In the last quote, #13, I spoke about how kids, especially teens, need encouragement in order to succeed. Well, adults need encouragement too, our whole lives in fact. As young adults, we may change careers often, or not know exactly what we want to do for our career or job. This can create anxiety and stress, so we do need some support.
I myself have had many jobs and many careers. Currently, I wear many hats. In the daytime, I am an author, a life and wellness coach, a personal trainer, a mother, wife, and exercise enthusiast. In the evenings, I work as a server in a busy hotel restaurant. I still need encouragement from my mentors and friends.
Success cannot be defined by wealth. I struggle to meet my bills every month, yet my life is filled with abundance and richness that cannot be measured. What about the other one and one-quarter percent in the quote above? What is that referring to?
I believe it has to do with the gift of free will. We can make smart choices and we can also make stupid decisions that affect our success in many areas of life. I have seen a gentleman who had everything, a long time committed partner, a one month old healthy child, a roof over his head, and a loving community around him, make a choice that changed everything. His free will guided him to have an affair when the baby was one month old, and the double life, lies, and deceit created an exhausting existence. He lost everything, because the affair was taking up too much of his energy, and he could not get to work on time. He lost his job and began drinking alcohol with regularity. So, that is one example of the other one and one quarter percent.
A life-long love of learning stimulates our lives in many ways and gives us energy. We all have walked into a party and felt the good energy in the room, watching somebody master the room with their positive vibes, great stories, and love of life. That is contagious. It is also contagious when we walk into a room and feel down immediately, but we don't know why. Negative energy thrown off by somebody in the room is also permeating the party. I suggest making a polite exit. In order to be successful in all of the ways that the word means tells me I must honor all facets of my life and my goals.
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