A Passkey To Success

Have you ever known someone who always seemed to get what they wanted? Maybe it was that guy at work who went from visionary cubicle working stiff to powerful corner office head honcho in a short interval of time. Or your faired haired high school classmate with the glimmer in her eye, who made getting straight A’s “and being caption of the womens soccer team look like a cake walk. Their cups always seem to overflow and others marveled at their accomplishments. Never did we hear them complain or worry (out loud for that matter). They always expected the best to happen and it did. Even when bad times fell on them, them always stayed in good spirits and like clockwork everything that they seemed to have lost was restored back and then some. And many onlookers were left wondering how they did it (and how to get their magic potion). Quite simply, the working stiff and the fair haired classmate probably believed they deserved to see their dreams become reality, and that the best that life had to offer was theirs. And, it was not a matter of being connected and knowing the “right” person, there was one defining pattern to these people, it was their attitude. Fortunately this can also be true for all of us.

We all live with an unconscious expectation of ourselves and our own lives. This expectation not only determines what we have in our lives but it also represents what we are willing to settle for. Expectation is a very powerful outlook and one that very few people ever learn to fully cultivate. Whatever you expect with certainty is what you will get in your life. Expectation is the intrinsic place where an idea becomes so real that you feel it even though you can’t hold it yet. Expectation is like an invisible magnet that will attract into your life that which you expect. When you expect something you activate and engage those parts of your mind and your nervous system that can empower you to think the unthinkable and do the undoable. Whatever thoughts you constantly feed your mind through out the day, your subconscious mind is taking it in. And it does not discriminate between the good thoughts or the bad thoughts, it takes it all in! What you earn right now is what you expect to earn. The amount of free time you have right now is what you expect to have as free time. The relationships you have are what you expect to have.

When you expect the best it’s not like expecting something good or something similar, it is the best and only the best. You have to stop settling for less than you can be or have. On a deep psychological level this is exactly what creates your expectations and that is why a lifetime of settling for less than you can be creates an expectation that is only “O.K.”. It becomes the standard that you are willing to settle for.

Great expectations create great results. When you expect the best it will become a directional mechanism that will guide you to seeking out and finding what you expect. The difference between great expectations and weak hopes start out with nothing more than a outlook or mind set; an outlook that can make the difference between living a life of fulfilment and one of desperation and frustration. Create the expectation by making sincere decisions. Nurture your expectations by never settling for anything less than the best. Over time you will no longer want to think negative and self destructing thoughts. You will choose joy, happiness, success, abundance and everything that you wish for yourself.

It is easy to change your expectations. You can do it in an instant. And that can be a menace. As too often, we lower our expectations because that seems easier than overcoming the obstacles which seem to stand in the way of fulfilling those expectations. Are you being forced to lower your expectations or are you choosing the “handy” way out? You must expect the best in order to achieve the best. Yet it takes more than just expectation. It takes commitment and performance. Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself and then do what is necessary to make it a reality

You need no special skills or knowledge to raise your expectations. You simply need a decision that from this point onwards you will never again settle for anything less than you can possible be. The difference between hoping for something with uncertainty and depending on something with expectation is nothing but the way you direct the focus of your mind. What you say to yourself, the images you imagine and your behavior are what you can consciously direct. But, only if you choose to. If not, you will revert back to the autopilot of the masses just going with the flow of “whatever” comes along. The cultural autopilot is the emotional default and only through conscious and consistent nurturing of your desires and inclinations can you live life by your own standards and create the expectations that will lead you to a life of abundance and fulfilment.

In 1968, a study was conducted in San Francisco on teachers of students in grades one through six. Known as the Pygmalion Study, researchers who were involved gave the teachers incorrect information about their students; basically that the students were on the brink of intellectual growth. However, the students were really selected randomly and were not necessarily on the brink of anything. Nonetheless, the teachers believed and expected that the students were capable of great things and this resulted in high scores on IQ tests and other projects. After the study was completed, researchers concluded that the teachers’ belief in the students caused the students to experience outstanding intellectual growth. This study is a prime example of belief turning possibilities into reality.

Are you making a living or living your life? To “live” your life implies action–movement–excitement. Unfortunately, today most of us have our calendars so full we have little time to enjoy all the courses in the feast of life. It’s important that you value your precious time here on this planet.

Most of us believe that the hand we are dealt in life is what we will always hold. Sure, life is okay but it isn’t great; bills need to be paid, the kids are sick, and the bank account never seems to grow. After some time, you believe this is your life and how it will always play out. On the other hand, people who believe they deserve better play a different hand and they never have a poker face when it comes to their expectations.

When you expect only the best, you put yourself in a position of power. First and foremost, you send signals to your subconscious to help you notice and get what you desire (and deserve!).You get a check in the mail or you literally bump into the perfect woman at the coffee shop and she happens to live close by. Great expectations lead to great results.

Like every play, your life has its own story. Learn from the past but don’t get caught up in it. You can’t change it and you can’t expect or anticipate anything that has already taken place! And you don’t really know how it’s going to end, or even what’s coming up next. The best thing you can do is keep up with what’s going on and steer it in the direction you would like it to go. The rest will play out as it will.

In the morning, do not get out of bed until you sit back, fluff your pillows and fill yourself with words of loving encouragement and expectation. Ponder the words, let them sink in. Imagine the dreams you have for yourself. And finish by including a short proclamation for your day to be full of wonder, joy and guidance.

Listen to your intuition, for it is your best friend. Ignore your fears for they are definitely not in your best interest. Believe in your dreams for they are your future. Come to expect success in your life and everything you do, because you are constantly preparing for it. Expect the best out of life and you will get it!

Expect the best and the best will come…

Being Successful In Life

If you’re looking to become the amazing person you were meant to be, you’ve come to the right place! When parts of your life are growing, changing, or simply not working, have you ever thought that it’s actually an invitation to grow and become more of who you really are?

It is important during this time to nurture your relationships with your body, emotions, spirit, and creativity. When you decide to deepen and strengthen your relationships – and dare to take that first step in embracing them – there’s more wellness in every part of their lives. More health. More joy. More of the things they want to have happen actually do start happening.

So, how do you make it happen?

Possession. Invest some time in what is around you. In truth, nothing belongs to you. It is all manifest from Divinity/The Field/Spirit. You are temporary custodian of everything, including your body. This can make it easier to step away from ego, which loves attachment and ‘belonging’. You realize it is about flow than about the acquisition of something – because anything material that you acquire will not be forever.

Gratitude. Notice that both the energy and blood will flow in your body – ‘flow’ is inherent in all nature. Realize that everything – including us, our children, and everything we own – is on its way to something and somewhere. So be grateful for all that is – because it may not always be there, be grateful for all you are and have ever been, and be grateful for all that will pass its way into your life.

Abundance. Unlimited abundance is also referred to as flow. You do not need to own something to be amidst abundance. You can be in an ocean and experience the delightful joy of nature and abundance, and yet not need to own any of it. It is the same. Realize you do not need to ‘own’ (although you can be in possession of it) it all, but yet for the rest of your life you can experience beyond believable, breathtaking, amazing abundance and trappings, whether in material form, love, joy and other deeply desired ways you want to experience your life.

You are connected to it all. When you embrace that sense of interconnectedness you open the portals for it to more easily enter your life. Take this information and open your heart and mind to receive the abundance it has to offer.

By Samantha Knowles

Keep Improving To Achieve Success

Everyone in the world wants to be successful, but there are a few rules to follow in order to run down the path. The first rule to succeed in achieving your goals is Improving Yourself. • Success lies within you Improving Yourself is the very first step you need to take if you want to taste success. When we call it improving, it means an overall improvement to your personality in every aspect and nature. Strict following of the rules and self-motivation is very important to achieve success. • A mind game Only a healthy mind can follow the rules and can focus on the goals set. Improving yourself always starts with focus and concentration of the mind on the target. You can follow a few mind management programs to improve yourself and turn in to an achiever by controlling your mind in opposite situations. Only a cool and calm mind can make right decisions in adverse situations. Improving Yourselfmeans a person with open mind, innovative ideas, focus, concentration and positive approach. The mind management programs provide you great attitude towards Committing to Success. Self-improvement is a very important component. People who can’t improve themselves cannot expect others to improve and gain results. By improving yourself, you can set an example for others and motivate your team to work for success. Committing to Success always depends upon self-improvement, working hand in hand together. It is a commitment one does to self, not to others. Self-improvement is the right way to move forward, commitment comes next. We have many examples around us within the society, which can be helpful to understand the theory of success. All those who have achieved success in their life, have followed the same rule of self-improvementand controlled mind. Everyone would remember the period when the best batsman of the world, Sachin Tendulkar was failing in every second match and came under serious criticism by sports world critics, but he kept on improving himself by checking his shot selections and regular practice. He again succeeded after some times and those who wrote him off, started praising him. Improving self on every front and leading by example can be achieved by performing some mind and body exercises in routine, which includes meditation, yoga and light exercises. Follow the exercises, which strengthen your mind and help you focus on the target you want to achieve. Just follow the rules and self-motivating sessions with a focused mind and concentration. Improve your skills by having a calm approach and cool attitude. The greatest problems can be solved with the right attitude and you need to improve those qualities within you. There are many resources available to achieve the right approach and attitude to get the success path within your reach.

Self-improvement And Success Go Together

How do you know if someone is willing and ready to work on self-improvement?

Obviously, you can’t actually answer this question directly for everyone, because each individual is different and each will approach self-improvement differently. However, self-improvement is definitely something that every person can work on. How do you do this?

Each of us has individual goals, dreams and ambitions. However, we just don’t know how exactly to go about it. In fact, if you’re like just about anyone, you might even have thought about this and wondered what exactly you can do. However, you still probably don’t know just how to make a plan and take the actions you need to in order to achieve your goals.

Maybe you’re someone who just has a very indistinct idea as to how you can improve yourself. Maybe you think you just need a better job, better opportunities, or a loving relationship. Whatever it is, you may think that if you attained your desire, you’d be happy.

If this is you, then it’s obvious that what you are currently focusing on at least to some extent is external rather than internal, as it should be. In short, you think external factors rather than your own thoughts and actions are what make the biggest difference. However, this is not true.

Let’s say that one of your biggest goals in life has been to “make more money”. Maybe you think that if you’re rich, you can relax, do whatever you want to, and “then” focus on self-improvement. However, this doesn’t do anything to actually help you establish real goals and think about how you can actually achieve what you want in life by taking specific, concrete actions. In short, what you really need is a plan.

First, think about what you really want from life. Don’t focus on broad-based “goals” such as a vaguely fuzzy idea that you want “more money,” without truly defining what you really want in clear and concrete terms. And don’t simply drift along day-to-day, just getting by, with no real defined path.

Now, if you’re happy with your life just as it is, of course you shouldn’t change it. Maybe you’re happy earning “just enough” and getting by, with a relatively comfortable life and a relatively secure job. But for most, this isn’t enough and they need something with more passion and more meaning. If this is you, self-improvement should be your goal.

It might surprise you to know that in fact, no matter what you do, you are constantly changing. We each face circumstances that make us grow, develop and learn new skills, even if we don’t consciously decide to do so. Up until a certain age, most of us learn through some kind of formal education, at least through the end of high school. After formal education is over, we still continue to learn through informal “educational” experiences that occur for the rest of our lives. Everyone has to learn and grow in order to deal with ever-changing challenges we all must face as we go through life.

In years past, this type of ever-changing “education” happened at a relatively slow pace, and this meant that we could incorporate changes as we needed to and as we became ready for them. Now, however, modern life moves very, very fast and we often aren’t ready to deal with the pace at which things come to us. We’re overwhelmed, even though the changes we experience are beneficial as well as stressful. For example, we have more opportunities, but also more stress and change in today’s modern life compared to previous years.

One thing that is much more apparent today than ever before is the presence of competition. Technology has meant that few jobs exist anymore that are simply skilled labor types. Jobs also usually do not last for someone’s entire lifetime, as jobs in the past did. Very often, people have to change jobs once or more during their lifetimes, instead of staying in one career during their whole working lives as past generations did.

Because of this, today’s working adults need to be able to stay competitive by regularly acquiring new skills and new knowledge, so that they stand out from the crowd. As one of those adults, if you want this to happen, you need to continually focus on self-improvement. If you do so, you’ll be more likely to keep your job, acquire promotions within your given field, and/or be able to change jobs or even fields of expertise if necessary to stay employable.

If you commit to self-improvement and personal growth, you will go a long way toward determining your own future success.