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Sep 14 2012

What is SUCCESS?

The reason most people fail is because they don’t
plan to succeed.

When I read the above quote, a light came on and I had an ‘aha’ moment. I’ve started a lot of things in my life. In spite of doing a lot of good and making a difference in people’s lives, which I really want to do, I would not have called myself a successful person …until recently.You have a choice.

When I took my life coach training, I volunteered to be coached in a demo session in front of the class. I wanted to be coached around ‘succeeding’ in my coaching business.

Let me explain. I can’t tell you the number of careers and jobs I’ve had in my lifetime (wow, do I sound old!!!) In my own mind, I believed I hadn’t succeeded in any of them, except my teaching career. A client one time told me he wanted to be an ‘expert’ in something. I could identify with what he was saying! I felt the same way! To me, not being an expert meant I wasn’t successful.

Was I successful?

I keep in touch with the principal of a school where I start teaching when I was 21. He has known me for a long time. Shortly after I started my life coaching career, he told me that he thought I was a very successful person. I have always respected him and his opinions; he’s been a key player in my personal growth and confidence. (Thank you, Lester Fretz) His comment caused me to re-think my own self-analysis. I decided to redefine what being successful means for me.

I realize that I have the kind of personality that gets bored easily and needs challenges in my life. At the same time, I think I’ve been too hard on myself by thinking I haven’t been a success. I DO think that sometimes I quit too soon. I could have challenged myself in certain situations. I didn’t intentionally plan to succeed.

I AM successful!

Now I have a life coaching career and I have no desire to quit or change careers. All my life I’ve loved helping people and have tried to be a positive influence in the lives of others. With coaching, I’ve found the perfect avenue and I’m loving it. This time, I AM planning to succeed! I’m going to continue to challenge myself by finding out what my clients need and provide that. I’m getting lots of ideas and am excited to implement them. I enjoy seeing others be successful in their lives. I love helping others to be the best they can be. I AM successful and I plan to continue to be successful!

How do you define success?

How about you? How do YOU define success in your life? Don’t be hard on yourself – ask the opinion of a person you respect and trust. Maybe you need to challenge yourself. Perhaps you need to focus and plan. A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

Do you have something you want to finish – or something you want to start? Let me help you. Read about the program I’m offering to help you become more successful. I found that I couldn’t do it myself – I needed the help of others. Do you?

Join me on my Question and Answer call on Tuesday evening
to find out all the information you need to help you make a wise decision.

Invest in yourself!

You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?
– Rumi

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