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Success And Your Journey To An Abundant Life

By Kurt Lee Hurley

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." —Robert Collier
Your journey to success is a pathway that only you and you alone can take, it is paved with gold as well as a little black and blue. The truly valuable lessons are in the learning and in the acquisition of all the necessary requisite tools, to not only make manifest your desires, but to also assist in the development of your well of resources. These will be resources that you will always have, and will be tools that you can use to help others achieve, what you too have been able to achieve.

Taking inspired and motivated action to get out of your current groove is the first step in living and enjoying the life you've always dreamed of, the life you are capable of. So if you want to change your life, start with 'changing your mind.' Positively!

There is no better time to initiate positive action than right now. Plan and prepare, develop confidence in your research and preparedness. Don't allow yourself to become petrified and immobilized by indecision. Realize that the time has come and you must act. If you hesitate, doubts will set in, continue to skulk and then turn into fear. You may falter a little. Yes, you may experience rejection. And yes, you may fail and fail you should, temporarily. That's life. Life's winners accept that in attempting to achieve their desires, they may have to modify accordingly and even begin again and perhaps again. The difference between successful people and those that just don't get it is not whether you make mistakes or even provisionally fail, but how you respond to your failures, and that you pick yourself up after each fall and continue on.

Indeed, a positive mental attitude is the consequence of a life devoted to self-improvement and to passionate service. With a personal pledge to doing and being your best today, you mustn't be overly concerned for the morrow. You can be self-assured that excellent things will happen and be equally confident that if difficulty arrives, you will have the mind, the might, the tools and the proficiency to muddle through, take control and then triumph over. You are resilient. You keep on keeping on. You don't allow the concept of doubt to annihilate your dreams.

Unless you outline/configure your own life, circumstances and events will outline/configure your life for you. You must work, sacrifice, invest, persist and persevere to get the outcome you desire. Choose well. You can't plan your journey until you know where your destination lies.

You are the sculptor, the master craftsman of your own image and self-concept. Have others already achieved what you want to achieve? Is there somebody in any walk of life that you really revere and have a high regard for? Analyze them and do what they did, it is called replication. Start anywhere, at anytime, and endure till the end. Believe in yourself and your innate abilities. Have the self-confidence to challenge your current state of affairs. This is your life to live; it's little by little, day by day and step by step.

Judiciously write down your goals. A mere three percent of people have written goals and only one percent reviews those written goals daily. Be in that elite one percent. Visualize the attainment of your goals often. Goals are dreams with dates attached. You will only become as great and as happy as the goals you choose - again I say "Choose Well"... it is imperative!

It's not going to be a cakewalk. You will have to emerge from your comfort zone to discover your inherent, but most likely latent potentials, and be open to receive the inevitable opportunities lying in wait for you. You have to overcome your fears and take the necessary calculated risks to overtake them. You must remain laser-focused and persevere despite the obstacles you will encounter along the way.

Success doesn't come quick; it doesn't come easy and should be painful enough to elicit deep introspection. It requires heart and soul; it requires passion and an unfailing burning desire. It will most assuredly also take considerable time before you can actually harvest the fruits of your labor, but you will reap what you sow trust me!

But how do you actually survive this phase? This is the period when you're working extremely hard to achieve your goals. This is also the best illustration of your mettle, when you must endure whatever adversity comes your way. The time has come for you to work harder, dig deeper, and sacrifice more to attain your ambitious desires. Remember the Law of Attraction: You attract into your life that which represents your true aspirations; you will only get what you give. This is law!

So what must you do? Discover the beauty of your current conditions, because wherever you go, there you are. Become a witness to the positive side of life, don't just observe, develop a testimony. Become passionate. Love your family, your boss, your coworkers, your friends, and even strangers. Again, It won't be easy; nevertheless nothing - and I whole-heartedly mean nothing - is at all impossible with iron-clad will power.

Balance is the key. Dream a big dream, taking positive action to move you onward and upward toward your goals. Remember; take it one step at a time. However while you're slowly creeping along the long and winding journey to success, be patient and remain as enthusiastic as possible. Enjoy the journey; after all, it is your life. Eventually, you will attain what you have so patiently longed for. Steadfastly remain humble. The rewards for humility are vast and far-reaching.

Okay, so here we are, are you ready to begin the journey? If so, then initiate it with the bravery, the audacity and the desire to improve your life. Stay alive, be persistent, enthusiastic and hold to the iron rod of positive thought, of astute positive thinking, and resolve to help others on their upward climb, on their journey to success, as well.

Kurt Lee Hurley is a nationally recognized fitness expert, celebrity trainer, nutrition counselor and Personal Empowerment Coach. With over 30 years of experience, Kurt's passion for his work and his success with clients have made him one of the most in-demand trainers in Los Angeles.
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