Success begins with what you think about. Your triumph in accomplishing your goals is a planned execution of specific precepts. These precepts are learned study. And there is no better way to study than to read.
The more that you read, the more things that you know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr Suess
Take the time to read! Research. Meditate on ancient texts. It will empower you with the precepts required for success. These texts are the root of your power. They will give you the change of mind you need. Pursue ultimate truth and you will find the new beginning you are looking for.
There are four sections in my book, 56 Notions of Success. Each section has 14 chapters. Every chapter ends with a related affirmation. Here are the 14 affirmations for thoughtful success.
- I enjoy the success in pursuing ultimate truth.
- I am an achiever.
- I balance relationships with courage and affection.
- I embrace change to make way for what is better.
- I am part of an eternal plan for greater good.
- I empower those around me with practical wisdom.
- I am the master in my field of endeavor.
- I find guidance in solitude.
- I am patient to triumph over adversity.
- I am strong with productive values.
- I have courage to move in the middle of opposition.
- I have a keen intellect believing in the dignity of all.
- I am eternal with everlasting beginnings.
- I am strong in difficult situations.
Daily affirmations are so important. Every day you should audibly “affirm” something positive about yourself, your intent, and your belief. Affirmations are encouraged by Master Jesus where he taught:
Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, “Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;” and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23
This eternal mother principle of fertility, beauty, happiness and productiveness begins inside your heart. It proceeds from your heart out through your mouth. It leaves your mouth and becomes a reality. It works like magic!
In my book, 56 Notions of Success, every chapter ends with a related affirmation. You are encouraged to adapt them for yourself. Every morning state them audibly. You’ll be amazed what it does for you “inside and out.”
Here are 14 Affirmations For Success:
- I am wealthy and appreciate the good things in life.
- I am a student of abundance.
- I act when the time is right.
- I am a specialist within my field of endeavor.
- I work for the greater good.
- I am a student of Strategy.
- I am charismatic and gifted to bestow.
- I am prosperous, sharing my wealth.
- I am victorious in life’s rhythm.
- I am a protector of unique knowledge.
- I am skilled and my inspired interests are profitable.
- I am abundant enjoying my hard earned success.
- I am a wealthy family man.
- I am noble in working to fulfill my purpose.
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Do you feel like you can never accomplish your goals?
Are you being held back from practical achievements? Are you struggling with finishing what you start? Are you losing hope you can fulfil your dreams? Don’t lose hope – there is help!
It begins by knowing how to break-down your goal into mini-steps.
The secret to achieving goals is not rocket science. Its method is usually taught by life coaches and fee-paying workshops. They are ‘secret’ only because people do not take the time and energy to put the lessons into practice.
Accomplishing your goals takes more than just identifying them. There are further actions that must be thought through before building your dream career. Sometimes people rush into fulfilling their dream before understanding the “how” to make it a reality. In the words of Steven Covey, author of the classic self-help book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: “Always begin with the end in mind.”
The diagram above expands the Results section of the compass used in 56 Notions of Success workshops.
- North is Action—formulate success to gain results
- West is Results—action your goals for practical achievements.
To formulate the steps toward your goal, never neglect the value of ethics. It is not just about you; it is about achieving the maximum good for all those you touch. You must do the hard work of upholding the Golden Rule while preserving the Golden Mean.
- Review your business plan to make sure the desired result is clearly identified.
- Adjust your business plan to incorporate your core values in every aspect.
- Now take each identified milestone and create a plan of action to reach each one.
- Fully concentrate on one milestone at a time and focus on achieving just the milestone, instead of the overall end goal.
Focusing on achieving your overall plan one milestone at a time creates the habit of success. Your business plan will give you steps to achieve a goal. Your milestones, each with their own steps to achieve, are mini-goals. Mini-goals are how you create a habit of success.
Success is not becoming a superstar: that is Fame. Success is fulfilling and exceeding your personal goals.
Timothy Rose, author, 56 Notions of Success
One of the greatest barriers to lasting success is the inability to repeat your initial success.
Momentum is often described as the tendency to repeat recent success.
Momentum is the constant repeating of small steps that build a force of movement. Success begins to happen over and over again. That movement increases in speed. Its quantity of motion in so many small areas of life begin to generate its own power. The created strength becomes an impetus to change the course of events.
How do you sustain such successes in life?
By sustaining momentum.
And how do you sustain such a moving power?
The answer is contained in one word: affirmations.
The best affirmations are those constructed just for you.
- Identify your goal;
- Recognize each step required to reach that goal;
- Craft an affirmation related to each step of your goal;
- State each affirmation daily without doubt, believing its statement of future position is presently fulfilled.
Every affirmation is like a screw you drive down into your success boardwalk. Have faith in your ability to reach success. You will have whatever you say.
Daily affirmations are key to sustaining momentum. Every day, audibly affirm something positive about yourself, your intent, and your belief.
Affirmations are key to sustaining momentum.
Words Create what Thought Imagines
Barriers to Success
A barrier is like a wall. There is something stopping you from reaching your goal.
If you are like most people, the first major barrier standing in the way of reaching your success, is knowing what success actually looks like. Emma Bambeck was quoted for saying,
Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
Many people are frustrated feeling they can’t find success because they don’t know what it looks like.
In the concluding chapter of my book, 56 Notions of Success, I write,
Success is not becoming a superstar; that is Fame. Success is fulfilling and exceeding your personal goals… To be able to spend your life pursuing your visions, dreams, and goals is the essence of success. The essence of fame is merely a report of someone’s actions. It is shallow in comparison to true success. Strive for success not superstardom. Pursue your goals, not other’s. That is seeking fame. Any goal must be yours if you are to succeed.
Here is a practical exercise.
- Identify what is the single most thing you desire to have right now. It can be a car, house, boat, or material possession, but does not have to be. It could be a better relationship with your partner, child, or sibling. It could be a promotion at work. It could be peace of mind. Don’t worry about what society defines as success.
- Next identify the largest obstacle that is stopping you from reaching that goal. It might be lack of education or certification, inability to communicate appropriately, lack of confidence, lack of money; each of us have something personal. Envision that obstacle as a wall. It is blocking your path to success.
- Now smash that wall with the biggest, ‘baddest’, mental hammer you can mentally swing.
Let’s say you wrote down: “I want to have a better relationship with my partner.” Now ask yourself, “What does it look like?” You say you want a better relationship; what does that mean? You have identified a desire of your heart and that is fabulous; however,
you will never fulfill that desire until you do the hard work of mentally identifying what it looks like.
I am challenging you to articulate the end result you desire. If you can envision what it looks like, you can smash the limitation with a visualized hammer.
Clear your path to success and keep your goal for 2018 alive!
Living with pain, distress or grief can be miserable.
That is if you choose it to be. One of the most liberating lessons in my life was learning I could choose happiness.
You cannot always control the arrival of calamities; you can control their effect. Disease, disorder and hardship is an understandable cause of pain. Pain, whether it is physical, mental or emotional, is very real.
Equally powerful are persecution from family, friends and colleagues. The anguish is undeniable. Adversity is an anguish to your soul. It can lead to depression.
And you still have a choice to be content.
Misfortune is a part of being human. So too is happiness and contentment. The key is to identify that there is hope!
There has been a good response to the launch of my latest book, Finding Hope. I said you would be informed when the e-book was available.
It is a privilege to announce Finding Hope is now available as an e-book as well as a paperback.
If you buy the paperback from amazon.com, you can receive the e-book for free!
Thank you everyone who have been supportive of my writings. It is very humbling.
Here is what I have learned from working with precious persons in Life’s final stage.
Working with those at Life’s end reaffirms my Hope.
Those who have read 56 Notions of Success are familiar with my near-death experience. I shared the story in my most recent publication, Finding Hope: How I rebuilt my life after it fell apart.
Laying on a hospital bed, feeling life depart, only 20 years old: I chose to live. I had to fight for Life. I had to pray for Life. I had to work for Life. But it was a choice.
Fourth Stage – what is that anyway?
Perhaps you have not heard of the end of life as a fourth stage? You probably are familiar with other ‘fourth stage’ situations.
- Giving birth to a baby is said to be in stage 4 during the first 2-3 hours after birth.
- Teenagers are the fourth stage in a child’s cognitive development. That is when the teenager begins to think about moral, philosophical, ethical, social, and political issues.
- Cancer is said to be in stage 4 when it has spread far away from where it started (metastasis).
- Cruelty is the fourth stage in the life of fictional character Tom Nero. The classic image below by William Hogarth shows a public dissection of the infamous character’s dead body.
In each of the above examples, the fourth stage is referred to as the last stage. There is no fifth stage.
Stage 4 is final.
Hogarth’s image depicts the fear many have when contemplating the fourth stage in life.
Hope awaits you even in Stage 4!
Here is what I have learned from working with precious persons in Stage 4: it is an opportunity!
- To finally shed all the guilt, burdens and care you have carried through the years.
- To prepare for the transitional chapter in your book of life.
- To enjoy the enlightenment you have been dancing around for so long.
I know when I was faced with death when just inside the second stage of my life, I was totally prepared. I felt peace, calm and tranquility.
Passing that threshold gave me confidence in my Faith and chosen Lord. Returning to service gave me purpose and fulfilment.
There is Hope even at death’s door.