7 Accelerators that Boost Any Area of Life
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7 Accelerators that Boost Any Area of Life

Published on Monday, July 24, 2023
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Deanna Salles-Freeman

Health & Wellness

Could You Use a Boost?

I can always use a boost. I love life hacks. Anything that can make things easier or improve my life is something I welcome. Some things will infuse any area of your life, especially if they come naturally. And if one doesn’t come naturally, it’s worth developing.  Let’s learn about these accelerators and how they can give us a boost.

7 Accelerators

An accelerator, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, is something that makes a process happen or makes something progress more quickly. Let’s talk about seven characteristics or traits that will help you accelerate toward your goals in the key areas of life: fitness, finance, family, field, faith, friends, and fun. 

Just knowing you don't have the answers is a recipe for humility,

openness, acceptance, forgiveness, and an eagerness to learn -

and those are all good things. ~Dick Van Dyke

Gratitude. It is easy to show gratitude for the good things in life. It is important to pause and take note of the things we take for granted. Radical gratitude for everything, even the things that don’t go right, allows us to be open to learning and growing. Science shows that tapping into gratitude puts us into our parasympathetic nervous system, or rest and digest, reducing stress. Living in a state of gratitude accelerates us by focusing on the good or what we can learn, promoting growth. 

Love. Love has such a broad range of meanings, but above all, it creates bonds and connections. Love requires us to be vulnerable and open. If we nurture and grow love, we overcome fear. When we live in love, we better understand ourselves and others. This is an excellent accelerator to living in our purpose.

Discipline. Sometimes we relate this to punishment, but the root is to be taught or instructed. Self-discipline requires us to be open to learning and applying that knowledge. It requires consistency with a focus on our goals. And an understanding of consequences, both good and bad. Discipline can boost any goal in any area of life.

Integrity. One of the biggest struggles is between what you know and what you feel, between what is easy and what is right. Integrity is acting in alignment with your core values and beliefs. It’s being true to yourself. And when you have integrity, you’ll have less stress and more balance.

Passion. Go after what you want with everything you have. Passion is that uncontrollable urge to pursue. Pursue your dreams with passion!

Humility. Simply put, you come from a place of non-judgment. A place of knowing that you will always be learning. A place of quiet confidence. You will accelerate if you can put this characteristic into practice. 

Wisdom. Wisdom is the application of knowledge and understanding. The best picture ever created to describe wisdom is this: You’re walking on the train tracks, and you feel a rumble and hear a whistle blow in the distance. Knowledge tells you a train is coming. Understanding tells you you will be killed if you remain on the tracks. Wisdom tells you to get off the tracks! What a boost this can be if we cultivate it.

Live by Design

When building the life of your dreams, acceleration would be nice. It’s not a rush to get there; it’s a lift. It makes the adventure so much better. These seven accelerators: gratitude, love, discipline, integrity, passion, humility, and wisdom, are the best ways to boost any area of your life. Tap into what comes naturally and hone those that don’t. Be sure to enjoy every step of the way.


I see you, and YOU are beautiful!

 

  1. Accelerator. ACCELERATOR | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary. (n.d.). https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/accelerator 
  2. Braun, D., & Amdahl, T. (2017). Oola, find balance in an unbalanced world: the 7 areas you need to balance and grow to live the life of your dreams. Health Communications, Inc.
  3. Carey, B. (2019, October 21). Be Humble, and Proudly, Psychologists Say. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/health/psychology-humility-pride-behavior.html
  4. Powell, S. K. (2022). The Science of Gratitude. Professional Case Management, 27(6), 261–262. https://doi.org/10.1097/ncm.0000000000000602 

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