The Key to My Success

I found the key – you know, the secret to success! I have been searching long and hard. I have looked through books, websites and conferences. I have been listening to the gurus, experts and all those that have gone on before me. I have been reviewing, refocusing and reconsidering all of the information.

It finally became clear.

I attended an event last night to support a friend. It was not the meeting I thought I was attending, but I am learning that sometimes what I expect and what God has planned are not the same thing. It makes the journey a little easier if I approach with an open mind.

I had heard the pitch before – although not for this particular path. I listened and I questioned and I shared. It was a good idea. It could work.

The drive home left me with plenty of time to contemplate all that I had heard. “I could do this.” I told myself.

“You can do anything.” Myself reminded me.

I heard the click. I am surprised that I did not see a flashing light. All at once I recognized the key.

I am the key. And that statement is made even more powerful in the speaking when you grasp the power of “I am.”

The Key to Success

    I – only I can make the changes necessary to become what I desire because only I understand my true needs.

    I – only I will be able to reveal the truth of my why because I am the only one of me out there.

    I – only I have the ability to take the steps that will move me down my path. A path moving for me will eventually fling me off. I must move.

    I – only I know my design because only I can know my Maker’s plan for me because that is the way that He designed it – a personal, intimate relationship that requires faith, trust and hope to follow.

I am the key. I confess that I have known this for years now. I try to ignore it. I want there to be an easier path. I want someone else to be responsible. But I am the key.

I was successful in my sales career because I put in the effort to make the appointments and make the sales.

I was successful with my ballroom dancing because I put in the hours to learn the dances and help the students.

I was successful with my garden because I put in the energy to clear the plots, plants the seeds and maintain the beds as the seeds grew.

The moment I quit, the success waned. But, if it happened before then it will happen again if I make the effort, take the time, and invest the energy to reach my goals.

You are a success – now do what it takes to see that success in all aspects of your life.

Be blessed,

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6 thoughts on “The Key to My Success

  1. My problem is that I’m afraid of success. I’m afraid people will expect more than I can give. I’m working on it, but it’s slow going. Like you said: “You are a success – now do what it takes to see that success in all aspects of your life.” This encourages me. Thanks!

    1. And you encourage me, Carol, by taking a moment to read the blog and share your inspiration. Keep pushing forward and let your measuring stick be set by you and God and not the world 😉

  2. Hi Kathryn,
    I agree wholeheartedly with your comment about success. The Holy Spirit has revealed to me the secret to achieving it and it is vastly similar to what you shared. I heard you speak at the Local Author Expo last Saturday. I think all of you did a wonderful job. Keep up the good work and may God continue to bless you all.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to visit today, Cedric, and for stopping in at the Expo. I still struggle to follow through, but I am taking it one step at I time. How are you staying on track? I also enjoy gaining encouragement from the journeys of others.

  3. Hi Kathryn,

    Thanks for the encouraging words. I’m learning that many successful people are very focused. Not an easy thing for me, a “free-spirit,” according to more than one of my friends. But there are some good things about being adaptable. Being able to help a friend in need or to be there for my child and husband.

    Still, I’ve learned a lot from Stephen Covey and from my focused friends.

    1. Hey Stephanie,

      I understand the “free-spirit” mindset. I have to keep practicing this focused thing and I KNOW that eventually it will take. 🙂

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