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Success Is A Choice Anyone Can Make

Aug 3, 2008
Success is a choice. This might surprise you, but it's true and if you don't believe it you have made the choice (yes, the choice) to journey through life without a great deal of success. Success is actually all about choice. You choose the things you want in your life, and then choose to do the necessary things to achieve your goals. You also choose not to quit until you achieve the outcome you desire.

Read the last two sentences again. Perhaps you feel you don't really have a lot of choice in your life no matter what anyone says. What sort of choices do you have? What choices do successful people make that others tend to avoid?

The first most important choice for success is to decide to remove the obstacles in your life. A lot of the obstacles we face in life are internal. Low self esteem, negative beliefs about money or success, a lack of confidence in meeting new people can all hold you back from achieving success. If you find success out of reach, it is likely that there is something preventing you from moving forward in life. The sort of focus you need to break through limitations comes from a clear vision of the future you want. You can't focus on moving towards a better future if your vision is blurry. Clearly define the future you want or the person you want to be, and then begin to focus on your dream. When you do this, you will begin to move toward your desired future.

The second choice for success is to choose to live as if you were already successful. In other words, fake it until you make it. Live as if you had already succeeded in the area you are focusing on. No matter what your current circumstances are, imagine them the way you want them to be. When you are sitting in your office, visualize it as if you were already the multi-millionaire you desire to be. When you walk through your home, imagine the furnishings and even the design that you truly desire. Make it as real as possible. Let yourself experience the emotions you would feel if you already possessed the things you desire.

This is a way of tricking your subconscious mind. If your subconscious mind thinks you are successful already, it will give you more success. Live as if you are already successful with the expectation that it will become real.

The third choice you need to make is to believe in your own success. If you consciously believe something, it is like a command to your subconscious mind to begin to work towards it. Look at your friends and acquaintances and consider how many of them truly have an unshakable belief in where they are headed in life. Would you consider them successful? Perhaps not. They may enjoy a good life but still not be successful in terms of the life they actually wanted. They may not even believe such a life is possible. On the other hand, you may know someone who has a firm belief in themselves and their direction in life. They may not be successful yet, but you can see they are heading towards their goals. Keep an eye on that person.

Belief is what makes the dream come true because it converts your focus into a plan that will make your dream real. Belief is more powerful than most people realize. Don't underestimate it.

Strong belief generates emotions but most of the time we are unaware of the connection. You can choose to experience positive emotions that make your belief in success become reality. We automatically experience the negative side of emotions and beliefs when we focus on how traumatic and difficult certain situations are. By imagining how we would feel if we actually achieved our goals, and literally allowing ourselves to experience emotions such as joy, gratitude, hope, and happiness we move ourselves in the direction of really having what we desire.

Success is a choice. You can choose the adventure of pursuing your dreams with its challenges and triumphs, or you can live a life with limited risk but also limited success. If you don't choose success, chances are your life will be fundamentally unchanged in ten years time. Is that what you really want?
About the Author
Kevin Sinclair is the publisher and editor of Be Successful News , a site that provides information and articles on how to succeed in your own home or small business.
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