How are you feeling? What are you thinking about yourself? What are you saying about yourself? These are important questions to ask yourself if you plan on being the success you aspire to be.
How you are feeling about what you do on a daily basis may be the very reason why you are not succeeding. You have the potential within to control how you feel. Sure the reality of things going on in your life may cause you to feel bad; however, you totally have the power to decide how much and how long you will let something effect you. I’ve learned that things happen on the inside first.
The importance of feeling good was one of the biggest lessons I learned from the DVD movie “The Secret” several years ago. When we feel good, we create and experience more of what feels good. I know this may sound way too simple to be true, however if you believe in the simple principle of what you give you will receive, it’s not a very hard concept to grasp.
There was a woman I worked with years ago. Every Monday when I would see her, she would talk about how much she hated Mondays. It didn’t matter how much I tried to impart my positiveness she was adamant that Mondays were the worse. While she was at work she was expected to interact with others and do her best. Even though she was doing her job, she was just going through the motions. Even though she needed this job to help provide for her family, one Monday morning she was terminated from her position.
I had a client once who was working to start her own business. She passed the real estate exam and was very positive that real estate was a profitable industry. She was good at motivating people to pursue their dreams of having their own real estate business. She had great motivational skills and loved helping others. However, she never sold a property. Some of the people on her mailing list would respond and let her know how much her encouragement and motivation was helping them. Some of them even when on to start their own real estate business and sell their first house. While their success made her feel good, she was still at the same place….”working to start her own business.” Turns out she never thought that she would be able to sell any property and even more she realized that she wasn’t even passionate about doing that.
One similar thread in the two previous experiences is that what the women were feeling, thinking and saying were not in alignment with what they wanted..
There are a lot of factors that go into getting you from where you are now to where you want to be. Being conscious of your feelings, words, thoughts and actions are extremely important factors towards your success. Make sure they are all in alignment.
“In order to live a rich life, everything about who you are must be one, in alignment, and in pure harmony.” – Suze Orman
“Who you are is more important than what you do. The goal is to bring what you do in alignment with who you are, so you don’t end up being someone you don’t want to be. – Po Bronson