Ok so you’ve certainly had many, or at least some, achievements in your life. Here’s the question, “do you feel successful?” If the answer is yes, then you are a rare bird. Most people, even super achievers usually answer “no”. Why is this?
I believe it must be some sort of alignment issue. We can achieve all we want but if these achievements don’t align with a deeper part of ourselves, we will never feel successful. This deeper part is your second self, it’s the unlived part of your being. It knows and senses that we are not really living fully, not reaching for all that we are capable of, that we are playing it much too safe, playing for security, comfort, and retirement. Playing in this little league will never lead to feeling successful.
We must find our courage to face our fears, get out of our comfort zone, risk failure and humiliation as we swing for the fences at something deeply meaningful to us. It’s going to be scary as hell, that’s how you’ll know you’re on the right track.
John Wooden said, “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”
Anything less than this is just going to leave you with that nagging feeling that you came here to earth for a brief stint and just couldn’t find the courage to live the unlived life. What a waste. Especially since it’s only your rational mind and ego standing in the way. I urge you to get going and take some action while you still have the time and energy. – Albert
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