Three steps to create success - in any area of your life.
If you’re working hard to reach your goals, but you feel like you aren’t where you want to be in your life, it could be time to regroup and rethink your strategies. Success is a journey, and the experience of getting to your goal is the real reward!
Being successful is somewhat like a system. Once you know the program, you can put it into practice and apply it to every aspect of your life including career, relationships, weight loss, finances…
Here are three simple steps to create success in any area of your life.
1) Create a crystal-clear vision of what you WANT in your life.
What do you want? Is it that 6-figure income in your business, the promotion at your job, a happier and more fulfilled relationship, losing weight, creating a financial safety net for retirement, climbing a really high mountain … What is it that you really want? Write out your "perfect life vision" and make it juicy! What does it look, smell, feel, sound, taste like? Spend some time on that, meditate on it. Give yourself permission to dream up a perfect life. Spend a few minutes in meditation every morning or evening and read your perfect life vision to yourself. Begin feeling what it would be like to LIVE it. Imagine it, emotionalize it, and act and be grateful for having attained it already! The more you do this, the more you can emotionalize what you want and FEEL it, the more likely you will take the actions necessary to achieve those goals.
2) Identify the blocks that have been holding you back.
Pretty much all of our blocks originate from emotional trauma in our childhood. We make decisions about ourselves between the ages of 4 and 21 and stick to those decisions like they are the truth! (News flash: they are NOT the truth, only an outdated belief system made up by a 7-year old.) It would be wise to look at those young decisions you made with compassion and self-care (after all, you were only a child). What happened, and what did you make it mean about yourself?
The most typical decisions we all made about ourselves at a young age are along the lines of “I’m not (good, smart, pretty, strong…) enough.” (All humans do this by the way.)
Time to let that go don’t you think? Let it go. Who are you really? What are your accomplishments so far? Make a list. See yourself with the eyes of a benevolent stranger and see how good (smart, pretty, strong…) you really are.
3) Create strategies, actions and habits that will move you forward and toward your perfect life vision.
What steps would someone who had attracted that 6-figure income (the promotion, the happier and more fulfilled relationship, the weight loss, the really high mountain…) have to take? What actions will YOU have to take now? Write a list of 10-20 action steps that will move you toward your goals, and take at least one of those steps right away! Make it a habit to work toward your goals every day, even if you don't have a lot of time. Little by little, you will move forward and in a year from now, you will be surprised how much you will have already created.