Most heart-centered people seek a better world, one more harmonious, peaceful and loving. However, here’s where many get lost: they don’t connect their idealistic goals with practical, perennial wisdom on how to succeed.
Earlier in our own career as coaches and holistic practitioners, we gave a quick nod to success principles and then focused on “deeper” matters. Here’s what we missed: success principles are not just matters of opinion, or get-rich-quick schemes.
They are proven ideas, based on core values and truths that countless people have applied to create wonderful lives for themselves and to help so many others.
WHY HEART-CENTERED PEOPLE MAY REJECT SUCCESS
Success principles, such as “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” (Samuel Johnson) some may consider to be too rigid and materialistic.
Maybe it seems they are more geared for men and not women. Or perhaps they seem egotistical and irrelevant to the deeper things in life.
Success is based on the right mindset that leads to effective and inspired action. We would argue that success principles are essential ingredients for fulfilling your life purpose. They help you experience life’s richness on all levels.
We know too many wonderful people who reject business and success, only to end up struggling. Even though they may like the idea of transcending materialism, and certainly its misuses, they end being consumed by having to live in survival mode.
Yes, they may have opened their heart chakras, but their lower chakras are cluttered with negative emotions and beliefs and physical ailments causing them to be unable to function as fully as they are truly capable.
The good news is that these restrictive patterns can change, often easier than you think.
SUCCESS PRINCIPLES KEEP YOU ON TRACK
As we discuss in our new ebook The Science of Getting Rich: Magic in Minutes, there’s a practical and profound way to succeed. Namely, once you align your daily activities with your goals and purpose, you are on track to living a great life.
How do you stay on track to live a wonderful life? You consciously align what you do with what you want. And you trust the universe to support you.
Success principles become the guideposts for manifesting what you want and helping others.
If you want to be a good tennis player, for example, you’d learn the skills – and mindset – to succeed. So too with success in other life areas.
EXAMPLES OF SUCCESS PRINCIPLES
Here are just a few of the many success principles that we suggest studying and applying regularly:
“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” – Charles Buxton
“Most who became great leaders were intelligent followers.” – Napoleon Hill
“Doubt or unbelief is as certain to start a movement away from you as faith and purpose are to start one toward you.” – Wallace Wattles
By studying and applying these profound principles daily, you will experience many benefits:
· You’ll attract positive, successful, supportive people into your life. Regularly connecting with successful people is a success principle in itself as well as a byproduct of following the principles.
· You’ll overcome obstacles and build character.
· You’ll get into the creative flow and “yes” mindset that your intuition and soul provides.
As a result, your life will become richer on all levels. You’ll transform areas where you consider yourself being a victim and realize your true nature as a co-creator.
FOLLOW YOUR HEART
So if you are like we used to be and have glossed over the many success principles that are available, you can certainly commit to start studying and integrating them now.
Is every success idea from some guru a universal truth, one that is soulful and expresses a primary law? No, of course not.
You need to “have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become” as Steve Jobs said, stating another wonderful success principle.
We think if you do combine these laws of success with other aspects of self-development (such as meditation and holistic healing), you will be surprised at the progress you make.
You will go from seeing yourself as a cog in the wheel (of the economy, societal and government systems and others) to being empowered. You’ll then naturally bring out the best in yourself and others.
The world is facing some big challenges these days. It needs each of us to show up fully. Learn what you can, do what you can.
Reclaim your life and take charge of it. And that’s definitely a good place to be.