People often ask each other “How’s business?” In publishing The Holistic Networker, I have the opportunity to answer that question every three months. This is the fourth issue of The Holistic Networker — each one has grown in both quantity and quality.
I have noticed several characteristics common to people who are successful in life: they work for a lofty goal, they focus on what works, they take responsibility for their wins and their losses, and they persistently strive for success.
Individuals achieve exactly that they believe is possible. People focused on short-term goals often experience life as a series of fires to be put out. Working on a lofty goal propels successful people to overcome these day-to-day obstacles and to see them as stepping stones to their success.
Successful people are focused on what works. They put energy into creating what they desire, not what they resist. This type of person is often found refining and enhancing existing procedures to make them work even more efficiently. Unsuccessful people often have their attention focused on problems and always seem to know all the reasons why their life is going poorly.
Successful people take full responsibility for both their wins and losses. Talk to any really successful person, and you’ll find them to be frank about their past successes and failures. They don’t choose to play a victim role. They see life as a game to be played. They label obstacles “challenges” and mistakes “learning experiences.” You won’t hear them tell you how “the system” is out to get them.
Successful people are also doggedly persistent. I’m fond of the story of Col. Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken®. His business plan was turned down over 1,000 times. How many of us have the confidence to keep on plugging after that much rejection?
I have observed that successful people are successful because they believe themselves to be. They don’t base their feelings of success on past experience, but rather, they create that feeling with their imagination. Imagination is the source of successful endeavors. The wonderful thing about imagination is that it is available to everyone. Imagination, along with persistence, allows one to achieve success.
The products and services in The Holistic Networker are aimed at helping you to achieve success. I encourage you to take advantage of what is offered here. Imagine actually achieving all that you desire, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Tony Cecala, Ph.D.
Publisher, The Holistic Networker
©1993, Tony Cecala
About Tony Cecala
Tony is a business strategist. He publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In his spare time he reads about technology and the mind.