Some final thoughts on the road to success

In many of the recent posts, I said I was going to share with you the essence of what The Roadmap to Success program teaches and I have done that. And please be clear that there’s a difference between “the essence” and the whole story. If you find the essence of interest, you can access the whole story at http://www.unshackledleadership.com/the-roadmap-to-success-program.

Summarizing what we’ve discussed over these past few weeks:

* You were born with the same exact power to create as everyone else.

   * You can create anything

   * And, you’re creating all the time

   * There’s never a time you’re not creating

* There’s not one thing you see with our eyes that’s the truth – it’s only a projection of your past thoughts

* Your thoughts create your experiences 100% of the time

* Your emotions are the fuel that either makes everything happen or prevents things from happening.

In the last few posts, I have begun to share how to put these principles into action and create the life of your dreams. It is now time to complete this series and I offer you the following important remarks:

Because there is no such thing as a neutral thought and all thoughts create on some level, if you want to have an amazing life, you must watch what comes out of your mouth. People say anything they darn please. We’re critical and judgment, we talk about people behind their backs, we gossip and say all kinds of negative and disempowering things. Given the opportunity to say something nice, we mostly choose to say things that are not so nice.

Tell the truth: you know you do this, right? And what’s worse, we don’t even give it much thought. Somehow, we assume it’s fine to do this.

It’s not, so stop it. Wake up. Think about what you’re about to say before you say it. Your words reflect your thoughts, your words create your reality, your words get planted in the fertile soil of creation and manifest. Learn to speak about what you want. Speak words of gratitude and appreciation. I was told by a student of ours that Albert Einstein used to say Thank You at least 100 times a day. So all of us have gotten into the habit of saying Thank You all day long. Try it and watch how quickly you will create things that will support you in being grateful.

And finally, if you want to have a really amazing life, forgive yourself and everyone else in your life for everything. Unforgiveness often doesn’t hurt the person we refuse to forgive at all, but it always hurts us. As long as we don’t forgive, we are bound to the other person with bonds of pain or anger or a desire for revenge. Forgiving doesn’t mean finding a way to excuse someone. There may be no excuse in the world for what they did. But forgiving does mean giving up the desire to punish them. Holding on to the need to see them pay for their words or actions is holding on to the injury itself. Forgiveness releases us from the power a wrongful action still has over us and sets us free to heal and move on.

It’s often the case that the person we most need to forgive is ourselves. We often regret actions we’ve taken or feel guilty for them. If that’s the case, surely look to see what actions need to be taken to set the situation right. But once that’s done, be willing to forgive yourself and move on. It’s been proven over and over again that true joy cannot occur in the absence of forgiveness. And what’s a life worth if it doesn’t contain joy.

I hope you’ve found these posts of value. The entire Roadmap to Success program has been recorded and is available as a download or as a 3 DVD package. If you’re interested in either, check out the program at http://www.unshackledleadership.com/the-roadmap-to-success-program. Or give us a call and we can discuss how to bring this program into your company.