As Emerson once said, the ancestor to every action is a thought. We have also heard, as we think so we shall become. Or you become what you think about all day long. All these expressions and countless many others indicate that the first element needed for success is right thinking.
If thoughts are the precursor to actions, it is our words that act as the bridge between them. How we speak to ourselves and to others is of critical importance. It is essential to have harmony between our thoughts, words and actions. If you think one thing, speak contradictory to those thoughts, and do something different, you will never succeed or be happy. You may fool others (or yourself) in the short term but in the long term your life will never be truly fulfilling. Even if you do all right financially, you'll be a mental, emotional and spiritual wreck!
Start the New Year on the right track. Make a decision to be the master of your thoughts. What you think has enormous power over what you say to yourself and others, and what will eventually manifest: good, bad, or ugly! The real trick is to harmonize your thoughts, words, and actions. This harmony will put you in the driver’s seat of your life.
“Success is not doing extraordinary things. Success is doing the ordinary things extraordinarily well.” Author Unknown
What is the secret of success? Well, it depends on how you define success. Success in our society generally determined by how much money you have in your bank account, and what your annual income is. However, the best definition of success I’ve read is “the progressive realization of a dream or worthy ideal.”