Day 11: The End of One Awesome Week

Given what’s happened in the past 48 hours, I consider the term “awesome” an understatement. In fact, looking back on the past week in general, everything about it has been so much more than awesome. To date, I continue to recite my Mantra in order to get my mind in the right space when it comes to my own Self-Development and Personal Success. I’ve also been able to take on a lot more work, and have a lot more energy and desire when it comes to doing side projects like this blog for instance.

One of the greatest changes that have occurred internally for me, is knowing that the simple concept of having absolute determination and unwavering commitment towards reaching a goal really does reap tangible results. Heck, before the last couple of days, I probably frequented the worried part of my brain more times than I should have but after the events of Saturday morning alone, there‘s no doubt in my mind that this entire experience of Self Development is going to change not only my life but so many others I can help as a result of my own Personal Success.

Another cool thing I’ve noticed about the way I think is that I no longer beat myself up for not doing enough within a day. Used to be that I would have a long list of things to do and always chip away with no substantial results. Reflecting on the last 7 to 10 days, I can honestly say that I’m really proud of my own progress and the thing is, I don’t look at it as me blowing my own horn or being conceited or whatever. I’m just taking a page out of that saying “Think like a winner. “The way I see it, the more I prop myself up for achieving small successes, the easier it will be for me to grow into the headspace of someone who is worthy of achieving great success. Heaven forbid that I should be so unfortunate to achieve my goal only to lose everything because I wasn’t deserving of the reward. And one thing that’s got me amped, is the chance to help those who want what I have. One example is donating my time to train students at an alternative learning centre. These are young adults and youth who have the gift of growing up in troubled homes and violent neighbourhoods within communities that lack the financial support to help them reach their full potential, heck, to even help them see they have potential. This was actually an opportunity that was on the table a few months ago. Suffice to say that I was having a hard time juggling so many different things in the air that I was unable to offer my services then. Now however, I’m really amped about being able to change perceptions within my own community.

It’s my hope to grow so much from this experience, that I’ll be able to take my own examples of Self-Development and Personal Success and show others how to do the same.

Albert Einstein was quoted as saying “Don’t look to become a person of success, look instead to become a person of value.”

This quote has me reflecting on the fact that despite my own shortcomings, there are people out there interested in what value I do have and can currently offer. With this in mind, I’m making it a weekly goal to assist someone in a way that they are unable to do themselves. I’ve actually had an idea for a while, to learn whatever is offered from a man I frequently see begging on the street each day. Maybe there’s an opportunity to exchange information so I might make that my project for next week. I actually like to see if I could get him to read Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich in exchange for a meal and company each week. I continue to tell people about this book but it seems no one I know has read it. It probably sounds pretty sad that I have to bribe a street worker to join my book club but who knows right?!

In any event, this week has been fantastic, thanks for all the support I’ve received in the form of comments and e-mails and here’s to a new week and our continued pursuit of Self-Development and Personal Success. I wish you well on your journey and, as always, look forward to hearing about your progress.