Secrets to a Successful Life
By Vanessa Marie Dewsbury
I realized many years ago that true success is created and cultivated from within. It is not defined by the size of our house or the kind of car we drive, true success is found in the richness of our life experiences and in the smiles of those we love.
It’s important to know this because it helps us understand that success isn’t something we need to constantly chase or strive for externally, true success is found within, and it's from having gratitude for all that we already have.
Secrets to success
Successful people take risks. They live in the space of possibility and greatness and they are not afraid to step outside their comfort zone. One who takes risks doesn’t believe in failure, in fact they see failure as an opportunity to learn and grow, and to do things differently and better than before. They are fuelled by their passions and they burn their own trail instead of following the foot steps of others. They are inspired by those who push the boundaries of possibility and reach beyond themselves in order to achieve greatness.
If you want to become successful in your personal, business, or spiritual pursuits, you will need to muster up the courage to take risks that can potentially catapult you towards your desired outcomes.
“I continuously push myself to learn and develop in areas of life that bring me happiness, freedom, and purpose.”
Authenticity is everything
To obtain the highest form of success in all areas of your life, it’s important to remain authentic and true to yourself. If you operate from any other frequency people will feel that vibe in all things you do. They will feel the inauthentic energy that you are giving off and this “vibe” may turn people away.
When you choose to show up in life as who you truly are, at the very core of your heart and soul, you will find people naturally gravitate towards your energy because it feels good and it feels real, and people appreciate people who keep it real. So be yourself and allow those who are drawn to you, to come to you.
Stay true to your truth.
“I acknowledge my own self-worth and my self-confidence is rising.”
Visualization is huge when it comes to success. It’s the process of “imagining” the successes you want in life as they have already manifested. But don’t just imagine, go deep within your own energy and connect to the emotions you will experience when you achieve your goals and dreams. Step into the feelings of joy, happiness, bliss, and excitement and allow that energy to fill you up. Sit with it and embrace it fully and completely.
The Universe doesn’t know the difference between fiction and reality, so take advantage of that notion and begin to see your dreams as if they are already right in front of you, as if they have already manifested. Act, “as if.” Engage in the practice of daily visualization and watch as it magically moves you even closer to your desired outcomes.
“I choose to think positively and create a wonderful and successful life for myself.”
Clarity & action
We can have all the dreams we want, however without having clarity and taking action, nothing can possibly come to fruition.
Begin by getting crystal clear on your ideal life and how you want it to look in all areas. Financial, career, relationships, spiritual, social life etc. and then become conscious of the choices you make from moment to moment as your choices either move you towards your goals and visions, or away from them.
When it comes to taking action towards your dreams, well, your actions really are the keys to your success. After you have gotten super clear on what you desire your life to look like, write down the action steps needed to create your desires into physical reality. It's also important that you don't overwhelm yourself when goal planning so be sure to set obtainable goals that you know you can reach with ease, not force. Remember every little step counts and all steps lead you to the big results.
There is no time like the present to create a life you love and you need to start somewhere, so dig in deep, find your courage and start designing your destiny. It may seem scary and daunting to take that first step but trust yourself and trust that the Universe is fully supporting you at all times. You don’t have to have it all figured out before you start, just begin to take inspired and aligned action and watch as the magic unfolds.
“I will be open-minded and always eager to explore new avenues to success.”
Self-Awareness is the understanding of one's own thoughts, behaviours, feelings, and actions. When one develops self-awareness, they become a conscious creator of their life. By recognizing that your thoughts, feelings, and emotions act as your guiding force, you can then take control of your inner environment and how you respond to your external environment. Self-awareness helps you better know yourself, which in turn, helps you recognize your strengths and abilities, and uncover your weaknesses.
This process involves getting real, honest, and vulnerable with yourself, and it means not being afraid to dig deeply into “self” to check where change may be required in order for growth to take place. Being self-aware can also assist you in becoming a more effective leader. It enables you to take yourself out of a situation to see opinions and perspectives from the eyes of another; this is also called Emotional Intelligence.
Overall, developing and enhancing self-awareness will substantially effect not only the relationship you have with yourself, but with everyone around you. It will create more healthy, meaningful, and interpersonal relationships that will contribute to your growth and success.
“I am surrounded by supportive, positive people who believe in me and want to see me succeed.”
Connect to your purpose
When you connect to your purpose, you will begin to live a more meaningful existence. Knowing your purpose will help you stay focused on what truly matters most. When you live your life through purpose, you express it constantly and base your choices, actions, and feelings accordingly.
One who is aware of their purpose tends to make greater impacts through their work, which serves and inspires others on a deeper soul level. When it comes to purpose however, many think it needs to be this grand ole thing that everyone knows about, but that is not the truth. Your purpose is perhaps being a mother, a father, a great friend or a committed employee/employer. At the very core of it, your purpose, is just being you and showing up in life as your authentic and genuine self.
So don’t be discouraged and believe that you don’t have a purpose, or that you need to search for it, it’s simply a matter of doing what you do the very best you can, and it’s also choosing to do only the things that serve you and others in the most beneficial way possible. To connect more fully to your purpose, engage in what brings you the most joy, what brings harmony to your heart, and ask yourself what values mean the most to you.
Purpose is not something you find outside of yourself, it’s connecting to what is already within you.
“I let go of old, negative beliefs that have stood in the way of my success.”
Believe in yourself!
Belief is the root of all creation and when it comes to belief in yourself, this part is so important. If you don’t believe in yourself, and in your dreams and desires, how can you possibly create anything? It’s the ultimate foundation of your success because everything is created based on what you believe. And when it comes to belief, it can’t be 85% or even 90%, it needs to be 100% or nothing at all. You can’t leave room for any doubt.
You have to believe in yourself and in your dreams just as much as you believe there is a sun, a moon, the sky, and the stars. Any limits that you have when it comes to achieving success are simply ones that you place upon yourself, because limits don’t exist unless we create them. Whatever you are setting forth to do in order to achieve inner and outer success, you need to go all in with your belief in self and what you are doing and never allow outside sources or persuasions influence you otherwise.
“I have everything I need to face any obstacles that come my way."
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Hey! I'm Vanessa Marie Dewsbury, the owner and creator of The Soul Sanctuary. I'm an Intuitive Energy Healer, Spiritual Life Guide, and Certified Law of Attraction Coach.
I'm also the Author of 3x Bestselling book, Heart Is Where The Home Is. My purpose in life is to help bring healing to people who have experienced great stress, loss, and trauma. I help my clients connect to their inner truth and gain healthy perceptions of themselves so they can feel empowered, seen, and understood.
Things that bring me joy.
My family, our dogs, Mother Nature, lattes, photography, writing, and anything related to spirituality.
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