Sunday, March 28, 2010

What is Success for You?

When we judge we have failed, we shut down.
When we criticize others for their mistakes, we become fear being judged.
When we try to never fail or make mistakes, we become more cautious, restricted and doubtful.
When we limit ourselves and others, we are unavailable for spiritual guidance and willingess to act.

It is important to revisit our definitions of success.
Success can be overcoming fear by taking risks.
Success can be being willing to let go and love again.
Success can be undoing false beliefs, prejudices and opinions.
Success can be denying that mistakes will do harm to us and others.
Success can be making mistakes to learn what works and no longer works for us.
Success can be going to bed tired and happy with ourselves.
Success can be just keeping our mind on the Good in our lives.
Success can be writing a thank you note or composing a poem.
Success can be keeping our kitchen clean and making our bed.
Success can be being conscious enough to keep improving our lives.
Success can be taking responsibility for giving our best to everyone.
Success can be forgiving the past and moving forward with enthusiasm and confidence.
Success can be enjoying the day for all it offers us without complaint or wishing for changes.
Success can be smiling at someone who is alone or giving a hug where it is wanted and needed.
Success can be living free from fear and anxiety, trusting that tomorrow will bring more gratitude.

Every night when you go to bed, say prayers of gratitude.
You will sleep peacefully with inner peace.
Every night give yourself the message, “This was a good day in which I loved well.”
You will feel appreciated for having loved well.

When we remember to listen within, we know we are Good.
When we remember to love well, we know we are important.
When we remember to give our best, we know we make a difference.
When we remember to respect those around us, we know we are a healing Presence.

Life is a success when we are willing to appreciate the everyday successes.
Loving you,  

Betty Lue

Twelve Daily Steps To Optimistic Living
1. Focus on my successes rather than on my failures.
2. Notice that which I have accomplished rather than that which I’ve left undone.
3. See and acknowledge my beauty rather than focusing on my imperfections.
4. Notice and acknowledge all the times I’ve followed the optimum conditions, rather than judging myself for the times I have not.
5. Acknowledge all my wins each and every day.
6. Create and maintain an environment that nurtures me.
7.  See problems as opportunities to learn from rather than as obstacles to avoid.
8.  Tell the whole truth on a moment to moment basis in order to maintain impeccable and loving relationships.
9. Be conscious every moment to put positive thoughts into my mind rather than negative, knowing all thoughts are creative.
10.  Appreciate my feelings as a means of understanding myself, thus directing and creating my reality.
11. Continue to forgive myself and others as a means of creating a state of Grace.
12. Fill my life with joy and ecstasy by practicing daily the art and skill of verbally expressing my gratitude for all that I have.