2012 Resolution #31: Succeed
Posted on January 31, 2012 by Maria McInnis, One of Thousands of Life Coaches on Noomii.
The last in our series of resolutions, today on the ability to succeed
Resolve to succeed.
Welcome to the last step in your journey. It’s been exactly a month since you started this journey into self-discovery, and here we are at one of the final steps required to change your life. These last 31 days have been filled with opportunities and reminders to create and observe new ways for you to live.
Remember that growth takes time, but by laying your roots and reaching for the sky you have started, and now that we are here, at the true beginning you must make the resolution to succeed. There are many people who are unconsciously afraid to truly be free, and to really succeed because doing so creates such amazing changes in their lives that they no longer recognize the person they want to be. Today, I am telling you to release that fear, and replace it with the amazing new energies that you are now receiving in your life. Allow that to be your new guide.
When you make the resolution to succeed, you are promising to yourself to make a change. You are allowing yourself the opportunities that present themselves and becoming aware of coincidences that are guiding you. When you look for the road signs on the highway of life, they’re always there for you to follow.
Live passionately, dare to dream, build yourself up in every way, keep an open mind, expect your personal best and allow yourself to exceed it, expect the unexpected, and go with the flow when it occurs. Find joy, happiness and strengths in yourself and in others while sharing curiosity and wonder with the world. Challenge yourself, remember your victories and remember that no matter what, you have amazing strengths to carry you through. Give, forgive, listen and love and you can make the difference in this world. Ask questions, take risks and always remember that you deserve to reach your goals and realize your dreams.
“One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” – Benjamin Disraeli
Preparing for success and allowing your mind to picture what it is to you is one of the most important pieces of achieving it. Up until now we’ve focused on the obstacles, and how to remove them, but once that is done, you need to know how you will know that you have succeeded. It might sound like a silly question, but the fact is that most people see success as something more abstract than concrete. Thus, creating, in your mind, what you will like once you have found true success, is important – otherwise, how will you know when you finally get there?
Everyone has a different idea of what success is. For some, it’s money and their ideal job. For others, its travel or self confidence. For others it simply the ability to be alive and in relative comfort. For others its about helping other people to the best of their abilities. Success is an unlimited spectrum that is open to many varied interpretations, and your personal success cannot be compared to another’s. What you want out of life is a personal thing, and only you have the right to set that bar.
“Success is dependent on effort.” – Sophocles
Now that you have the tools to succeed, the most important part is using them. Merely having a tool box won’t build a house, you need to take the tools out and do the work. It is this effort, with the right vision and the right tools that will help you along. Making the effort to succeed is important, and without it, you have nothing. The world might come to you, but the only sure fire way to meet it is to go to it. The mountain peak doesn’t come to the climber who doesn’t climb, and success won’t come without you taking the steps.
So, with that said, take hold of your tools with a firm hand, a resolved mind and an excitement in your spirit. Take your map of where success is in your life. Make sure you have a list of all your strengths and mental provisions, and remember that your sherpa is the world that is around you. It will guide you, as long as you are willing to use your senses to discover what it’s telling you. Your unconscious has the power to make the choices – but you need to listen.
That door is in front of you, and the path is there, waiting for your foot to be upon it. All you need to do now, is take the first step.