Success Or Bust The Spiritual Reasons To Achieve Your Goals Qualities Of A Winner Cure Complacency Before It Kills

Success or Bust!

We’ve all been driving down the road and seen those infamous signs in the back of all types of automobiles that say something like “Disneyland or Bust”. What does this mean? Basically, it means that those people are on their way to Disneyland and they will do absolutely anything no matter how much money, time or gas that they waste. They will get to Disneyland or BUST (go broke, run out of gas, waste too much time) trying to get there.

Now, let me ask you a question. Are you wearing this sign on your back as you head down the road to financial freedom?


No, I don’t mean a real sign but you are doing everything possible to become successful no matter how much money, time or relationships it cost you. If this is you, then here’s a suggestion…stop the madness! Your success journey should progressively improve as you head down the path. Let me give you an example.

One of my coaching clients had been building her business for five years without any financial gain. That’s right, absolutely no progress. After just a few coaching sessions, she realized that she had been building her business wrong for five years. The minute that she began implementing strategies and techniques that actually work her business went through the roof. She’s now on her success journey and she is paving her way with golden bricks. This lady refuses to wear that sign that most of you are wearing…Success or Bust!

So, how do you know if you have that sign on your back? Here are some clues:

Personal Development is the buzzword of the new millennium. Self improvement has never been bigger business. It would seem that in an attempt to improve their prospects in the ever increasing pace of this new technological world we are having to focus more and more on bettering ourselves. People launch into self improvement courses and try out new personal development techniques in order to “improve” themselves. However, what most people fail to realize is that the personal development ethos is that “you are perfect already”. What personal development is really about is the uncovering of your true identity – your unlimited potential.

However, the belief that you can change and adapt to new environments and develop greater skills gives a new personal development trainee hope and encouragement. Many “newbies” believe that the techniques incorporated into personal development are merely designed to convince themselves that an untruth is in fact true and by convincing themselves of this truth eventually becomes fact. They believe the task of a self improvement product is to convince them that their goal has been realized before it actually has, and in doing this they then will do what is necessary subconsciously to realise the dream.

This is merely a half truth. Re-read the above paragraph again and notice the word “realise”. A dictionary definition of the word realise is:

To grasp or understand clearly.

To make real; give reality to (a hope, fear, plan, etc.)

Although this second explanation is the one most people would use for the word “realize” being used in the above context I am proposing that it is the first of these explanations that is the more accurate.

Quantum physics tells us that everything is just energy – one vibrating mass of energy. Nothing is separate. We are all a part of each other. The only reason why we see separation is because of the rate at which the energy vibrates. However, at its most fundamental level we are all just a part of this One form. We can never be separate from it. We are and always will be a part of it because we are told that energy cannot be destroyed – only its vibration can be changed!

To understand this better let us look at the ocean. The Ocean can have different wave lengths in different places but every drop of water makes up the ocean and only appears as a separate drop when we remove it and look at it! Therefore while that drop of water is part of the ocean it is at one with every other part, whether it is aware of it or not.

So, we are a part of this ocean of vibrating energy, that we call the Universe. That means that everything in existence is a part of you just as you are a part of it. You are one with everything you see, hear, touch, smell and all those things of which you are consciously unaware. In order to bring about a desirable situation, circumstance or physical thing into your existence, all you have to do is “realize” that you already have it because it is as much a part of you as your arm or leg. All you have to do is re-focus your attention to that vibrational pocket within the ocean of energy. This is not just about manifesting “things”. It is a spiritual exercise that will bring you closer to understanding the nature of The Creator.

The tools to accomplish the task of “realizing” a goal are numerous. They vary from hypnosis to binaural beats and subliminal messages to computer programs. With this kind of technology at our disposal we are a generation that can truly explode humankind’s spiritual evolution. In the rush of the 21st Century where time is of the essence and getting “the edge” is essential for succeeding in the “rat race” personal development has become big business. Good! Because the main aim of personal development and self improvement is to remove our own self-imposed limitations and to take us to Realization and a deeper connection to the Divine.

It is our limitations, which only exist in our minds, that hold us back from knowing The Divine. To become aware of our own self-imposed limitations we must set goals. When we set goals we are immediately confronted with “the demons” of our own psyches which then must be removed if we are to achieve success. Removing each one gives you a clearer understanding of your creator and a deeper connection to The Divine. You therefore owe it to yourself to achieve your goals and you owe it to the world!

Out of millions, comes one big winner and out of billions, comes a winner who overtakes every other winner in the world. Look at the history of the world, and you will always find few individuals during a certain period who were winners of that time. Lincoln, Gandhi, Churchill, Roosevelt, were all winners of their time. Today we have winners in business field, but no one in the political arena. Mandela can be called as the winner of today’s world in politics. The question is not, who is the winner of a given time, but what makes a winner.

Even in a small classroom, one student outclasses every other. In a dance performance, one troupe member performs much better than others and the same is true in movies. We always find one actor who lived the character, while others only acted. Who is a winner and what qualities are needed to make a winner?

Overcoming Obstacles

Winners come across same obstacles as everybody else. But they take them as challenges. An obstacle can be treated as a hurdle or something that challenges the mind to overcome it. Winners take them as challenges and rather than getting frustrated, thrive on obstacles. Every new obstacle makes them sharper and better, while a large majority surrenders in front of the same obstacles.


The winners have focus. Rather than giving away their energy to small ideas, they focus on the larger objective and work towards that. It is like walking on a road. The winner keeps walking, whereas other mortals try to explore smaller streets that connect to the road. Walk towards the goal.

Hard work

Winners are not afraid of hard work. To achieve their objective, they work ceaselessly. There is no word such as tiredness in their dictionary. The objective of working towards the goal gives them so much energy that the tiredness finds no place in their scheme of things.

These are some of the qualities that define a winner. Many other qualities add up to make a true winner in the millions. Why shouldn’t all of us become winners?

Successful living is no accident. If you’re not on your toes, you can lose it all before you know it. One common thing that those who start to make progress do it to start to let it roll, sit back and take it easy. After all, they are in need of some well deserved R&R – right?!

Well, before you start planning your extravagant and luxurious vacation, let me warn you that the disease of complacency is a threat to the newly successful life.

We see it every day whether we know it or not. For example, if you’ve ever watched a game – could be basketball, football, baseball or whatever your favorite sport is – and your team is ahead. It looks like they’re going to take the big ‘W’. There’s no doubt they are going to Win!

Then it happens. They get complacent. This complacency is an easy target for the underdog team. The losing team can quickly turn the game around by taking advantage of the winning team’s new laid-back style of play.

Before you know it, the once winning team find themselves fighting to either stay ahead or trying to get the lead back. You see, the opposite of complacency is momentum. The losing team knows that. If you lose your momentum – or voluntarily give it up – you’ll likely find yourself fighting to win.

Here are three strategies that will insure you do not lose your momentum:

1. Seek and Find

When you feel like you’re winning go play ‘Seek and Find’. What this means is go seek someone who you know is doing even better than you. Then find out what their strengths are that keeps them at the top of their game. Warning: Do not let your pride get in the way. This can be a healthy and very rewarding practice if you use it.

2. Unlock the Unused and Available

There’s a place in all of us that we avoid. It’s not necessarily the same place in all of us, but we all have it. That place is our comfort zone. In most cases all we have to do is commit to one thing that makes us uncomfortable to start moving to another level of life that we’ve never known. All we have to do is master a new skill or overcome one fear to become wealthy, healthy and wide open to new life possibilities. Let me ask you a question. What is it you’re not facing? What is your fear? What is it you need to master? Do NOT let it master you.

3. Put a Pebble In Your Shoe

I don’t mean walk around irritated all the time. No. Far from it. You should cultivate an inspiring attitude that welcomes people to you. You want to be very approachable. But that has nothing to do with the pebble in the shoe example. You may or may not decide to literally put a pebble in your shoe. But if you do, you’ll create an awareness that will not let you forget – there’s something in your shoe. You want to create that same kind of awareness that you must stay on top of your attitude, your life decisions, your relationships, your vision, your goals, and everything that will keep you living successfully.

The key, as mentioned before, is to not grow complacent. Successful living incorporates a lifestyle of thinking involving continual progress. If you are happy with where you are now, ask yourself this question: “What next?” Then create a plan that will move you to the next level.

Life will never be the same.

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