As the ebb and flow of our lives continues we look back to certain events that have led us in a specific direction, this goes for our look into the future as well. Each step we take in relationship to whats important in our lives is the result of information processed and analyzed to the best of our ability.
Whether its relationships, work, or investments it is important to follow a recipe which leads down a path towards our dreams and goals.
For many without mentoring or divine guidance we rely on information that in many cases is either incomplete or incorrect. I submit that to be successful in any aspect of your life it is those that follow a recipe which includes confiding in those that are where you want to be, those you love and trust, and that gut feeling or instinct we all need to aware of. Quite simply put, the recipe for success leads to the direction you want to follow which ultimately leads to our physical, spiritual and financial accomplishments.
I wish it was as simple as following a recipe to bake a cake, but its not. I do know one thing for sure that any type of success takes hard work and discipline to achieve. There is another constant in achieving success and appreciating the value of it and that is suffering a defeat.
In Emily Dickinson's lyric poem, "Success is counted sweetest" she uses images of a victorious army and one dying warrior to suggest that only one who has suffered defeat can understand success.
There was a man whom at the age of 35 was a wandering derelict and a hopeless alcoholic who nearly spent his last few dollars on a suicide gun. He describes his early life as never being more than a few paces ahead of bill collectors.
When he finally hit rock bottom he credits books, both modern and classic, with rescuing him. He was particularly moved by "Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude" by Napoleon Hill. Within 10 years using the principles he had learned from these amazing books he became the editor of "Success Unlimited" Magazine and shortly there after published his first best seller, "The Greatest Salesman in the World".
The man's name, Og Mandino. In addition to being the editor and chief of the magazine and writing best selling inspirational books, he also rose to become one of the most successful motivational speakers in the world.
If your recipe for success is working, congratulations. If it's not then just remember one thing, you are the people you associate with and the books you read. I only hope for those of you reading this that you follow the recipe that works for you in the direction that becomes your calling leading to the success and happiness you have always dreamed of.
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