|People often ask each other "How's business?" In publishing The Holistic Networker, I have the opportunity to answer that question every three months.
This is the fourth issue of The Holistic Networker -- each one has grown in both quantity and quality.
I have noticed several characteristics common to people who are
successful in life: they work for a lofty goal, they focus on
what works, they take responsibility for their wins and their
losses, and they persistently strive for success.
Individuals achieve exactly that they believe is possible. People
focused on short-term goals often experience life as a series
of fires to be put out. Working on a lofty goal propels successful
people to overcome these day-to-day obstacles and to see them
as stepping stones to their success.
Successful people are focused on what works. They put energy into
creating what they desire, not what they resist. This type of
person is often found refining and enhancing existing procedures
to make them work even more efficiently. Unsuccessful people often
have their attention focused on problems and always seem to know
all the reasons why their life is going poorly.
Successful people take full responsibility for both their wins
and losses. Talk to any really successful person, and you'll find
them to be frank about their past successes and failures. They
don't choose to play a victim role. They see life as a game to
be played. They label obstacles "challenges" and mistakes "learning
experiences." You won't hear them tell you how "the system" is
out to get them.
Successful people are also doggedly persistent. I'm fond of the
story of Col. Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken®.
His business plan was turned down over 1,000 times. How many of
us have the confidence to keep on plugging after that much rejection?
I have observed that successful people are successful because
they believe themselves to be. They don't base their feelings
of success on past experience, but rather, they create that feeling
with their imagination. Imagination is the source of successful
endeavors. The wonderful thing about imagination is that it is
available to everyone. Imagination, along with persistence, allows
one to achieve success.
The products and services in The Holistic Networker are aimed at helping you to achieve success. I encourage you
to take advantage of what is offered here. Imagine actually achieving
all that you desire, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Tony Cecala, Ph.D.
Publisher, The Holistic Networker
©1993, Tony Cecala