Success. It’s a choice, believe it or not.
The believing part is actually one of the biggest secrets to finding, having , keeping and enjoying success . . . more on that later.
What is success?
Is it money, fame, six pack abs, world travel, a large house, a walk in closet full of shoes (yes!) or is it the love of your life, happiness, feeling connected to your truth, being with friends and family (YES!), or peak health?
Maybe its a combination of those things for you.
To truly achieve success, you first have to define what it means for you.
Success is personal. You define it. Not society, your friends, your parents, not even wikipedia.
Success isn’t some far away, unreachable thing. It is closer than you think. It is as close, or far away as you make it.
It is a choice, as are most things in life.
You choose your thoughts and feelings about success. You choose your thoughts and feelings about anything, actually.
No one forces you to think a certain way.
The reason why many people think being successful is out of reach is primarily because of the beliefs they hold about success.
Yes, there are those that simply don’t want to do the work. But there are also those that don’t choose to do the work because they feel it will be too hard, too much struggle and discomfort.
Do you enjoy doing something when your dominant feeling about it is that it’s going to be super difficult or painful even? Not me.
What if we started to view success as a gift? What if we saw success as our personal road to evolving, stepping into our power, our dreams and our desires? Rather than the dominant viewpoint that its a massive struggle?
Change the thought, to change the thing.
We are so programmed to think it’s hard to get what we want.
How about replacing that with the thought that achieving your definition of success is possible, is within reach and isn’t a brutal experience of difficulty, struggle and pain?
I was talking to a good friend about this recently and they said “It’s hard to be successful, that’s why there isn’t lot of competition, its just too hard for most people.”
I get that, but in all honesty, is the alternative any easier?
Is the alternative of just giving up on what you want easy? Is it easy to settle? Is it easy to try to convince yourself you are happy when you really aren’t? Is it easy to struggle to pay bills? is it easy to have broken relationships? A broken heart?
How about starting to believe that it might just be possible to be successful, on your terms. Or, replace the word “success’ with any word—health, wealth, happiness, consciousness, or connection to truth.
It really comes down to a choice of what you think and feel. Choose successful thoughts to get a successful life.
Leave a comment and let me know what the one thing is that you want to change, or shift in order to feel more successful in your life! I want to know.
Action steps—write these down, journal about it. Get it on paper!!
- What is your definition of success?
- What is the one biggest thing you want to work on, right now, that would make you feel more successful?
- What is one thing you can do in the next week to get that ball rolling?
The believing part. To have anything, we first have to believe it is possible. If you want success, it starts with seeing it, believing it, knowing that you can have it, and being unwavering in that.
Commit to 15 minutes a day, at least 3 days a week, to meditating (or sitting quietly, if the idea of meditation makes you squirm) and focus on just being still, seeing this one thing you are wanting to shift, that will make you feel more successful, as already existing. See yourself as already having this thing that makes you feel successful. See it. Feel it. Know it.
You got this.