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Creating Success - A Balance of Thinking and Doing
Why is it that most people still equate being successful with having pots of money? Why attaining as much money as possible seems to be the Holy Grail of Western Society?
Whether you attain an excess of money just to keep it safe in a bank, or in a tin under the bed, sooner or later you will realize that it is just a 'medium of exchange'. We use it to buy the things that we want in life. So for this reason money is not a goal it is a means to a goal.
Okay nothing earth shattering in that statement, but the reason people strive to get as much of it as possible is simply for their security. People feel safe if they can protect themselves against the uncertainty of the future.
So how do you go about finding sufficient monies to cover uncertainties in the future, or to help attain our goals without going as far as Bill Gates, Donald Trump or the Sultan of Brunei? We all know that you can enjoy a very healthy life with far less money than this. But how?
There are those people who advise that 'positive thinking' will bring you the wealth that you want. There are also as many people that acquire wealth by aggressive means, by abusive techniques of 'rip them up and spit them out'. As well as a good honest days work.
Whatever category you place yourself in at the moment think about this. There are as many unhappy, cynical, skeptical millionaires as there are not so rich people, and just as many unhappy, skeptical poor people. So the attainment of money for it's own sake doesn't automatically bring fulfillment.
Money should be used as a tool to help you achieve your goals (and it's not the only tool either). So which way is the correct way?
The answer is that they are all correct in that they all use the same tools to reach the objective. Weather you are a highly motivated sales executive, or a visualization expert, or for that matter an extortionist, during your endeavors you will be using the same universal law of 'emotional attachment'.
If you go for the 'kill' in the way you achieve your goals, or if you visualize your goals you will, rightly or wrongly, feel an emotion of happiness, fulfillment, excitement, etc either, before, during, or after the event.
If you look back at the events in your life, if you recall some of your favorite, and not so favorite, memories you will realize that you remember those memories in direct proportion to the strength of the emotion attached to them.
The bigger the joy/disaster the bigger the emotion attached to it. Even the small things in life like a good book, a movie, taxes, an argument with a loved one, will all provoke an emotional response.
So can we deduce from these findings that it is not necessarily the way you go about acquiring the things you want, or the goals that you have set yourself, but the strength of the emotion you attach to your goal?
Well, Yes and No!
Yes you need emotions attached to your goals, but you need to attach the good ones.
No because emotions alone will not get the job done.
The other question that this line of thinking brings is: How can you have an emotional attachment to something that hasn't yet happened?
This is where the thinking comes in, you have to think about your goal before it can happen. This is true for everything in our lives, from making a pot of coffee to planning a holiday, even you were just a 'twinkle in your Fathers eye' (a thought) before you came into existence.
I would go as far as saying that thought is the only creator. If you get the thinking right then everything else will fall into place. The Doing will always follow the thinking. The Thinking is empowered by attaching emotions. The Emotions give thoughts credibility.
A balance of all these can bring you all that you want in life.
Now that you know how important thinking is in relation to everything that you do, you must get this right for everything else in your life to work correctly. This is a fundamental law of life; this is why so many people go through their lives always wanting and needing, but never achieving. They get their thoughts all mixed up.
If you ignore how to control these principles everything else turns to 'chance', even people who start correctly can be led astray of their goals, by harboring the wrong thoughts. It's never going to work! I don't deserve this! It's not my fate to be successful!
What these 3 thoughts and all the other similar thoughts are doing is slowly changing your mind. The type of person that thinks like this is the type that thinks others are luckier than they are. NOT SO.
I believe it was Jack Nicholson the golfing icon that gave the reply to an offensive reporter who quipped, "That was a lucky shot". The reply came back swiftly "Yes! It seems the more I practice the luckier I get"
There is no such thing as luck, just practice of the principle of thinking it through.
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1. Clear vision + Intention + Purpose + Focus = Success! A vision is many things: the original blueprint of the successful outcome you desire, a thought picture turned into visual action, a full expression of you! If you are given a vision, then it is within your power to make it happen, if you choose. You would not have been given the vision without the ability to make it come true. Visions are so powerful, it is essential that you know exactly what you are visioning and why. Intention and purpose are partners. Your purpose, or mission, must also be very clear and firm. Your integrity is bound closely with this pair. If it is your intention to truly make your dreams materialize, then a commitment must be made to focus on the specific outcome you desire. Goal planning works well for focus. Make your goals realistic, specific and have a definite timetable for meeting your objectives. 2. Authenticity + Passion + Commitment = Success! Being authentic means that the real you is showing up all the time - in words, thoughts and actions. First - you are true to yourself above all. You are dedicated to knowing what you are all about - your integrity, passion, strengths, honesty and reliability. Knowing your values and acting in alignment with them are crucial to your authenticity. Passion is what stirs from within that motivates you - inspires you to get up each morning, eagerly, to continue working on a job or project that excites you to want to do more. Passion is the unique message that you want to bring to the world. Commitment is a "can-do" attitude. You want to accomplish something so intensely that you are willing to use whatever resources of time and energy to make it so! You have an unabiding passion to stay committed to your project until it is complete. 3. Spiritual Practice + Flow = Success! A spiritual connection is essential for the unlimited and energetic flow in moving forward on your journey to self-commitment and success. Webster defines 'spirit' as a "person's essential nature, an emotional state characterized by vigor and animation, strong loyalty or dedication." Spiritual practices may include everything from organized religion to pagan ritual and ceremony. Since there is no one universal definition that fits all, one must explore and define his or her own description. How does your spiritual path make a difference, not only in your own life, but how might it connect to a global flow of energy? Your personal definition of spirit is one of your own making, touching the honesty of your own soul. You get to choose how you wish to walk in this world and how you want to be connected to a higher source. A strong spiritual practice allows you to flow with a vibrational frequency that will energize and ground you on the 'success' journey. 4. Energy + Expectations + Perseverance = Success! Being energetic and creating reserves of energy are essential for success. If your energy is depleted, you do not have the stamina to carry out the plans for your success. One way to create energy is by taking extremely good care of yourself - even being selfish with your needs! If you support a healthy, energetic, life-affirming style, than you can continue working towards the expectations you have for yourself. One way to identify whether or not your expectations are realistic is to take a piece of paper and make two columns. On the left side, write your expectation. On the right side, write how you might accomplish that. You do have the ability to reach your own expectations, and each one of them needs its own plan. When you look at the columns, you may recognize that some of the expectations are not realistic and that in order for you retain your energy and persevere to the final outcome, the items may need to be adjusted. Perseverance is continuing firmly on your path, regardless of unexpected challenges. If you believe in yourself, and are committed to your processes, you will solve every conceivable quandary or roadblock that appears. You know what the rewards will be if you persevere with your plan. 5. Strong Mission Statement + Plan of Action + Focus = Success! Your mission in life is simply your purpose - and your purpose, your mission. You've heard the saying, "If you don't know where you're going, that's exactly where you'll end up - nowhere!" Mission statements act as a rudder for your entrepreneurial-ship. When you know exactly what you want and how you're going to get there, you can make better decisions along the way knowing that all of your steps must support the mission. If questions arise and you're not sure of the answer, or direction, look to your mission statement to see if it supports the quandary. OK, everything is in place: your vision is clarified, you're feeling passionate about the path you're on, you are connected to your own flow, you're energized and focused, your mission is clear and NOW - you're ready to execute the "plan"! Plans of action do not have to be ten pages long. Your plan is whatever you want it to be - however, you must have one if you want to proceed firmly on your way and reach the pinnacle of your success. A simple plan can consist of lists: i.e. your business name and legal entity (LLC, C or S Corp, sole proprietor etc.), accountant (essential for cash/flow analyses), your mission, administrative needs, budget, competitor research, services you offer, advisory team members...and so forth. There are hundreds of books on the market to help you specifically with business plans. The goal is to move into action at whatever pace you choose to set and keep a steady course to completion. Oh yes, focus again! You can have it all - one focussed step a time! copyright by Sharon Hooper, Commit To Your Success, LLC
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