Stopping the success thieves is a work of love but also a personal journey. I awoke this morning and realised that I am the thief of my success in so many ways. I really wanted to pull the covers back over my head.
Facing the fear that made me feel stuck and fearful, I followed routine and read my emails. And The Universe sent me this message ”Judging yourself for what you haven’t yet accomplished, Roberta, is like finding fault with a lion because it can’t fly, a bird because it can’t swim, or tree because it can’t leave… well, you know what I mean.Whop,”
So yes I have done things in the past to steal my success but they are irrelevant to what I do in the future. My success is based on my definitions and no one else.
And that brought up two other experiences relative to the success thieves.
The other day I was talking to a friend who keeps going on about all the terrible things that have happened to her years ago. She keeps seeing “reds under the bed” (a saying from the 60s meaning the worst). And what happens in her life – she keeps getting those negative things happening with variations over and over again. I struggle to help her because she refuses to let it go and see the world in a different way. I remember a lesson from Anthony Robbins talking about the years someone can spend on a psychiatrists couch looking for pity and support or they can chose to change NOW by creating the new life they want.
The second instance was when I was talking to a person working with Rich Dad Poor Dad coaching program and his whole approach was did that and it didn’t work so what next. It was a major reason that we have hired a Rich Dad Poor Dad coach to help us with a new business venture in real estate.
Choices to Move Forward
Yes, I can look at myself as the thief of my success or I can be like Edison and go “well that is another way that didn’t work”.
I can feel like a failure and curl up under the covers, get depressed and go on medication to numb the pain or I can formulate a new plan and move forward in a different direction because I now have new tools. And I can find my own coach and mentor to support this journey.
So yeah I could see myself as the thief of my success or I can see the fabulous journey that is called life and the 1000 different decisions and ideas that I tried and that failed to work.
Oh and one lesson I want to share, if you have love in your life, good friends and are healthy enough to get up in the morning, enjoy a good day and have enough to do, food to eat and a roof over your head, then how can you ever lack success?
Three keys to stop those thieves (including yourself)
- Have a vision that keeps you going forward
- Stay aware of yourself, your thoughts and your actions. Keep those SNIOPers at bay.
- Always ask why. This keeps you to purpose and helps achieve your vision.
Life is a journey. As The Universe said in their email this morning - “Judging yourself for what you haven’t yet accomplished, Roberta, is like finding fault with a lion because it can’t fly, a bird because it can’t swim, or tree because it can’t leave… well, you know what I mean.Whop,”
What is your whoopee today? In the comments share your OMG moment please
To your success