You only get one life. Do you often find yourself wishing you were living a different one? Well, then you probably should make it happen. Especially when it comes to the very personal question of success.
I know this well because I was stuck for quite some time when first starting my business. I knew I wanted to reach more women, make more money and still do what I loved most. But I felt like I had no clue how to get there.
The first thing I discovered on my journey was that there is a profound difference between wishing for success and actually being able to receive it. What's not so obvious is this: you are not ready to receive success if you don't believe in your heart that you not only deserve it, but that you can have it.
Once I was on the road to feeling my personal definition of success, people asked me about my secret. While there is no magic formula for success because everyone's definition of success is personal, there are a few steps that can work for anyone.
But whenever I have achieved a new level of success like doubling my income or manifesting love, I did put some kind of system in place to achieve "results." I want to share five essential steps with you, so that you can immediately change your personal rules of success (especially if your current ones aren't serving you):
1. Set a really big intention.
Make a decision that you will achieve something in your life, through hard work and dedication, that is nonetheless way beyond what you think you can have.
I have trouble with the idea of "making a wish," because wishing something is just hoping that it will happen. An intention is completely different. It is a decision. You are deciding to make a commitment to bring something you want into your life.
It may sound too formal, but the most important element of setting an intention is actually setting a date. For example, "I intend to earn $30,000 by March 31." Of course, if you don't fully achieve your intention by said date, it's not an invitation to beat yourself up. But we humans do well with structure, and a time-sensitive intention will lead to better results, trust me.
2. Shift your focal point.
We use the word "perspective" metaphorically a lot. But really it refers to how we are seeing things. In order to see something different, to change your perspective, you need to ask different questions. I do this by investing in myself and in mentors who help me change my level of awareness so that I can keep on growing and succeeding. But there are a few questions that you can ask yourself to get you started: