In my last post I talked about the power of persistence. I have found that it is tenacity and stubbornness in knowing what you want to achieve that is the ultimate key in succeeding, though what happens when we come face to face with fear and are unable to make anymore progress in term of reaching and achieving our goals?
(Berry oat groat smoothie – frozen blueberries, oats, soy milk, 3 medjool dates, coconut flesh, coconut water)
Through changing fear into power I am learning how to conquer the demons that used to hold me back, and Im here to share with you the steps Im currently taking in order to take action as opposed to being stopped by fear.
The only difference between wether you make your dreams come true or not is your ability to communicate yourself in a way that causes you to take action, in spite of your past fear-programming, or what has happened to you in the past. The lesson is that people can do virtually anything as long as they believe they can and take the effective actions in order to make that possible. The difference between people who produce positive results and those who don’t is not some sort of random roll of the dice. We can all unleash the magic within us, we must simply learn how to turn on and use our minds and bodies in the most powerful and effective ways. I believe there are six qualities that we must all invest in if we are going to be successful in achieving and fulfilling our dreams…
(Lunch – Quinoa, beetroot, sweetcorn, pepper, avocado salad on a bed of spinach)
1. Passion → You have to discover a reason; a consuming, energising, purpose that drives you to grow and to be more. This is the fuel that powers success tracks and has people tap into their true potential. It’s passion that causes people to stay up late and get up early. Passion gives life power and juice and meaning. There is no greatness without a passion to be great, wether it’s an aspiration to be an athlete, an artist, a scientist, a fashion designer, a parent, or a businessman, ask yourself – what do you truly love?
2. Belief → People who succeed differ greatly in their beliefs from those who fail. Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be ultimately determine what we will be. If we believe in magic – we shall live a magic life. If we believe our life is defined by narrow limits, we suddenly make those limits real. What we believe to be true, what we believe is possible, becomes whats true, becomes whats possible – so ask yourself, what do you believe?
3. Strategy → This is the way in which I have come to organise my resources. When Steven Spielberg decided to become a film-maker, he mapped out a course that would lead a way to get him there, he figured out what he needed to learn, who he needed to know, and what he needed to do. He had passion, belief, and also strategy that made those things work to their greatest potential. A strategy is a recognition that the best talents and ambitions need to find the right avenue. You can open a door by breaking it down, or you can find the key that opens it intact. – What do you want, and what do you need to get you there?
4. Values → Values are specific belief systems about what we think is morally right and wrong in our lives, they are judgements about what makes life worth living. Many people don’t have a clear idea about whats important to them. Our strategies for our success are ultimately effected by our values. If your strategy for success requires you to do things that do not fit your beliefs about what is right or wrong in life then even the best strategy will not work. The issue is that there is often an internal conflict between a persons values and his or her strategy for achievement – do both your value system and strategy have a sense of symmetry? Do they work together effectively?
5. Energy → Energy can be thundering, joyous, and can smell of achievement. People who succeed take opportunities and shape them, they live as if obsessed with the wondrous opportunities of each day and the recognition that the one thing nobody has enough of, is time. In order to make dreams come true, we need more than a passion we believe in, we also need more than a strategy that would ensure it, what we need is the physical vitality to take action on what we know. Achieving success is inseparable from the physical, intellectual and spiritual energy that allows us to make the most of what we have. – Does the thought of your dream or goal fill you with vitality?
6. Communication → The way we communicate with others and the way we communicate with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. I am learning to take each challenge that life throws my way and communicate that experience in a way that causes me to successfully change things – I have learned this lesson from all those who succeed. People who fail take the adversities of life and accept them as limitations. The people who shape our lives and our cultures are also masters of communication to others – what they have in common is an ability to communicate a vision, a quest, a joy, or a mission.
When I first created this blog, my original goal was to document my journey through Eating Disorder Recovery. Since then, I feel blessed to have had insight into many things, to have been re-awakened, as well as increasing the quality of my life experience each day. As well as documenting the good (the bad, and the delicious) of anorexia recovery, I’m finding it therapeutic to arm you, too, with many of the (self-taught) skills and strategies I’m learning just by opening up my eyes, by being aware, through observation, and by being alive.
Stay tuned. There is plenty more to come for this series.