Image Is... Within!
Let's face it... success is an inside job! What does that mean? Success has nothing to do with the people around you. We find it easy to point fingers at everyone as to why we aren't successful.
Recently a friend was telling me, her and her husband got a divorce and during the process he told her that she (my friend) was the reason he had not been successful. Think about that. She walks around carrying the burden that she was the reason he did not accomplish what he wanted out of life, and he walks around free knowing it was all her fault!
When we are ready to take responsibility for our life/situation, that is when true success happens. How do I know... because I am living proof. I use to stand around and point fingers, I even pointed fingers at people who had died! I believed they effected every decision I made and because of them I made bad decisions. I had a database of excuses for everything. Any of this sound familiar? I'm just asking.
I remember the day I became aware I was responsible for everything showing up in my life. I was reading a book while riding my stationary bike in the middle of our living room. We were drowning, our whole family... our debt was to the roof! After crying hysterically I realized that if I wanted anything to change then "I" had to change. How scary was that?! Very!! I had not come to this conclusion over night, it had taken some time but suddenly personal development books were on my list. The good news was I realized I could change and that was frightening and exciting all at the same time.
I am not saying it has been easy, the fact of the matter is that I am not done yet. What I can say, is that along the way I have helped others start their own Journey Of Self Discovery and together we are discovering just how amazing we really are. We have found a purpose and it is exhilarating to say the least.
This was the book I read that started it all! When you are ready... The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction (Paperback)by Chellie Campbell
We never know what to expect in life... sometimes the darkest moments become the brightest moments. Like you, I have had a life of ups and downs and at certain points in my life I wasn't sure if I could go get much further down.