Most people know that Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin group of companies, is a self-made billionaire, but did you know that he has never worked in an office building? Richard works from his home and much of his work is done from a hammock. He is a perfect example of a person who knows what makes him happy and who takes responsibility for meeting his own needs.

What separates successful people from others who never quite achieve their dreams is their ability to focus on what they want. One of the best ways to do this is to not focus on problems. Oprah says, “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new centre of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find different ways to stand”.

Establish the habit of accepting what is. This does not mean that you cease being proactive and working towards the outcome you really want.  It simply means that you place your attention on what you want, rather than limitations.

The most common things people resist are: being unemployed, unfairness, having no money, being in debt, losing everything, losing face, not having what they want, their partner’s habits, conflict, not having enough time. What we resist makes us poor. There are many people who are time poor, friends poor, love poor or support poor. Poverty in any form results from the judgements we make about what is. Any time you make a judgement about another person, yourself or a situation you are resisting what is.

If you want to live a relaxed prosperous life always focus on what you want to create, rather than the things that irritate you.