What Does Success Mean To You?

I wanted to take a moment to say Happy New Year to you and yours…

While going through my inbox today, I found this e mail from Dr. Robert Anthony. I liked it so much I thought I would share… This one resonated with me right away since I'm starting the year off with a clean slate. My temp job ended on the 20th of December so I enjoyed the holidays to the fullest and now it's time to reflect and figure out what I want to do next. This was so helpful and informative it really got me thinking. Positive thoughts… and that always feels good. Maybe it can help you too! Surely I'm not the only one looking to make improvements this year! I especially like the quote at the end. Read on…

 

Are ready for a great New Year?

To help you get off to a running start I would like you to consider changing your perception of WHAT SUCCESS MEANS TO YOU!

As I mature and have a better understanding of how things work, I have come to understand that HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS will determine our happiness, or lack of it.

We tend MEASURE SUCCESS in relation to achieving our goals. In other words, we set a goal and if we achieve it, we are happy and satisfied. If we don't, we feel like a failure. This creates anxiety, fear and sometimes even depression.

You will never be happy or satisfied if you keep focusing on what you DON'T HAVE, or what you have NOT ACHIEVED.

Instead, consider this; The way to MEASURE SUCCESS, and still be happy and satisfied, is to look at WHERE YOU HAVE COME FROM.

In other words, LOOK BACK and notice how you have IMPROVED in any area of your life – even if it is a VERY SMALL improvement.

If you LOOK BACK and celebrate your INCREMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS, the next steps become so much easier, because you are happy and satisfied right now.

So, if you did not achieve everything you wanted in 2011, when you finish reading this take a look at the INCREMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS you have made and give yourself a pat on the back. Make a short list and then give yourself some credit instead of focusing on what went wrong or did not happen. Seriously. I mean it. MAKE THAT LIST. I'm watching you!

Start the New Year with the feeling that you have already started to make some incremental improvements in 2011, and you are ready for more. NEVER, I repeat NEVER, judge yourself. Other people will be happy to do that for you. Give yourself credit for what you have accomplished – no matter how small those accomplishments may seem.

This will get you off to great start in 2012 because you will START OFF with a sense of ACCOMPLISHMENT instead of a sense of failure – which is never useful. If you build on your incremental accomplishments you can do EVEN BETTER in 2012.

Before I sign off I want to point out the quote below my name. It says…

"Any dream that can pass through one's screen of logic into the Subconscious
and is earnestly desired, can be obtained".
– Dr. Robert Anthony

This is so true, and I want to keep pointing it out.

Once you give up all the "logical reasons" why something cannot work for you and allow your new dream or goal to enter your Subconscious, it's an idea whose time has come. If you truly desire it and your Subconscious agrees to it – it's yours!

Cheers for a great New Year,

Dr. Robert Anthony

"Any dream that can pass through one's screen of logic into the subconscious
and is earnestly desired, can be obtained".
– Dr. Robert Anthony

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