The Success Industry

The success industry has turned into a huge machine, creating a growing number of books, videos, audios and workshops, all promising big and quick success, without any effort. All these products create a sense of euphoria, great expectations, and often, also frustration. The producers of many of these products make great promises, and tell you that all you need to succeed is just a little of your time. Sometimes all you have to do is just repeat a few affirmations or visualize a goal a few minutes a day, and you will soon enjoy great success and the fulfillment of your dreams.

Can this be true? Does everyone who reads the book, listens to the video or participates in the workshop become a great success? In spite of all these products and promises, how many really succeed? How many really successful people are, in relation to the entire population?

Don’t misunderstand me. I believe in the power of the mind. I have written articles and books on this subject, but I also believe in common sense and in being practical. Creative visualization and the law of attraction are useful tools that work when used correctly, and there are good and useful books and other products available. I am speaking here about the growing tendency of making great promises and the tendency to oversimplify things.

I am sure you have bought and read more than one book, audio or video about achieving success. How many have read the book, listened to the audio or watching the video they have bought, and more important, how many have followed and implemented the instructions? There is a great distance between experiencing a feeling of elation, which people often experience when they are first introduced to these subjects, to actually using the techniques, persevering and then gaining results.

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Focus on the Positive

In every bad situation there is always something good. You can focus on the good or you can focus on the bad. It is your choice. You can focus on the hole in the doughnut, and you can focus on the doughnut itself. You can focus on the empty half of the glass, and you … Continue Reading…

Quotes on Ambition and Success

Quotes inspire, and are often condensed words of wisdom. If you think deeply on a quote, you will find much more than just an ispiring sentence.  When reading quotes, always read “between the lines”, as this will awaken your intuition, and brings up guidance and deeper understanding. Quotes on ambition and success can awaken more ambition, … Continue Reading…

Do You Really Wish to Achieve Success?

Do you really wish to achieve success?

If you do, and if you are reading this article you probably do, then what are doing about it? Are you just reading books?

Often, people read a book on creative visualization, or what is now called the law of attraction, and get inspired by it. They realize that they can really improve their life, and for a while live with feelings of euphoria. Often, these feeling are short lived, and unless they read another book, the inspiration and euphoria fade away.

Some people read a book, and another book and then another one. They finish reading one book, and then promise themselves that they will start implementing what they read after they finish reading another book, but when they finish reading the next book, they search for another one and then for another one.

They simply become addicted to reading the books. They thrive on the high feelings the books give them.

Books offer information and point the way, but the work has to be done by you. Successful people did not become successful just by wishing they could succeed. They worked both on the mental and the physical planes.

Often, people do not take action and use what they learn. They do not wish to make any effort, are too lazy or are afraid of obstacles, failure or what people might say about them. They live in their imaginary world, and only dream of success. They read books on success, visualization or self-improvement, but this is the only thing they do about achieving success, which is not enough.

Success requires acting and doing!

Are you willing to step into what is called “the real world” and work and act and interact with people? Are you really willing to do whatever it takes to improve your life? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to achieve success?

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