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How To Truly Succeed

“Success Is Nothing More Than A Few Simple Disciplines, Practiced Everyday”*

Success usually means something different to different people. There’s several definitions for it, and there’s lots of books on success, but with that being said how come very few people are actually successful?

Most people take their place in line in their steel coffins doing nine to five just to pay the bills. They live lives of mediocrity all the while living vicariously through movie stars, musicians, or their sports heroes.

Most everyone knows that deep down inside they were meant for something more. They also know that they have the capabilities, talents, and yearnings to achieve much more.

Yet like their natural talents that never get developed, their hopes and dreams fade away until in their time of dying they say, “I shoulda,… I coulda.

“Success Is Steady Progress Towards One’s Personal Goals”*

Everyone’s idea of success may differ, but most of us would agree that we all desire to attain our own personal idea of success.

We already know that the basic rules for success are defining your goal, seeing it in your mind’s eye, feeling it as though it was a present fact, taking action, staying disciplined, determined, and studying up on whatever it is, etc.

But even harnessing the power of all those qualities of mind won’t get you true lasting success if there’s one essential ingredient that’s missing.

The reason that most of us line up during rush hour to get to some job that we don’t even like is because we have been conditioned since early childhood to conform – to blindly follow the rest of the herd.

Unfortunately, most of us are like human sheep unconsciously following the herd. Instead of tapping into our own dormant powers, we allow them to wither away along with our talents, hopes, and dreams.

“When Love And Skill Work Together, Expect A Masterpiece”*

And therein lies the trick to true lasting success – to break free from the conformity of the herd by realizing that you are a unique individual with special God given talents, abilities, and gifts.

In fact, since the beginning of time there has never been anyone quite like you. You possess massive amounts of dormant individuality just waiting for you to wake up and heed its call.

Take the initiative and start thinking for yourself. Do you really think the leaders give a crap about the rest of us? No, they reap all the choice rewards, and they know that the rest of us will just settle for their leftovers.

Take conscious possession of your unique individuality through the power of “I AM”. Heed the call from within to claim your birthright by daring to break free. Then develop your talents through practice, study, and belief in yourself.

“True Success, True Happiness Lies In Freedom And Fulfillment”*

The unique individuality that is inherent within you can be developed only through regular activity. Express yourself through the creativity that your talents warrant.

You don’t have to change the world overnight, all you need to do is wake up, and like Jim Rohn said, “your new life can start with an apple a day, a walk around the block, and the first good book that you read.”

Gradual and consistent improvement in keystone disciplines of your matrix will payoff huge through the power of compound interest.

And without your best efforts to harness the forces of your unique individuality that beckons from within, true and lasting success can never truly be achieved.

All the best, – Herb.

Quotes – *Jim Rohn, *Jim Rohn, *John Ruskin, *Dada Vaswani.

 

 

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The Science Behind Success

“Success Is The Sum Of Small Efforts – Repeated Day In And Day Out”*

My studies into the psychology of success taught me that the attributes of mind that are necessary for all great achievements.

It should be duly noted that by great achievements, I’m including those things that may be great to you personally. For instance, one of my great achievements was changing my bad habits into good habits. The world might not have cared or even noticed, but it changed my world.

Success may mean different things to different people, yet to me the quintessential meaning is making steady progress towards my personal goals.

Have you ever noticed that when you have a goal that you procrastinate on working towards, that you feel lousy about yourself?

You lie on the couch flipping channels, and you tell yourself that it’s okay – you’ll work on that goal tomorrow. Or even worse, you tell yourself – why bother anyways? Who am I trying to kid? I’m not good enough, or it’s just too hard, or it’s for those special people with all the luck.

“The Starting Point Of All Achievement Is Desire”*

Simply put, reaching a goal is like any skill or anything else that you want to learn how to do. There’s so many self-help books out there on virtually every subject, so if you want to be successful then study the science behind success.

That’s right! Science is based upon universal laws that are proven, indisputable facts that work all of the time. For example, just like the law of gravity works everywhere, for everyone, likewise success is also based on universal laws, and you can learn the rules that apply to it, just like two plus two always gets you four.

Because of my analytical, scientific mind, and after applying many of the universal laws that I learned, I’ve seen the results in my own life. I transformed my life by turning the pain of the past around and giving it positive meaning. Thus by changing the meaning of the past, I’ve altered my present and my future.

I’m evolving into what I was meant to be. After searching for my life’s purpose – the calling that beckons from within, I ‘m transcending towards my ultimate destiny, and it towards me. Fate often deals great cards to those who ask for a hand.

“The Key To Success Is Action, And The Essential In Action Is Perseverance”*

Because of the habitual negative thoughts that often haunt me, I learned how to change my beliefs, and how to break up my mental patterns. I have gradually and steadfastly become better than I ever was before. I mean – healthier, happier, richer, and more successful, and I’ve never felt better.

Dare to believe that you can achieve great things, and that you deserve the best that life has to offer. My catch phrase to overcome procrastination is a culmination of, “Do it now” from Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone, and Nike’s slogan “Just do it“. My phrase is “Just do it now”.

I make it a habit to heed it’s call. When my subconscious tells me to just do it now – I take immediate and enthusiastic action – no questions asked.

Studying the science behind success is indeed a noble pursuit because like all universal laws – you always get back what you give.

Perhaps, it can best be summed up by words from people like Emile Coue that I blended into my own habitual affirmations to suit my purpose…I am healthy, wealthy, happy, successful, and I am grateful because every day in every way, I am getting better and better.

Yet still like Jim Rohn said – “Affirmation Without Discipline Is The Beginning Of Delusion”

Regards, – Herb.

Quotes – *Robert Collier, *Napoleon Hill, *Sun Yat-sen, *Jim Rohn

 

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Beethoven & The Blind Girl

“Assume A Virtue, If You Have It Not”*

In the context in which I’m using it here, a virtue can be any empowering feeling or emotion that enhances your abilities. In this example – enthusiasm.

It takes enthusiasm to succeed in most worthwhile endeavours, and the lack thereof can doom you to failure before you even begin, or at least guarantee mediocrity.

By using the law of assumption, you assume a state of mind, then act accordingly, then your subconscious mind kicks in along with universal laws, and soon you are one with the feeling.

In Pushing To The Front {<Free Copy} Orison Swett Marden shares a story that I love from the biography of Beethoven. It’s about how the great composer came to write my favorite classical piece “Moonlight Sonata”. It’s also a great example of the power of enthusiasm.

“One moonlight evening in winter, we were walking through a narrow street of Bonn. ‘Hush!’ said the great composer, suddenly pausing before a little, mean dwelling, ‘what sound is that? It is from my Sonata in F. Hark! how well it is played.’

“In the midst of the finale there was a break, and a sobbing voice cried: ‘I cannot play anymore. It is so beautiful; it is utterly beyond my power to do it justice. Oh, what would I give to go to the concert at Cologne!’

‘Ah! my sister’, said a second voice; ‘why create regrets when there is no remedy? We can scarcely pay our rent.’ ‘You are right,’ said the first voice , ‘ and yet I wish for once in my life to hear some really good music. But it is of no use.’

“‘ Let us go in,’ said Beethoven. ‘Go in!’ I said; ‘what should we go in for?’ ‘I will play to her,’ replied Beethoven in an excited tone; ‘here is feeling, – genius, – understanding! I will play to her, and she will understand it.

‘Pardon me,’ Beethoven said as he opened the door and saw a young man sitting by a table, mending shoes, and a young girl leaning sorrowfully upon an old-fashioned piano; ‘I heard music and was tempted to enter. I am a musician. I – I also overheard something of what you said. You wish to hear – that is, you would like – that is – shall I play for you?’

“‘Thank you,’ said the shoemaker, ‘but our piano is so wretched, and we have no music.’

”No music!’ said the composer; ‘how, then, does the young lady – I – I entreat your pardon,’ he added, stammering as he saw that the girl was blind; ‘I had not perceived before. Then you play by ear? But where do you hear the music, since you frequent no concerts?’

“‘We lived at Bruhl for two years; and, while there, I used to hear a lady practicing near us. During the summer evenings her windows were generally open, and I walked to and fro outside to listen to her.’

“Beethovem seated himself at the piano. Never, during all the years I knew him, did I hear him play better than to that blind girl and her brother. Even the old instrument seemed inspired. The young man and woman sat as if entranced by the magical, sweet sounds that flowed out upon the air in rhythmical swell and cadence, until, suddenly, the flame of the single candle wavered, sank, flickered, and went out. The shutters were thrown open, admitting a flood of brilliant moonlight, but the player paused, as if lost in thought.

“‘Wonderful man!’ said the shoemaker in a low tone; ‘who and what are you?’

“‘Listen!’ replied the master, and he played the opening bars of the Sonata in F. ‘Then you are Beethoven!’ burst from the young people in delighted recognition. ‘Oh, play to us once more,’ they added, as he rose to go, – ‘only once more!’

“‘I will improvise a sonata to the moonlight,’ said he, gazing thoughtfully upon the liquid stars shining so softly out of the depths of a cloudless winter sky. Then he played a sad and infinitely lovely movement, which crept gently over the instrument, like the calm flow of moonlight over the earth.

This was followed by a wild, elfin passage in triple time – a sort of grotesque interlude, like the dance of the fairies upon the lawn. Then came a swift agitated ending – a breathless, hurrying, trembling movement, descriptive of flight, and uncertainty, and vague impulsive terror, which carried us away on its rustling wings, and left us all in emotion and wonder.

‘Farewell to you,’ he said, as he rose and turned toward the door. ‘You will come again? asked the hosts in a breath. ‘Yes, yes,’ said Beethoven hurriedly, ‘I will come again, and give the young lady some lessons. Farewell!’

Then to me he added: ‘Let us make haste back, that I may write out that sonata while I can yet remember it.’ We did return in haste, and not until long past the dawn of day did he rise from his table with the full score of the Moonlight Sonata in his hand.”

Can you get inside of it and feel it?

Vaya con dios,- The Unknown Musician.

Quotes – * William Shakespeare

 

 

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