Who’s idea’s are you following? Is this a way for you to stay focused on what you need in your life and to stay fulfilled, so you can feel you are contributing to life in a positive manner? I would like to see some personal data on what your views of life is? Quote’s and writings are all well in good, but they should be followed up with why this is something you feel important to know, by giving a personal example of why it has a special meaning to you, don’t you think? I would appreciate a response to these questions, they could give me insight into the type of person you are, which is important to me. I like to know whether I am getting to know a follower or a leader. At this point, I have the feeling I am getting to know you as a some kind of follower of other people ideals. I prefer to converse with people that show innovative thinking that try’s to use quotes and writings as a view to how they relate to them in today’s society, so they show revelance to how and what changes of society should be approached so they can have a peaceful and positive outcome in todays society. Forward thinking and innovative idea’s on how to combine the old and the new should have a base of reverance as to why the combination is a good reason to incorperate the two together and also give views on how they could cause a negative reaction in some actions while trying to implement them. What this comes down to is what are your thoughts?

  2. Ray Davis says:

    Teresa,

    Fair enough. I am a writer and a pretty darn indedpendent thinker. Anyone who knows me personally will tell you that I am definitely not a follower.

    So much so, that my mother asked me once why “I couldn’t just fit in.” I’m not contrarian, I just generally don’t buy the official line – government, business, religion – without a lot of digging.

    I am generally capable of seeing both (or multiple sides) to most serious discussions and have a physical reaction to dogma of any kind.

    About 70% of what I write or talk about on the blog is completely my own. My beliefs have been hard-won through the fire of significant testing in my 43 years and I’m very proud of it.

    The 16 keys are a list I compiled (by looking at other peoples’ ideas to be sure) at a time in my life when I was scraping bottom. I posted this list everywhere for more than two years and really tried to apply them. The results were stunning personally and professionally. They are not part of any program. They are just things that, if we do them, will improve our lives. If we don’t, our lives will not be as enjoyable.

    There’s nothing earth-shattering in them, but I’d challenge most people (myself included) to count how many they really do every day. Since we don’t do many of them all the time, there is benefit from the reminder.

    It’s like the story of a famous general who went to visit the Buddha’s disciple Ananda. The general wanted to know the meaning of life. Ananda told him “control your thoughts and live peacefully.” The soldier got kind of indignant and said, “Every child of five knows that.” Ananda responded, “Yes, but few men of eighty can live it.”

    This blog, in my mind, has several purposes and catches people at different levels in their lives. I am trying to speak to different people at different levels and in a language that makes sense to them.

    Therefore, I try to share things that to someone advanced on their own spiritual or philosophical path might seem simplistic or trite. However, there are people out there who are where I was 18 years ago and these are messages that speaks to them. Professionally, I write sales training. One thing I’ve learned in that field is that even the most advanced sales people need the fundamentals again sometimes. Baseball players go to spring training every year to repractice the simplest skills.

    I think life is very much the same. We can think we’re advanced and that something is too simplistic for us. Generally, though, things are trite and cliche for a reason. It’s because we human beings often slip back into our old ways and the basics are a good reminder. I’m aiming at touching all levels. That’s a challenge.

    There are people who see life through certain spiritual lenses and need information – at least sometimes – to flow through that perspective.

    There are days I slap something up because I’m short on time. However, it is always something that has been helpful to me or others. Whe I do it without much comment it’s because I feel like sharing that day and I know it will help someone who reads it…my chief goal.

    If you go back and read this blog from the very beginning, you will find that the overwhelming majority of posts do involve my taking a thought or quote and adding my two cents.

    I’m not a guru, just a person who has been through a lot, and I believe has something to share. I’ve considered writing a more esoteric blog with more of my own perspectives, but frankly, I simply don’t have the time at the moment.

    As for attacks, I’m not attacking anyone. I do get occasional messages from people who want me to share everything on here from their favorite perspective. That just isn’t me. You’re going to get Buddhism, Christianity, politics, positive thinking, humor…anything that I believe provides some perspective and helps people.

    I cannot answer your question for you. Only you can decide if reading this blog is worth your time every day. I hope that it is, but it is what it is and I am what I am.

    If you’re interested in reading some of my less restrained writings, I can recommend these two links:

    http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Ray_A._Davis
    http://lpks.org/Media/FreeKansan/tabid/89/Default.aspx

    If I had to define myself, I’d say progressive, but fiercely independent.

    I hope this helps.

    Peace…
    Ray

  3. Teresa Kirk says:

    Thank you , I like your sharing and your answer. You go on being you, it’s good thing. But hey, lose your restraints a little on this site to, it could reach some of the people you are trying to help and bring in some that have resisted up to this point, with the thought, “what planet does this guy live on”. From experiences of my own I get this reaction alot.
    This is checkmate to you and it felt good. Live in peace and harmony, no matter the path life takes you down.
    God Bless and Best Regards, Teresa

  4. Ray Davis says:

    I always enjoy discussion. Thanks for the advice. It is hard to build a loyal audience. That is a goal of mine for this blog. I like helping people, but it strokes the ego a little to know that you are reaching people and making them think.

    Thanks again for offering your thoughts. Any ideas you have are welcome. Do you have a blog of your own?

    Peace….
    Ray

  5. Teresa Kirk says:

    No, I don’t. At this time I have to many obligation’s to be able take the time neccessary to keep a blog going. And I’m not sure it’s something I would want to take responcibility for. There are to many things that come up in life that interfer with plans that I make, and createing, running, and fulfilling a forum or blog is not something I think I would enjoy in the long term. I like to do surfing the web, stopping and visiting places of interest, putting in my thoughts or answering a call I hear. This is my way of relaxing and getting away. Kinda like “calgon take me away” you know. This can be a great way of socializing, and I find in you someone that could be a great person to vent with on several issue’s with neither of us coming out of it bruised. And I like that, I never want to leave damage behind me. But I also don’t want to stroke someones bruised ego either, so I have to be careful where I stop to visit, so I don’t have clean up duties to take care of, if you understand what I’m saying here. God Bless, Teresa

  6. Rosalyn says:

    Many thanks for your comment on my blog. I love your positivity.

    Rosalyn

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