Six Rules for Success
Having achieved some success in my metaphysical career, I love the opportunity to encourage new students to move forward in achieving their dreams. Here’s the synopsis of a recent exchange that happened over a period of a week or so.
Student: I want to take the next step.
Me: Ask around and find the person who will give you what you need so you can do that.
Student: I asked three people and they said no. This won’t work.
Me: Ask more people.
Student: I ask more people, and someone said yes!
Obviously, that’s a simplification, but the truth is evident. If you want something, be tenacious and don’t give up.
Here’s the problem. What happens if you really are just banging you head against the wall? At what point is it appropriate to give up?
Tenacity tells us to keep knocking on doors until one opens. But if no doors ever seem to open, at what point should we just go with the flow and figure the Universe has other plans for us? Sometimes it’s confusing to know the right thing to do.
The answer is usually this. If you are grounded, patient and hard-working, your tenacity will usually pay off, as long as you have the talent to go along with it.
Spiritual people, by their very nature, bring their spirituality to their business practice. This is helpful, as long as we understand some simple rules. Tenacity is one important rule. Here are five more.
Trust that the Universe is always operating in your best interest.
When bad things happen, this can be a hard one to swallow. Trust anyway.
Have a fearless and accurate understanding of your own talent.
Neither false modesty nor overestimation of your ability will get you anywhere.
Learn from every experience.
Everything that happens is a helpful lesson if you look at it the right way.
If you are not talented enough, make it a hobby instead of a profession.
Lots of things can bring you joy. There’s no shame in being a happy hobbyist.
Don’t overthink things.
The Universe is simple in its complexity. Thinking too much will make you more anxious, not more prepared.