Is overnight success a myth?
Oct 13, 2013 / 5:00 am
When I started my business I believed in overnight success. As a Law of Attraction practitioner I absolutely know that quantum leaps can happen in a moment. I have seen it happen more times than I can tell you.
Sustainable success seems to happen over longer periods of time. Makes sense, hence 'sustainable'. But what I really mean is that the people I see that are the icons in every facet of life kept following their dream for years without the accolades they now have.
Do you have that tenacity to follow your dream for years without actually seeing the success you KNOW is there?
Last night Geoff and I had the immense pleasure of hearing Colonel Chris Hadfield, former Commander of the International Space Station speak. If you ever get a chance to hear him - do. He was captivating and delightful all at the same time. (If you don't know who Col. Hadfield is - he's the one who tweeted out his pictures of the Earth from the Space Station and oh yeah, the guy who sang David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' and now has over 18 million views on YouTube!) He made Space cool again.
Col. Hadfield had a goal as a child to become an astronaut. I mean really, who didn't in the 60's? The difference was that he followed the path (the energy) that could most likely take him there. He joined the Air Cadets, learned to fly, learned a second language and became an engineer.
I say 'most likely' because he's Canadian and we didn't have astronauts back then. There was no space program. No training program. No Moon initiative. No need for astronauts.
Luckily, he saw the ad in the paper (only in Canada!) looking for people who wanted to become astronauts. He applied and the rest is history.
He also learned to speak Russian and lived in and out of Russia for the last 20 years. You can see that he took the easy path in life, right? I'm kidding, lol.
So what am I getting at? It took this man 23 years from the inception of his dream until the real opportunity came for him to actually become an astronaut. Another 3 years after that - he was in Space.
Who has that kind of drive?!! The willingness to stay on a path that doesn't seem to exist FOR TWENTY-THREE YEARS?
Often, I get people coming to me saying 'this Law of Attraction stuff doesn't work'. They tried it for awhile and it didn't work. Now, I get it, people read some books, watch 'The Secret' and there is some belief that you can just meditate on your couch and voilà - cool stuff shows up. Ask, Believe, Receive, right?
You know what, sometimes that happens but that's really not what Law of Attraction is all about. Ask, Believe, Receive - yes - but with more information interjected into that along with ACTION.
Col. Hadfield believed without seeing. Most people live by the motto, 'I'll believe when I see it." Hadfield took action while believing and without seeing.
Often the hardest part is believing because we have so many stories that counteract what we'd like to believe. 'Sure,' one might say, 'I believe it can happen and in the meantime, I'm going to try to prove it.'
This has the energy of 'I would like to believe it but I'm not sure and I don't want to look like a fool so I'm going to see if this stuff actually works and I really hope it does because that would be cool!'.
Which actually means to the Universe - I 'kind of' don't believe it. What results would we expect to get back if the Universe is a mirror? Results that 'kind of' indicate that it works sometimes and not others.
What's the solution? Watch the video 'Dangerous Trends' - it's just over 20 minutes long and I outline some very specific steps you can take to make sure that Law of Attraction works for you more consistently.
Here's the bottom line - when you use the Law of Attraction to your fullest capability - shifts occur and often instantly. For the bigger, more elusive desires that don't seem to come as instantly - like Col. Hadfield - against all odds, you have to faith (belief), take action (follow the energy) and shift your limiting beliefs and stories (clear the stuck energy).
How cool will it be for you to start creating the business and life you deserve?
Read more Attraction in Action articles
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- When others don't believe in you... Nov 24
- Questfirmations Nov 10
- Living in the fog? Oct 27
- Is overnight success a myth? Oct 13
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- What energy will you be today? Aug 29
- Evolution of The Law of Attraction Aug 1
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