Aknowledging Our Successes

I have been doing the 10 Day Transformational Principles from Jack Canfield’s  “The Success Principles”.   http://jackcanfield.com/10-day-transformation-blog/     It’s free of charge and every day for 10 days you receive an email with the day’s lesson and homework.  I must say it is not for the weak hearted.  It requires you to dig deeply into your belief system to be totally honest with yourself.

I am presently on day 4.  The other days required me to: a. take responsibility for everything I do, everything that has happened to me.  b. To stop blaming others and to determine who it is I blame.  c. the five things I want to transform my life  d. within those five areas, why are they not successful now and what am I going to do about it?  and today…writing down all of the successes I have had in my life so far.

Why is it that we are so good at remembering everything that is and has been wrong in our lives and not the successes?  We remember the failures…bankruptcies, divorces, business failures, interviews that never became jobs, not finishing school/college, getting married too young/not getting married, regrets, and the list goes on.  It reminded me a lot of the “family jokes” I was writing in an earlier post…our friends and families tend to remember most of the bad areas in our lives.  Not intentionally, but they do.  I am reminded of my friend’s son.  He’s now quite successful in his job and has a large salary.  Very responsible in all areas.  Yet…when he was just out of college, he managed his money badly.  Had some serious problems and his mother helped him out with money.  To this day, she still worries about him and his money.

Another friend’s son over did the partying mode while in his last year of college and his grades suffered.  He lost his scholarship and his parents couldn’t help him financially at that point.  He had to leave college and get a job.  He too is now very successful at work and this is quite some time ago, yet his family still comment that he is a party person and ruined his life.

It was not til I was thinking about this course that all of the examples came to me.  We all seem to have one of these stories to our names that people just won’t let go.  And we don’t let go…maybe it is time we do.  Today.  Now.  Do yourself a favor and write down everything in your life that is a success for you.  Large and small.  And when you are feeling that your life just isn’t going the way you want it to, look over this list and remind yourself that you aren’t the failures in your life…you are the successes.  Encourage others to remember their successes as well…you never know who needs to hear that positive news.

I can highly recommend doing this 10 day program…it’s an eye opener and hopefully will be a life changer as well…

til next time…Eva

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