Monstrous moments and achievements tend to be what success looks like for most people. You know, the recent trips to outer space, winning an Olympic medal regardless of its color, becoming a millionaire… the list goes on.
I’ve found that success can be more quiet, less touted, but still, in its own way, look like monstrous moments of joy and wow, like figuring out how to post a blog… like winning a video game… like asking for what you want and being given something even better!
Self-trust is the first secret of success.Ralph Waldo Emerson
I fully believe Emerson nailed it in this quote. Self-trust is one element I find missing for most of those who don’t see what success looks like in their lives. If you don’t listen to your heart; if you focus on all the expectations other heap on you; if you say no to the things you truly desire, for whatever ridiculous excuse you make up, then you aren’t trusting yourself.
The great spiritual and intellectual texts continue to encourage us all to “Ask” so you can receive. As my friend, Mark Januszewski repeats, “What do you want?” And for too many years, I also struggled with this concept.
Once you get the picture of what you want, and hold onto that vision without fail, getting there becomes effortless. Doorways open, connections appear, and as long as you trust yourself to see it through, the success you want becomes a reality. You just need the self-trust to take the steps forward.
Here’s what success looks like for real!
For me, what success looks like is enjoying the creative ways I’m keeping my business growing and helping others grow successfully. It’s serving as a master guide and coach through the Master Key Experience. It’s the time I can spend with family. It’s enjoying the health to dance. It’s the feeling of my heart opening in gratitude for the butterflies that visit my garden, or the taste of a special dish my roommate made for us. It’s anticipating, and going on, my next travel adventure.
And here’s some of what I experienced on a recent travel adventure:
This is what success looks like for me: off-the-chart happiness, wrapped in joy and love, with loving family and friends, celebrating and enjoying the best life has to offer.
After being travel-restricted for more than a year, with the rest of the world, it was such a relief to be able to travel to go and see family again and to attend my cousin’s daughter’s wedding. It was a total success, in my mind. Maybe because I had previously taken family events for granted, and now I’m more grateful?
Maybe because I love these people and haven’t seen them in years? Didn’t matter. When the hugs started, the love, joy and bliss began. I was hooked, lost in a world of, as my cousin describes it, a total rose-colored glasses perspective. I was witnessing love growing, just as I shared with you when my niece was married.
Do you know what success looks like?
I continue to find deep inspiration from several sources, but my friends from the Master Key Experience, who encourage me to stay true to the success formula, and keep sharing their own successes, well, that’s just pure magic for me. Take Michael Puffer, for example. Michael is also a guide in the program, and he’s launching a charity to help those with brain injuries.
Then there’s Darren Davis, another guide, who, along with this sons, created the Global Heroes series to honor those who are going the extra mile for others. So many others who have finished the program and created success in their lives continue to give back, and I am honored to be one of them.
So what does success look like for you? Do you know what you want? Are you living the success formula to get it? The hands-on support, the real-life advice from people who have been there and done that is worth the price of admission (only $1, by the way)!
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To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.Ralph Waldo Emerson