29 Signs You’re Doing Well in Life, Even If You Don’t See It That Way

We all have days, weeks, months, and even years of feeling anxious and insecure. From the outside, people may think we have it all, but they can’t see what’s going on in our heads. We tend to fill our heads with thoughts of dissatisfaction throughout the day. No matter how much we set goals, we fail to satisfy our ego. The search can seem almost endless.

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And one question keeps swirling in our minds: Why can’t I be happy? Most of us are so busy trying to make something great happen, that we forget to appreciate all that we have, all that we have accomplished in life. Look at this and reflect.

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1. You have the freedom to live your life the way you want to live it

Photograph of children of a tribe in Ethiopia happy and smiling

If you often worry about the future, you should be grateful. This means you have ambitions, passion, and the freedom to make your own decisions.

2. You’re forging your destiny with courage

Remember that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. You have to do what’s right for you, even if some people disagree.

3. You’re making tough decisions with the responsibility that comes with it

In life you don’t have to be a chess piece; more like a player.

4. You’re working on what you love or studying to achieve that goal

Working something you don’t like, and it’s called stress; But working hard at something you love is called passion.

5. You’re choosing to be happy your way

When you stop seeing happiness as others see it, you will realize that the decision to be happy has been available all along

6. If you see obstacles in your life, it’s because you’re not grounded in what you’re doing

Man climbing a mountain

Obstacles are opportunities in life that are crossed to challenge you to fight for what you want.

7. You’ve made the best decisions in difficult situations

Smiling doesn’t always mean you’re always happy with everything in your life. Sometimes, it just means that you’re strong enough to accept it and take advantage of the situation.

8. You’ve come a long way

Don’t judge your failed attempts and mistakes as an indicator of potential failures in the future, but as part of a growth process. Your past has given you the strength, wisdom, and tools you have today. That’s why you have to celebrate it and use that knowledge in what you do. Don’t let mistakes stop you.

9. You don’t have to give up on your goals

People rarely give up on the last mistake they made, on the contrary they give up a little bit every day without realizing it. That’s why you have to solve the problem before you give up on that goal for good.

10. You accept what can’t be changed

Turning the page has never been easy, but if you start accepting things for what they are, it will be much easier. Acceptance is always the key to moving forward and making positive changes that are within your control.

11. You’re not afraid of failure

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The big difference between successful people and failures is that the successful person has failed more than once and has gotten up to keep overcoming obstacles.

12. You Don’t Let Fear Paralyze You

Don’t let fear stop your desire to keep growing and learning.

13. You trust the future

You accept what you have, leave behind what has already been, and have faith in what is to come. Remember that life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.

14. You Dare to Dream Every Day

It’s our dreams that change the course of our history, it’s not just our plans. Keep dreaming!

15. You envision your future

Visualizing your future is the ability to talk about it with such clarity as if you were talking about your past.

16. You haven’t let the judgment of others hold you back

Little girl leaning on a bridge looking straight ahead

Keep listening to your intuition and make this your life motto. If someone is judging you, just say, “With all due respect, I don’t care.”

17. You’re doing what you can with what you have

The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living it now, as much as possible.

18. You give value to things

Success is not acquired. To remain successful, you must constantly find new ways to add value. Keep putting your heart, mind, and soul into everything you do—even the smallest things. This is one of the great secrets of long-term success.

19. You go out of your way to help others

Helping isn’t wrong. Remember: successful people are always looking for ways to help others. Unsuccessful people always ask themselves, “What’s good for me in this or that situation?”

20. You’re not afraid to express your feelings openly

Words are carried away by the wind, affection, love are shown, so if you care about someone, show it with small things daily.

21. Keep making a difference

Photograph of boys in a square smiling

Have you ever wondered how much your actions can mean to others? Maybe the smile you gave a stranger today changed their bad day. Maybe the money you gave to a man on the street today gave him hope. Maybe spending time with someone special today has made you forget your troubles for a while.

22. You have enough right now to live comfortably

You didn’t go to bed hungry last night. You woke up this morning with a roof over your head. You have a variety of clothes to wear, you have access to clean water and electricity, you’re online right now, so you have a lot to be comfortable with, being rich is a way of thinking.

23. You Haven’t Completely Succumbed to the Material World

Our lives are not defined by the things we own, but by the things we do. Make sure that what you possess never possesses you.

24. You take care of your health

Never underestimate having good health. It’s the greatest wealth you’ll ever possess. It is the foundation for having a successful and happy life. Take care of your health, your body is the only place you really live.

25. Your relationships are less dramatic than they used to be

Stay away from drama and negativity. Don’t let these things stop you from being the best you can be. Just keep doing what you’re doing.

26. Stay away from toxic people

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Don’t worry about people who don’t care about you. Give yourself your courage. When you give yourself to someone who doesn’t respect you, you lose pieces of your soul that never come back.

27. As much as you may feel lonely, you know you’re not

The next time you feel lonely, remember, once again, that you’re not.

28. You have important people around you in life

Remember that it’s not the number of friends that matters, but the quality of those friendships. In difficult times, we really know who the people who appreciate us are. Look around you and value them.

29. You Have a Home

A big family by the sea holding hands

It’s not a defined place, it’s a place in your mind and heart that you’ve built with little bricks that stack up to create something stable that you take with you wherever you go.



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