What is success?

"To believe in yourself and to follow your dreams, to have goals in life and a drive to succeed, and to surround yourself with the things and the people that make you happy- this is success!” -Sasha Azevedo

We all want to feel and be successful, but I think many of us make the mistake of judging our success by how much money we have or what job title we hold.  We compare ourselves to others and discount our own personal growth and level of happiness.  True success is having the right amount of money, transforming an old habit or negative belief, releasing a fear, doing things you love, and developing and recognizing your unique strengths.  Success is creating something when you need it, making a contribution to others, and loving and respecting yourself and others.  It is growing and learning from all of your experiences.  

Everything that you have learned and all of your skills and experiences are sources of future income and are part of your net worth.  Feel successful now by recognizing all of the wonderful things you have experienced, learned, and accomplished.  Learn to appreciate yourself and your successes, even the small ones, for as you acknowledge them you will build upon them.  Whatever you pay attention to grows and increases.  Paying attention to your past accomplishments and successes allows you to create successful, positive experiences in the future.

Do not feel jealous or threatened by others who are successful.  Begin now to believe that everyone’s success means even more success for you.  It is not wrong to feel competitive at your job if it helps you do your best.  But don’t feel that others who succeed in what you are doing can take away from your success.  There is an unlimited supply of success, and everyone can be successful if they would allow themselves to believe it is possible for them.  

As you begin to feel and become successful, challenge yourself to ask for more.  Indulge in unlimited thinking and expand your imagination of what is possible for you to have.  Keep opening to even more.  Trust that as more comes in you will develop new structures and ways to handle it.  Don’t worry about the details of bigger success, just enjoy allowing yourself to dream.  Picture yourself and everyone around you as successful, abundant, and happy.  There is more than enough for all of us.

Affirmations for creating a positive, successful state of mind:

“I am successful in all areas of my life, and I am allowing myself to feel successful now.”

“I am increasing my value and net worth by everything that I do.”

“I am always speaking of success and prosperity.  My words uplift and inspire others."

“I am allowing myself to have even more than I ever dreamed possible.”

“I believe in success and abundance for myself and others, and I know there is more than enough for everyone.”

In love and light,

Sydney