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.