Success Comes in Bite-Sized Pieces

Success Comes in Bite-Sized Pieces

What’s the one thing you’re most proud of accomplishing in your life?  What did you sacrifice? How much time and energy did you use? If you’re like the rest of us, it wasn’t easy, but to this day we still feel great about it. We upped the ante on our self-respect and self-esteem. These treasured moments of triumph, self-valor, and what we accomplish in life bring the greatest value to ourselves and others.

So, what have you accomplished lately? What percentage of the population do you suppose consistently achieves their dreams and desires—repetitively—while the rest do OK? How’s that for an epitaph. “Her life was just OK.”?

James Allen says “Man wants to improve his circumstances but is unwilling to improve himself.” Why? Why do so few of us consistently take advantage of our personal power and potential success? The answer’s easy. Most of us don’t know how to begin—consistently. We get caught up in the day to day tasks without regard for creating and nurturing the image that delivers what we want to be, do, and have. You were successful in the past because you had a desire—an image of being, doing, or having. Image is everything! You cannot behave in any way that is inconsistent with your image. By the way, there’s always an image. Unfortunately, it generally represents your conditioning—not what matters. You receive most of your images through conditioning. Beware! They are not your own.

There’s another reason we create our lives through vicarious images. We are unaware that opportunity exists. Opportunity becomes eclipsed by these limited images and beliefs. Recycled images serve as blinders to what we can be.

Success Comes in Bite-Size Pieces

The solution lies in function of choice and discipline—that supports the image of our desire.  It’s the natural order of things. Build muscle by doing pushups, develop endurance by walking or running a little bit more every day. Harvest what you plant, cultivate, and nurture to enjoy the fruit of the original seed. These things are easy to do; they’re easy not to do.

We find self-motivation in belief—what we think, see, and feel.  The way we currently function is simply a result of the tiny repetitive choices we make every day. Guess what? Our future is determined by the simple, little, and repetitive choices we make today, tomorrow, and the day after that. Recognizing the success of these tiny accomplishments builds on that self-respect and self-esteem that comes with each tiny victory.

Success comes in bite-sized pieces. It’s also determined by what those bite-sized pieces are made of. So, if you want to achieve what’s important, you can. The question is what is that one simple daily discipline you can begin today that compounds into the success that brings you true comfort, self-respect, and self-esteem?

Now! What’s the one thing you’re not doing—that if you did—would have a significant and dynamic effect on all areas of your life? If it’s so important to you, why aren’t you doing it already? 

Grant Stewart