The pathway to success starts with taking responsibility

The 2015 Roadmap to Success Coaching Program that I’ve been writing about is off and running. In our first session, we discussed how simple the game of life is. After all is said and done, each and every one of us was born with the same creative powers. We each have the power to create practically anything and, in fact, we are creating all the time. What we create with is our thoughts. There is no such thing as a neutral thought. Every thought is like a seed planted in the fertile soil of creativity where it will grow or not, depending on our emotions. Positive, enthusiastic, optimistic emotions fertilize the soil and enhance the manifestation of our thoughts whereas negative, fearful, angry emotions kill off the possibility of our thoughts manifesting.

So the question was raised: if the game of life is really that simple, and it really is, how come everyone is not living the life of their dreams? There are many answers to that question and I’m going to use this and some future blogs to discuss them.

Here’s a very big reason: the vast majority of people go through life totally unconscious and unaware of what’s going on with them. People actually think that the circumstances of their life just happen and their responsibility is to react and respond to those circumstances. Mostly, people have no sense that they are creating those circumstances. And here’s what makes this so disempowering. The average person has about 60,000 thoughts a day, 95% of them are the same thoughts they had the day before, and 80% of them are negative. Is it any wonder that people keep creating the same circumstances over and over again? Is it any wonder that very few people have what they want?

If you want to stop this cycle and start creating the life and business of your dreams, the first step is to wake up! Become conscious. Start noticing everything going on around you. Get curious. Ask: what’s that all about.

In doing the above, you have to assume you are creating everything, with your thoughts and your emotions. Start every day with a reminder: Today I’m going to notice my thoughts, my emotions, what I assume to be true, and what I take for granted and I’m going to question what I believe to be true.

At the end of the day, get yourself a journal and take some time to think about and write about your day. What did you notice today about you? What did you spend the day thinking about? How were you feeling? What did you discover you believe or assume to be true?

Now this might seem like a lot of work and you’d be right if you had that thought. But the question is: do you want to continue to create the same circumstances over and over again or do you want to take charge of your life and your business. If the answer is the later, you’ll surely do what I’m recommending.