I’m now on the 13th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is meditation.
I have these Para-Gram cards given to me by one of my best girlfriends, Jem, which I read from time to time during meditation. And today, I once again read about Success which I’d like to share with you here.
The Para-Gram of Success says:
First, carefully choose your work. If you have not yet found something that satisfies you, continue to search for it. You must like your vocation if you expect to succeed. Each day, try to accomplish something, large or small, that you had always thought you could not accomplish. When you make up your mind to do something, do not give up. Success attained through determination and right action brings you more than material wealth; it gives the joy of accomplishment.
That’s what we want, right? I think for many of us, more than the joy of material wealth, we want the joy of accomplishment. Living at the farm has actually given me that — more happiness, more joy, more sense of accomplishment. It’s a pretty basic and simple life but for some reason, I am much happier here.
Since I’ve been at the farm, I’ve started doing small things that can contribute to my success. Each day, I do something that involves things I love, be it blogging, planting seeds, taking care of my replanted herbs, learning more about farming by downloading Youtube videos about it and watching these videos, hiking in the woods and the mountains, etc.
Adrian Marie Adriano (owner of The Moonleaf Tea Shop) said on Entrepreneur Magazine (October 2011 issue) “If you have an idea, cultivate it and take risks.” I’ve never really had anyone support me before. Now, I have Mahal, and we support each other with the things we dream of and want to accomplish. I also have the guidance of my self-help books and I am inspired by other creative people around me. Venus Williams, Olympic gold medalist and professional tennis champion also said: “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That’s what makes you a winner.” And a lot of other entrepreneurs we read about would always say that grit is a much-needed element when pursuing your dreams. The road to success won’t always be paved before you. You have to pave it yourself. When you stumble, get back up, continue with what you’ve started, or begin anew again.
I am far from being a winner, but I’m not just sitting around here either. You are only a failure when you totally give up. George Washington Carver (Chemist who discovered over 325 uses for the peanut) once said: “99% of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.” It’s a good thing that I’ve stopped making excuses and that Mahal and I have already acted on our dreams of establishing a sustainable farm life. If we want to get from where we were to where we want to be, then we really have to have to take risks. Make the decision to stop complaining, stop spending time with complainers, and get on creating the life of our dreams.
How about you? Have you started on your path towards success? Or are you there already? Share with us your story. ^_^