I’ve HAD it!
I’m through listening to and watching as really good peeps work against their own success!
There is just NO REASON FOR IT!
Remember that movie ‘Network’?
Well, that’s sort of how I feel, except I’m not mad as hell. Instead, I’m just incapable of B.S., and some of that B.S. is the way we all treat ourselves at one time or another. I want to shovel that B.S. right out the door once and for all, starting with this message!
In our daily lives, and in our businesses, we often say, do, and believe all kinds of crazy, unsound things that cause us a lot of harm, yet we seldom have a plan to counter-balance any of it, and that’s just silly, Billy!
I mean after all, many of us have a business plan, or a marketing plan, or a plan for our vacation, or a plan for buying a car or our holiday gifts, yet we do not have a plan for the most important thing of all, our personal success.
Oh sure, we have dreams and goals, and we may have even written them down somewhere, but do we have a plan in place to immediately counter negative thoughts, words, and actions that threaten to take us off the course of personal joy, fulfillment, and success? (And BTW, I think joy and fulfillment IS success, but anyway…)
Well today I am not going to tell you exactly what YOUR personal success plan should be, BUT I will give you four ways you can begin to counteract the bad vibes that tremor through your life and business now and again. Place these four gems in your plan to fight the good fight towards staying in success everyday!
1. NOTICE what you think about yourself.
For a few days, take a pad of paper around with you, and jot down (without any judgment) each thought you think towards yourself that sucks! Thoughts like “I feel like a loser today”, or “I don’t understand why ______ is doing so well and I’m not”, or “I wish I could be like _________”, or “Here I am at age _____ and still in this place”.
Then go back and make a POSITIVE and REALISTIC (rather than pie in the sky) counter-statement to replace each thought. For example, for the thought “Here I am at age _____ and still in this place”, your counter-statement that you write down could be, “I have met so many fabulous people over the years. I think I will call 3 of them every week to revive my contacts and communications. That will open a lot of new doors for me”.
2. Use Your Inside Voice!
That is, your inner voice! Use it to lift yourself up!
You may think your inner voice is YOU, but in reality that inner voice is SOURCE, speaking to you and working on your behalf. Listen to it, and then speak back to yourself from the inspiration you gain from what you hear.
You can speak back to yourself (and to SOURCE) words of thanksgiving, or you can speak back a positive intention you set for the day, or you can speak back love instead of tension or stale words.
By doing this you totally support your own success, and you end of helping others too.
When you listen to that inner voice from that amazing SPIRIT within (who always has your best at heart), you are sure to sure to be on your most definite, most positive, and most authentic path.
Nothing can go “wrong” when you align with that inner voice!
3. Don’t Challenge Your Peace!
Purpose to Stay Peaceful! I like to think of it this way: My natural state is peace, and things often come along to remove me from that natural state, but I say “no” to inner turmoil when I become aware that it is there. I purpose to keep my inner being at peace EVEN in the midst of challenges at work or in my every day life.
There will always be challenges. Life brings those for us because they are great teachers and they cause us to grow, but they also challenge our peace. So, we definitely do not want to add unnecessary challenges or drama that is not really needed, since life gives us plenty to work with already!
The key to staying peaceful is not arguing with reality, and accepting everything at face value and without judgment in the moment. Then, you can work through challenges with empowerment! You can be in the middle of a storm with a right attitude.
4. Read and Let Read!
You cannot always physically be around other bright and positive people, but you can always pick up a book. You can visit the bookstore or library, or you can take a 5 minute break at home or at the office just about any time you want to turn a few inspiring pages.
Self-care for the mind and the fostering of your personal success can and does definitely come from reading a good book. Gaining wisdom from the written words of another is like sitting with a wise and caring friend who gives encouragement and good advice. I love taking time to read.
Finding just a few minutes to steal away to read even a page or two can make a big difference in your day and ultimately a tremendous impact on your life.
ACTION STEP: This week, purpose to work TOWARDS rather than against your personal success. Let these four gems shine through and light the way.
If this message speaks to you, please sgare a COMMENT right on this page. I would love to hear YOUR thoughts on protecting your personal success!