Every successful enterprise begins with intention. You intend on carrying out a vision. You intend on fulfilling a dream. You intend on bringing into reality a thought of your mind.
All the good intentions in the world are of no value unless they resurrect from your mind into the real world. However, intentions alone do not create success. You must connect your intent with your passion. It is your passion that moves your vision into reality.
A body at rest affords us no idea of any active power to move, and when set in motion, it is rather a passion than an action in it. – Locke
The story of Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection has been zealously preserved. It is a pattern for success. Your vision is not alive until it goes through an internal crucifixion. Jesus’ crucifixion is referred to in theology as his PASSION.
The influence of Jesus’ teachings motivated enemies to cause his premature death. The effect of Christ’s suffering leading up to that death, however, empowered a resurrection of his teachings.
Your intentions will not find power until an external agent is forced upon them. That is why many success stories are born from adversity. The suffering, the denial, the betrayals, the failures all became motivation to make the concept real.
Here are 14 Affirmations to Motivate Success from my book, 56 Notions of Success,
- I am passionate to move my intentions into action.
- I am a motivational leader.
- I am wealthy with my ideas coming to fruition.
- I am strong and confident in my abilities and skills.
- I am a refined Professional enjoying the fruit of my labor.
- I am a wise project manager.
- I am mentally engaged growing through life’s challenges.
- I am victorious through hard work and effort.
- I have an unconquerable spirit!
- I deliver news faithfully and energetically.
- I am a fire spreading goodness.
- I am strong, stable, and in good health.
- I am honorable in conduct possessing good fortune.
- I am well liked with confident actions.
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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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.