Successful people think about the rewards of success, how to find creative solutions and people to help them achieve their goals when they act. Failures worry about what might go wrong, the obsticles in their way and why it can’t be done; they become frozen unable to act on their plan.
“Mind is the Master power that moulds and makes,
And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes,
The tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills,
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills;
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass;
Environment is but his looking-glass.”
–James Allen (As A Man Thinketh)
Your mind is very powerful and will attarct what you think about most of the time. By creating a definate purpose for your life you will start to focus your thoughts and actions in attainig those ends. By rejecting limitation and embracing your higher purpose you sew seeds of greatness in your life that in perfect time will become a bountiful harvest of love, health, success and wealth.
A young architect created a model of his visionary house of the future. He was very proud of his design and promoted himself as a “Visionary Architect”.
A businessman was looking for an architect to build a home for his family and happened to have business at the office next to the young architect’s. Seeing the model of the house in the office window decided to discuss his desire of having the young architect build the house for his family.
The young architect was elated over his new client and that he would have the opportunity to see his dream made into reality. The client was so impressed with his architect that he decided to have the architect act as the builder as well. The architect made a terrible judgement error, he gave into temtation and used his position to take short cuts in workmanship and lowered the strength of materials to save on the construction budget and poketed the difference without being honest with his client.
When the house was finished the client was so impressed telling his architect that “It is more beautiful than I could have ever imagined! I believe in your work so much that I want to become your patron- so the house is yours for you to live in.”
You are the Architect of your life so crate a life worthy of your soul and mind. Create a high standard to live up to, rejecting fear, limitation and hate and embrace joy, confidence and love.
Life is a process similar to a construction project, in managing any complex process a Gantt chart is used in industry to manage sequence, time, people and results to completion. So I dare you to choose success over failure and discover your true and authentic self. Don’t confuse an event or a tempory setback as a measure of your self-worth, of who you are. Life is a process as is success, become one with the process of your successful life.
“You will be what you will to be;
Let failure find its false content
In that poor word, ‘environment,’
But spirit scorns it, and is free.
It masters time, it conquers space;
It cows that boastful trickster, Chance,
And bids the tyrant Circumstance
Uncrown, and fill a servant’s place.
The human Will, that force unseen,
The offspring of deathless Soul,
Can hew a way to any goal,
Though walls of granite intervene.
Be not impatient in delay,
But wait as one who understands;
When spirit rises and commands,
The gods are ready to obey.”
–James Allen (As A Man Thinketh)
In rhetoric one logically argues from the general to the specific. In my practice as a coach I have my clients visualize what they want (goals) then work on process to achieve them.
From visualization of a definite and specific goal to a process of action steps creating the goal in reality. Picture yourself having possession of your goal, feel it emotionally, hold it and taste it in the now (right brain). Use a Mind Map to create a definite written record of your vision, and then work on the process. This process can be charted using a time line bar chart, a Gantt chart. Construction managers must use a Gantt chart to organize all the coordinated sequences that make up the construction process. Successful people understand this process even if only intuitively. Having a written plan with a daily agenda is a must to overcome mental obstacles such as perfectionist thinking which can lead to becoming frozen.
Reaching your full potential, your true and authentic self requires creating a life vision. Create a definite clear picture of who you want to be, and then live into that picture as if it were already true; picture it first then work on the process of making it a reality.
1. Create a Vision for yourself.
2. Write a plan of action, prioritize.
3. Live the plan as if you have become your vision.
4. Find mentors
5. Do it now!
“Motion creates the self.” –Nathaniel Branden
So get moving!
I am available for personal consultations, for an appointment you can reach me at: 520.977.0141
See you on Success Road!