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Secret to Success

POSTED: July 14, 2009, 11:46 pm

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The secret to success are confident actions, today!

What the heck do I mean by that? Focus your thoughts on today, this moment, the time you have, move from the gut and from the heart, and I guarantee that every night you lay your head down, you feel successful.  True success, feeling accomplished is not defined, necessarily, by your career or how much you make, but by how in touch your are with what moves you and makes your heart sing. If you can stay in touch with those voices, be honest with those voices, you are successful.

Many of us have felt successful and accomplished and did not trust it. Why? Maybe it didn’t come with a lot of money or fame or notoriety, so we convinced ourselves, or maybe our parents, or the Joneses convinced you, it was not enough. So you jumped on the treadmill of life with the other nutty crusaders and now you are stressed out and wigged out like every body else. Can I get a witness?

When I was a kid, I never dreamed of being successful, I mean rich. I did dream of being happy, of traveling the world, and of helping people. Yes, I did want a lot of people to know me, because I figured I would be helping that many people. I’ve been doing that all my life. There are times, I get off track and that’s when I worry about money or measuring up to some outside expectation. For me it’s my mother’s expectation that I’m next in line after Oprah. Or, kick Oprah to the curb, why don’t you? Or when I worry that I am not contributing enough money to our family income.

I have earned a lot of money and I wouldn’t say I was any happier. I am a friend to a few wealthy folks in New York City. I’m sorry, but I don’t think they have the secret to happiness. Everything shows me they are pretty successful. And, I know I can look darn successful on my crappiest day. Go figure!

So, here is more of what I’m trying to say. Being successful and feeling content with you, does not live in the past or the future, it is in the now. The past will rob you of possibility. Drown you in regrets and nostalgia. The future will always have you chasing the carrot and you are never good enough. Ever!

Today is about all you can manage and “control”.  So take on today, with no fears. Jump in to today with confidence!

If you have comments or an inquiry about success, contact Sandra Daley at or visit her website

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