Unparalleled Success is right at hand…

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“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success.  A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

Andrew Carnegie

What would it take if you were to think in this way? I can’t speak for you, but for me it would mean jumping out of bed ready to greet the day eager to see what lies before me.  It would also mean being prepared.  This is a biggie for me, I like knowing what lies ahead each day, and having a list checked off by the end as well.  My new exploration has been revisiting the concept of setting goals, keeping lists and having this bee my filter and approach to my life.

I’ve done this before, but now I want it to define how I engage in the world, not merely get through a project.

What does it take to set goals that work on a whole life level – well according to S. J. Scott, author of S.M.A.R.T. Smart Goals Made Simple it takes writing it down and creating a plan that ensures you visit the goals, update them and track them on a regular schedule.  This is over simplifying the book by a mile, but it works well with another of his titles To Do List Makeover.  The two books seems to breakdown author David Allen’s work (Getting Things Done) into more manageable chunks making them easier to assimilate.  While I love David Allen’s approach it almost needs to become a religion to work for most people.

In preparation for stepping up to the threshold, I will be setting goals (even before the new year) and making lists to support the goals everywhere in my life.  I know that for me this will help me prepare for the day, week and month a head.

So back to the original quote by Andrew – think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success – think it – be it – hmmm… seems like the same concept that many of my yogi friends talk about, manifesting. I actually believe manifesting what you want in life is 100%  possible/probable and the way things are done in this universe.

Haven’t you met that person that no matter their actual circumstance feels they are just right wherever the are in life.  When you meet this rare individual you know instantly just how fortunate they are in being happy right where they are that day.  This is someone that has learned how to live in the present and knows this is the best place to be as well.

I didn’t mention it earlier, but I came across this quote on a new notepad a bought a while back – A Great Thought a Day.  And while the next page doesn’t offer suggestions on how to arrive at this threshold the thought made me think. I know that bringing my awareness to this very thought will take me somewhere good – I hope it does you too!