I know this is sort of a gross analogy, but I really think it’s the best one for what I want to tell you. Anyway, you know how it feels to be physically constipated, right? You sit there, trying to “go” and nothing happens. It’s frustrating…not to mention painful. And when you finally do go, WOW, what a relief! Well, I believe that the same thing can happen with our success. Like our bodies, our minds and emotions can get stopped up with junk. The result is stagnation of personal growth that, in turn, stifles success.
“Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.” ˜Jules Renard
What causes success constipation?
So glad you asked…
It’s a simple concept that goes like this: Good in, good out! If you spend most of your day taking in garbage, ie., TV, video games, negative rantings of your co-worker, your own negative rantings, the rehashed images of past failures, well, you’re bound to get a major case of clogged emotional pipes.
What should I do about it?
First, you need to clean up your mind…
Stop worrying so much about the things that don’t serve you. Those worries and concerns are hindering your life and your success. Accept the thoughts; thank them for the wisdom they brought; and let them move right on out the door…a true mind cleanse.
Second, you need to give it some positive food…
You know that old saying “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”? Well, that goes for self-talk, too. Be good to yourself. You deserve better than to be ridiculed and cut down by your own thoughts. Instead, try to counteract those big meany moments with a couple of positive affirmations. Example: I can accomplish my goals.
Third, you need to keep giving it some positive food…
You should be still saying those positive affirmations a week later, a month later, a year later…
Fourth, get an injection of energy, inspiration, and fuel for the journey.
READ, READ, READ…LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN…JOURNAL, JOURNAL, JOURNAL…BE TEACHABLE; BE FLEXIBLE; BE WHO YOU ARE. There are so many resources for encouragement that WILL help you succeed at your dreams. Celebrate your victories every day. Remember, you will not be perfect at this. No one is. I struggle with my own success constipation from time-to-time. That’s why I know you have the same issues. And that’s why I can tell you these things.
The most important thing here is consistency. Keep moving. After all, it’s the best thing for your success…and for your bowels.
Be Beautiful-Be Creative-Be Happy!