The Real Secrets to a Life of Happiness, Peace, Fulfillment—What and Why?

Let’s start with the first question—What are the Real Secrets to Life? That’s easy—listen, read, love, fight, believe, live, and pray. These seven simple words can unlock a life of happiness, peace, and fulfillment. Don’t believe me—or simply don’t want to believe me? Then don’t read any further. But let me tell you one last thing before you stop reading—doubt is a cancer that eats away at your God-given full potential in life and with it your happiness, peace, and fulfillment.

Why do I spend so much time tweeting about the Real Secrets to Life and writing about them on this site? Because I have found—well, maybe “stumbled” is more accurate—across something good that I want to share with others. Well, let me clarify that as well—something that I believe God wants me to share with others.

We live in very complicated times that seem to get even more complicated as we age. I don’t believe God intends us to complicate anything, even though we manage to complicate almost everything—even God! He is simply pure, unconditional love. He gave us a planet of remarkable beauty and abundance. Even as we started making a mess of things, God gave us his Son to redeem us and we repaid Jesus by hanging him on a cross.

Out of despair in my life I found something that works—seven simple words that I believe are the Real Secrets to Life. Nothing fancy or complicated. Just seven simple words.

Trust me—I am no saint. I screw up all the time. But I fall back on those seven simple words that have unlocked a path to happiness, peace, and fulfillment. I spend all this time sharing my thoughts because I think they can help others. If I help one person then everything is worth all the time and effort I put into this.

I recently found myself questioning if this is worth all the time and effort for what feels like at times I am just talking to myself. Is anyone really listening and being helped by what I am saying? That’s when I know that I have to take my own advice and FIGHT the devil of doubt whispering in my ear. One person who is happier, more at peace, and fulfilled is one person lost to despair as I was and one more person to help turn around this crazy world of ours.

So, I keep focusing on those seven simple words that are keys to a great life—listen, read, love, fight, believe, live, and pray. Maybe one day these won’t be secrets at all. That day will never come unless I keep pounding away. So, listen, read, love, fight, believe, live, and pray!