Did you know that right now, this very minute, you are 100% absolutely, totally succeeding? Ralph Marston has a wonderful perspective on this:
In each and every moment, you are successful at doing something. You take action, and that action successfully brings a result.
Success is not really something you must strive to create, for you are always making it happen. What's important is defining and intending the success you do create so that it is a positive force in your world.
Many people are successful at just barely getting by. Others are successful at bringing pain and dismay into their lives.
Yet the very same skills that succeed at creating mediocrity and despair, can also be used to create rich fulfillment. What's needed is not so much a change in effort as a change in focus.
You truly deserve a great and wonderful life, and you have everything necessary to experience that life. Keep your thoughts focused on your most meaningful desires, and your actions will align with those thoughts.
You're always succeeding at something. Choose now to make it something great.
-- Ralph Marston
Think about it! You can be successful at procrastinating. Are you being successful at avoiding something you have to do? Maybe you are being 100% successful at overeating to avoid feelings of loneliness. Or you are 100% successful at creating a barrier of fat between you and the world in order to keep yourself insulated and protected from hurt. Are you successfully suppressing your hopes and dreams because it hurts too much to think about them and not act on them?
I love this whole quote so much. You are already totally successful. We all are. We are succeeding at what we are choosing.
So once we change our mindset and PURPOSEFULLY decide WHAT to succeed at, it can start to happen. It doesn't have to be all at once. How about you succeed at allowing yourself to dream? Allow yourself to envision what kinds of goals you want to have!
Then make a plan, and start moving in that direction.
It's amazing when you realize it all comes down to your own choices, and remember, choosing to NOT make decisions (and let life just happen to you) IS a choice that you may be successfully living, also.
Think. Dream. Plan. Decide. CHOOSE~
God, life is GOOD.