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Principles for a Successful Life

by Ron Kurtus (revised 6 February 2006)

A successful life is a satisfying life. It is one where you are healthy, happy and fulfilled in your existence. Most people would like to lead such a life, but many think it is not easy to do. In fact, it is not that difficult. Much of what happens to you in your life is a result of your philosophy or way of thinking and the principles you follow, as well as your attitude toward things.

Questions you may have include:

This lesson will answer those questions.

Have a positive philosophy

In order to lead a good, well or satisfying life, you need a positive philosophy toward the major components in your life. These components are your:

(Note that the outlook of the School for Champions follows these life components and provides courses of how to succeed in many of them.)

Be good in each

You can be good and attain satisfaction in each of these items, leading to a happy and healthy life.

(The hyperlinks jump to lessons on each activity. You can get the details on each right now or wait until you finish this lesson.)


Your attitude can make your life satisfying, if you:


The following are ways to attain wellness in the different types of health.

Physical health

Good physical health can make your life satisfying, if you:

Emotional health

Good emotional health can make your life satisfying, if you:

Spiritual health

Good spiritual health can make your life satisfying, if you:


The following are ways to attain wellness in the areas of communication.

Sensing the world

Effective sensing of the world around you can make your life more satisfying, if you:

Social interactions

Good social interactions can make your life satisfying, if you:


Good intellect can make your life satisfying, if you:


A good vocation can make your life satisfying, if you:


By taking care of your attitude, physical health, emotional health, spiritual health, social interactions, intellect, and vocation, you should lead a good life.

Look at your life as a journey

Resources and references

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Top-rated books on Success in Life

The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness by Greg Anderson, Harper Collins Books, 1996 ($12.00). Provides an excellent blueprint for the principles to follow to lead a good life.

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