Title: THE THREE KEYS TO (TRUE) SUCCESS
Category: InspirationI.TO LOSE YOURSELF IN OTHERS
The best way to find happiness is to lose yourself in others.
When you are truly involved with a mission, a purpose, something exciting you can pour yourself into, you directly lose yourself in helping others and in serving God and making the world a better place.
Time takes on a different dimension and you are totally unaware of yourself because of your overpowering involvement in your activity.
Because of this it is vital to find a field to pour your talents into which you love.
Don’t be afraid to go against others (plans for you--find your own mission), pray, read, study and tune into your creative self conscious to find the answer.
II.GO THE EXTRA MILE
When Jesus was asked, “Should a man walk a mile with another man?” He said, “Yes, in fact walk an extra mile.”
This is what it takes to be a leader or to be on top in any field or profession.
Study harder, work smarter (the woodcutter story), work harder and longer to get the edge over your competition.
In working smarter, be a goal setter (write down your goals), set a time limit, share them with a significant friend you trust.
In working smart, develop communication skills (80% of success depends on it) both speaking and listening (be a selfish listener).
Be a reader and continually educate yourself in your field and in a broad overall education (listen to tapes, read motivation books, attend rallies and speeches, expose yourself to uplifting people and environments, run away from negative influences).
III.SEEK LOVE AS YOUR GREATEST ASSET
God is love, (Gospel of John), as we grow in love we grow in Godliness.
To love another person is to touch the face of God (the stage play, LES MISERABLES).
St. Paul said the most important qualities to strive for through the Holy Spirit, were faith, hope and love and the greatest, by far, was love.
Jesus said the greatest two commandments were to love God and to love neighbor, and he wanted his disciples to be known by the way they loved each other. Love is what living is all about and what makes it beautiful and rich and fun and exciting. Love is a blessing from God and we must be open to His love and grace by striving to have a clean spirit and an open heart and a character of humility.
Follow Jesus’ example of serving others and loving your spouse, your friends and everyone you encounter just as Jesus loved everyone including the sinners, the prostitutes, and those in most need of help.
Through your life accomplishments, make the world a better place and let your loving nature be the character trait emblazoned on your tombstone.
Follow Og Mandino’s advice from THE GREATEST SALESMAN IN THE WORLD, “I will greet each day with love in my heart. How will I look on all whom I meet? In only one single way, I will look them in the eye and I will say in my heart, I love you. I will greet each day with love in my heart and I will succeed).
FIVE BOOKS AS REFERENCES TO GREATER SUCCESS
1.The Bible (filled with God’s universal laws of success, happiness, peace, prosperity and everything we need for every situation)
2.THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING, by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
3.THE GREATEST SALESMAN IN THE WORLD, by Og Mandino
4.SEEDS OF SUCCESS, by Dr. Denis Waitley
5.THE SKY IS THE LIMIT, by Dr. Wayne Dwyer
(Each of the above authors has several other powerful and inspiring books. I recommend them all.) *Nightingale Conant Corporation, call 1-800-323-5552 for a free magazine in which to order numerous state of the art motivation materials at the best prices to fit any and every motivation need.