One of the key secrets to success is that before you can have success, you have to be successful.
What do I mean?
The word successful, like so many words, changes its meaning depending on where you use it, and this is one of those occasions.
Unsuccessful people believe that success just ‘happens to you’, as from the position where they are looking from it appears to be the case. However, one of the key success factors is that prior to becoming successful, a person became successful.
In other words they tuned into their success and when they did that then success flowed to them, thanks to their positive attitude. Success is all about you learning to go with the flow of life instead of opposing it. We all know it is far easier to freewheel a bicycle downhill than it is to pedal up it.
Success can be had the hard way, but you must realise that it is simply you following the hard path for yourself. A secret of success is to find your natural path to it. Find the way to freewheel towards it and then, as if by magic, success will appear to find you.
So successful people tune into their success and thereby create it for themselves. What you therefore need to do is simply tune into yours. The problem though with unsuccessful people is that they want what they haven’t got, and don’t want what they have.
This is the opposite of success and you will never create it from that position. What you have to do is first become happy where you are and with what you’ve got. You need to stop focusing on what you haven’t got and start appreciating what you have.
You have to practise the attitude of gratitude, you have to become grateful. The more you become grateful for what you have, the more of what you have you will get to be grateful for. I know this sounds like ‘airy fairy’ stuff… but it just happens to be the way it works.
I am not into ‘airy fairy’ stuff, but I am into creating success of all shapes and sizes. To me, I am merely a workman and this is one of the tools I have been given to apply my craft. My opinion of how it works is irrelevant, it is just a law and works the same way as gravity.
“Successful people are grateful for what they are going to get from their success. But they are grateful, naturally without giving it thought.”
Now you can either accept that and use the law for the benefits it gives you, or you can choose to ignore it and consider it ‘airy fairy.’ It, like all things, is your choice. I am not here to sell you on this concept, I am merely showing you the way it works… Your decision of whether it works that way or not is down to you.
If you choose to think that becoming grateful can help you, then it will and if you choose to think that it will not, then it will not… It is a choice, however, there is no downside to assuming it will help you. The way I look at things is that wherever possible, I at all times will avoid a judgement… So if there is no need to judge then you may as well go with it and see where it takes you.
The Tipping Point Of Success
I’ll assume that you would like to become successful and that you would like your journey to becoming successful to be a fun and rewarding one….And one which is all freewheeling downhill.
Now just because I say ‘all freewheeling’, doesn’t mean there won’t be some big potholes in the road, but that you will get past them without too much trouble. Because you are going with the flow.
The secret is to get your mind into a state of knowing that you will become successful in the area you choose to go into. Success for me lies in writing and business, and inspiring people to inspire themselves. But success for Mother Teresa lay in looking after children in Calcutta.
Success will look different for everyone, there are millions of highly successful people who are not massive financial successes. So just because the world tells you massive financial success should be your goal, it doesn’t mean that’s what will give you your greatest joy… You are in charge of what your success looks like.