It's easy for someone, especially energetic entrepreneurs to fall prey to overconfidence. You feel excited, enthralled, even invincible. You have absolute faith that your plan of action will work. And so, you completely rid the chance of failure from your mind.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Confidence alone never creates success. It assists, creates the atmosphere for, and otherwise affords you a reasonable platform from which you can create success. But when allowed, confidence can also send you false signals.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Especially when in the middle of manifesting your success, learn to stick with it, to never stop, and to always expect the desired outcome. Whatever you do, don't turn away from the challenge. And certainly don't settle for less than success.
Regular readers of this column will note that I missed a day of posting. I have had to make some tough decisions, all of which lead to rich and generous rewards. But to set aside the efforts so that I could sit at my computer and write, meant settling for less than a job well done.
Friday, December 6, 2013
We all come into this world with but a few things – a naked body not yet fully developed, and a cranium full of mush, about a pound's worth. Yet out of that little body, and that little brain, sparks the life of a human being.
Immediately we begin to mature and develop, in so many ways. This of course all happens automatically. We don't have to flip a switch, or change a body part. We don't have to do much of anything. We just need to observe.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
It is in our very DNA to either fight or run when we experience something scary. Our reaction depends largely on our perception of the scary thing, and our past conditioning and responses. We may or may not ever learn the value of standing fast in the presence of something we fear.
Perhaps that's why when we learn that skill, when we mature to that level, there is such great reward. Indeed, the greatest reward can come when we are still looking fear in the eyes, and all others have fallen away.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Henry Ford said, “If you think you can or you think you can't, you're right.” When you are always looking for ways to discredit something, or find the 'hook', you will. Circumstances, experiences, and people will be brought before you to prove that you are right.
At least, in your own mind. We'll always get what we want. The universe has no plans of stopping tomorrow. Generally, most folks get what they want, and that's a good thing. But there will always be those that get what they want, and that which they get is not a good thing.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Success doesn't just happen. We create it. We create the circumstances, we create the experience, and we create even the tiniest aspect of it. Success never just happens.
Not only must we design, intend and create the individual aspects of our success, we must intend to follow through, and actually create the intended success at the end.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Success is awareness. Success is also detachment. Detachment to anything, but awareness of everything. Success is doing, seeing, and Being completely as a witness.
That requires that you actively participate when you receive that intuitive nudge, with inspired action. But it also requires you to simply witness what is occurring all around you. Not taking action, but simply witnessing the actions and events unfold before your very eyes.