The Three steps to success
What is the meaning of success? Quoting Earl Nightingale from his book, the Strangest Secret, “ success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.” It doesn't necessarily matter what ideals your presume worthy as long as that is where your true passion dwells. For instance, your mission could be to work from home and raise your children into thriving adults. By working towards this goal and attaining it, then by definition, you are successful.
In this article Cultivating Tomorrows Leaders will discuss the three steps to success. To illustrate these steps, we cut an excerpt from Dr. Joseph Murphy’s world renowned book that has shaped many lives into success and abundance, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind. In this book, Murphy asserts that life events are actually the result of the workings of your conscious and subconscious minds. He suggests practical techniques through which one can change one's destiny, principally by focusing and redirecting this miraculous energy of your mind. Though some may not fully agree with this concept, the three steps to success that he uncovers are feasible and do in fact define the principles behind being successful. We all can learn something from his words.
Excerpt from The Power of Your Subconscious Mind – By Dr. Joseph Murphy
"Success means successful living. A long period of peace, joy, and happiness on this plane may be termed success. The eternal experience of these qualities is the everlasting life spoken of by Jesus. The real things of life, such as peace, harmony, integrity, security, and happiness are intangible. They come from the Deep Self of man. Meditating on these qualities builds these treasures of heaven in our subconscious."
The Three Steps to Success
Let's discuss the three steps to success:
"The first step to success is to find out the thing you love to do, then do it. Success is in loving your work. Although, if a man is a psychiatrist, it is not adequate for him to get a diploma and place it on the wall; he must keep up with the times, attend conventions, and continue studying the mind and its workings. The successful psychiatrist visits clinics and reads the latest scientific articles. In other words, he is informed in the most advanced methods of alleviating human suffering. The successful psychiatrist or doctor must have the interest of his patients at heart. Someone may say, “How can I put the first step into operation? I do not know what I should do.” In such a case, pray for guidance as follows: “The infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind reveals to me my true place in life.” Repeat this prayer quietly, positively, and lovingly to your deeper mind. As you persist with faith and confidence, the answer will come to you as a feeling, a hunch, or a tendency in a certain direction. It will come to you clearly and in peace, and as an inner silent awareness."
"The second step to success is to specialize in some particular branch of work and know more about it than anyone else. For example, if a young man chooses chemistry as his profession, he should concentrate on one of the many branches in this field. He should give all of his time and attention to his chosen specialty. He should become sufficiently enthusiastic to try to know all there is available about his field; if possible, he should know more than anyone else. The young man should become ardently interested in his work and should desire to serve the world.
He that is greatest among you, let him become your servant. There is a great contrast in this attitude of mind in comparison to that of the man who only wants to makes a living or just “get by.” “Getting by” is not true success. Man’s motive must be greater, nobler, and more altruistic. He must serve others, thereby casting his bread upon the waters."
"The third step is the most important one. You must be sure that the thing you want to do does not redound to your success only. Your desire must not be selfish; it must benefit humanity. The path of a complete circuit must be formed. In other words, your idea must go forth with the purpose of blessing or serving the world. It will then come back to you pressed down, shaken together, and running over. If it is to benefit yourself exclusively, the circle or complete circuit is not formed, and you may experience a short circuit in your life which may consist of limitation or sickness.
As you can see, these three steps to success, if applied effectively, do in fact have the power to change your life positively should you allow it to. With passion in what you do, choosing a specialty within your niche and by making a conscious effort to positively affect others, success is yours for the taking. Cultivating Tomorrows Leaders prides itself in urging our site community to go after their true passions rather than simply settling for a job that is dissatisfying. There’s no reason why you can’t live your dreams and have a happy, healthy and abundant life, but the will to achieve this starts with you. How bad do you really want success? If it’s something you truly desire, go after it and never look back. Your life and mind will surely thank you for it."
the power of your subconscious mind book
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind is a classic book that has helped millions to refocus their thoughts in order to achieve success in all forms of life. If you found the three steps to success useful, grab your own copy of Dr. Joseph Murphy’s book to learn more about his methods to positively impact your life.