Note: This is a guest post by Michelle L. Casto of Bright Light Coach.
Success — on some level or another is a state of being that every human being strives for. A sense of Success follows us from when we are wee toddlers to cane-walking grandparents.Â
And yet most of us look for success in external forms and end up feeling like we are missing something until we can reach a certain level—of money, love or recognition.
The ironic thing is just as we reach that plateau, we feel compelled to go higher still.Â
This ever-reaching is part of the human experience. The question is how to handle it with grace?
In my 10+ years as a professional life coach, I have found that the best way is through becoming more expanded, more conscious, & more committed; and of course to be perfectly at peace wherever you are on the mountain.Â Â
You must learn to expect success from Life because you have made the decision. You simply decide it and then you do it. Yes, just because you say so.Â
We are masters of our own universe and can have, be, or do anything our heart desires.Â The key is to want to become something more from the reaching and the risking, not for the end result.Â
I think we all would agree that Success does not depend on material things, such as driving a certain car or holding a prestigious title.Â (although those things look like success).
Success does not come from having a million dollars in the bank (although that does give you more personal freedom).
Success does not come from doing important things in the world (although others may tell you so).
You cannot feel successful based on anything in the in the external world.Â In fact, you cannot feel anything outside of yourself!
You can only feel successful in your internal world.
It is how you feel on a day-to-day basis that really matters.Â
Can you go to bed every night feeling successful?
Because they are buying into other people’s definitions of success.
Try my definition on for size and see how it feels to you.
One of my definitions of success is doing what I say I am going to do when I say I am going to do it.Â
I decide and then I do.
Sounds easy enough, so why do so many people drop the ball when they commit to themselves?
Often, they have not developed those expanded personal qualities that will help them.Â
- Successful people have the courage to grow beyond their comfort zones.
- They are whole-hearted and focused, pursuing a grand purpose.
- They are fascinated, not frustrated; curious, not complacent.
- They ask for and receive coaching/mentoring.
- They are committed to raising their self-awareness.
Successful people are willing to do the inner work necessary to achieve greatness and they are very, very, very persistent.
Your Success Depends on Your Decision to Feel Successful.
So, consider this, have you ever made a conscious decision to be successful?Â
My guess is No.
Here is your official invitation to Feel Successful!
Let’s join forces for success.
Repeat after me:
I, your name, decide to be successful right now, despite what challenges and obstacles I see. I am doing wonderful work and I am proud of myself for accomplishing this today_______________.
I absolutely know it is my God-given birthright to be successful.
And as the light of God that I am, I reclaim success and success reclaims me.
So be this.
Copyright Michelle L. Casto, September 2008
Michelle L. Casto is known as the Soul Diva Coach (Diva is sanskrit for shining light of the divine) Speaker, and Author of the Get Smart! LearningBook Series.Â Her coaching practice is Brightlight Coaching, she helps people come up with bright ideas for their life and empowers them to freely shine their bright light to the world.Â She loves working with transformational business owners to help them build and brand their business.Â
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