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,


Kathryn would love to hear more about your own journey to success – stumbles, triumphs and plans. Share here or connect with Kathryn over at Facebook , Google+ or twitter.

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  • 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!

    • 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 😉

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.