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Success - It's An Inside Job!
by Mary Robinson Reynolds

Success is the music you bring into your daily life and affairs. Success is the joy you allow yourself to experience, no matter how challenging or unpleasant a given moment.

Success is looking outside the window and really, REALLY seeing the sun, or the stars, rain, snow, wind; the flowers, blades of grass or pebbles of sand. Success is really being here now.

Success is knowing down to your toes that you have within you the creative capability to change whatever results you are getting to the results you prefer…
Success is whatever you want it to be.
Success, therefore, is an INSIDE JOB!

As women we know how to "do-do-do-it-all," so much so that we tend to plow over people on our way to getting there. This really doesn't leave much room on the highway of life for other leaders to emerge in business. The greatest challenge for women is that we have deeply engrained in our psyche that it's going to take super human feats to get "there". THAT WE MUST DO IT ALL! We must coach, cheerlead, encourage, nurse people along to keep them producing, prospecting and enrolling, wait, be patient, coach, cheerlead, hand hold!

Does this sound familiar? It's the nurturer in all of us. We deeply believe that the people in our organizations simply cannot make it without us behaving as if our only job was to be the Energizer Bunny banging our drums keeping everybody on task. NO, NO, NO - stop, please stop and give it a rest for just a moment.

The "there", that you are looking to achieve, is right here and right now. Success comes from your ability to visualize the life you want -and hold rigorously to that vision. Don't "do" anything just yet. Let's just do the "inside work" to the success you want first, and then the physical manifestation is on it's way.


That's right. Everything you could ever need or want is already inside of you, some of which you've already actualized, some of which you have coming forth, and some of which is just YOU where you stand right now. Accepting success is as simple as a choice. A choice to act, a choice for courage, a choice for grace. It's really all up to you as to whether or not you'll let yourself have it right now.

There are two steps today's woman must utilize with great discipline and consistency before "do-ing" anything. Don't do anything until you have taken the time to do these two steps. As women seeking the highest levels of financial and personal success, we must get our minds around working smarter, not harder -that is, if we really are going to have it all.

Step 1: Decide what you want.

Now this may sound simple enough, but is it?

There is nothing like the power of the made up mind. And there's nothing like the power of a WOMAN'S MADE UP MIND, and you all know what I mean. Your families know what I mean. Your pets know what I mean, and so do your neighbors across the street. Because once you DECIDE - watch out! Things start happening in a big, efficient and effective way.

So why don't we live our lives this way efficiently and effectively everyday? Historically in this society, women have been taught to wait. Wait on someone else (usually resembling a man) to decide! You know it's true. This has nothing to do with right or wrong, good or bad and certainly nothing against men. It's just been a part of our conditioning; that's all. There's never been a time like this before, where women are stepping into their greatness and their power, where women are wanting to take full responsiblity for their lives and with this, will come greatness to all: men, women and children. We are living in extraordinary times. It's as if we are all being asked to be what we came here to be and not succumb to mediocrity.

To do this means we must do things differently than we've ever done them before. Because the "do-do-doing" of our conditioning will overwhelm us and paralyze us until we can do nothing at all.

A woman's best friend is her heart. In deciding what you really want, you must trust your heart. The pull inside of you that feels good, right, and for the good of the whole.

Our conditioning, with both men and women, has been not to know what we know, feel what we feel or want what we want. The ONLY way to the levels of success that you seek is to be courageous enough to KNOW what you want. To decide, and decide, and decide, again, and again, and again UNTIL you have it EXACTLY the way you want it.

We have to give up waiting for someone else to decide; for someone else to take the risks; for someone else to make things happen or to run our lives for us. WE must decide for ourselves precisely what we want. WE MUST TRUST OURSELVES TO KNOW THAT WHAT WE WANT IS RIGHT.

THERE IS NO FAILURE, ONLY RESULTS. If you don't like the results you are getting; change them!

When you make a decision of how you want it to be in every miniscule aspect of your life, you will find yourself communicating those desires clearly, and people will now hear you in a new way.

Indecision is a decision not to decide. Your indecision comes through equally loud and clear. And the results of your indecision will keep you from the success you seek. So go ahead and just DECIDE how you want it to be. Don't worry about how, just decide and stand firmly in your mind upon that decision, and success will be yours.

Step 2: Imagine If You Will.

Image is the basis for the word imagine. Everything you have experienced in your life has been based on your perception of reality and how you've imagined it all to be. We've believed most of what we've been told, from childhood forward; accepted all information as true! NOW is the time for you to discern for yourself if what you've believed up to this point has to be so.

The mind is a creative mechanism, and it's desire is to create. Each and every one of us has what is known as a Riticular Activating System -RAS. The world is filled with massive amounts of stimuli. We need the RAS because it filters out anything unlike what we are placing our attention on. It even helps us ignore the kids screaming in the back seat of the car while we are driving so we can pay attention to the road!

Have you ever wanted to get pregnant and start a family? What did you begin to see at the malls and grocery stores? Pregnant women, screaming babies and anything like what you expected parenthood to be. You might have even seen some of your worst fears manifesting into nightmares before your very eyes. In fact, you may still not have children because of whatever decision you made on that given day. Your mind will help you see only what you are holding firmly in your beliefs. It will be your experience, and you will always get to be right about anything that you adamantly believe has to be true.

We spend more time visualizing what we don't want than what we do. Why? Because we've been told that we can't have what we want in life. That we should just settle for less than what we want and be darn happy that we have anything at all.

If visualizing what you don't want, out of fear, has gotten you exactly what you didn't want, then think what visualizing what you do want could open the doors to!

Spend 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes at night. If you get a result that is different than how you'd like it to be, don't waste your time obsessing about it. Grab yourself by the lapels and make yourself look in a new direction - how do you want it to be? Remember, it's simply an issue of range of vision: yours! Fine tune your vision. This is working smarter, not harder! You'll know what action to take and what words to use because you've played it out in your mind many, many times. The right information will flow from you beautifully.

Success IS inherent within you. Discipline yourself to fine tune the results that you've been getting into the results your heart desires by 1) deciding what you want and 2) visualizing the results you seek. Therein lies true success. When you follow your heart, success on all levels simply MUST be yours. (c)2001 Mary Robinson Reynolds, Heart Productions and Publishing

Mary Robinson Reynolds, M.S., The MasterMinding Maven™, is an educational psychologist, master trainer, and the author of five books: MasterMinding: LIGHTNING in a Bottle - A Spiritual Goal Achieving System, MasterMinding 101™: 12 Sessions to a Rich Life, Stay Married™ - Make More Love & Less Conflict, You Can't Have an Attitude & Keep It a Secret: The Art of Getting What You Want! - and - You Are A Success! - 61 Proven Strategies for Developing Success. Learn more about Mary's MasterMinding system and print out her "7 Steps to MasterMind Connection™" FREE click here.

Mary shows you how to defuse any failure mechanism and to fuel achievement easier than ever before. In all of her works she explores the powerful relevance of user-friendly Quantum physics as it relates to brain/mind technology, physiology of the mind/body and spirituality. MasterMinding works for the person who doesn't know if they can make it one more day, as well as for the person wanting to achieve a Rich Life. We've all just been making this far too difficult!

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