It is widely known that in order to build a successful business in any industry it will take a lot of action and hard work. It is simply going to take discipline, consistency, many long hours and hard work to build success in any area of your life.
What is not as widely understood is the fact that when you embrace this one ancient principle I will share with you, that success, happiness and the life of your dreams will begin to manifest itself in your physical reality. You will become like a magnet that all the iron filings are inextricably pulled towards. You will finally cease the constant struggle to attain your desires as you learn to embrace your inner power and build your world from the inside-out.
You see, most people are constantly looking outside themselves for happiness and fulfillment. Some will spend their entire lives working to get more money, more stuff, more love, more power, more fun or more freedom. They hold onto the illusion that when that day comes and they have finally attained those things, that only then will they relax and begin to enjoy life. This of course is a false promise as that day never comes. More is never enough. You will never find what you think you are looking for as what you really desire has been with you all along. Fulfillment will never come from the attainment of more of anything outside yourself, although self-fulfillment will naturally bring more of the things that you desire to you.
It is from self-knowledge that true success is built and not simply from hard work and dedication, it is an inside-out process. You must become all that you wish to see in your life first before those things will show up for you on the outside. This does not mean that you will not get results from all your hard work without cultivating yourself from within. It simply means that it is imperative to become full and complete within first if what you seek is true wealth, happiness and freedom.
Now I am not suggesting you need to burn all your physical belongings, shave your head and join an ashram. It does not have to take years of asceticism and meditation to really grasp this concept. You just need to realize and completely embrace this one simple truth; the truth that you are already complete, that you are a perfect and whole being of infinite potential. You have within you the source of all that you desire in your life. It is only our limiting beliefs that hold us back from embracing our inherent power and our constant attention to the million-and-one distractions available at all times that keep us from our true self and the power within.
On one hand, it is very important that each of us pursue our goals and bring to the world all our talents and gifts and add value to others in some way. In fact, that may be the very recipe for creating worldly success, as the more value we bring to others or the more we can help others achieve their goals, the closer we get to our own. When we lose ourselves in our passions and in adding value to others, our life reaches our highest dimensions. On the other hand, there needs to be some level of detachment to the results we see from our efforts. In other words, our focus should be more on our inner cultivation and our spiritual evolution as well as our passions and the value we bring to the world than on simply getting more and further building up the walls of illusion and material success around us.
This is a paradox of sorts. We can achieve our grandest vision and all our dreams by letting go of the belief that the achievement of those dreams will bring us true fulfillment. When we finally stop looking outside ourselves for fulfillment and instead begin to focus on the inner self, we find the freedom we so desperately desire. When we build our lives from a strong foundation of our inner resources and focus on all the opportunities we have in each day to add value to the world, we enter into the stream of life, flowing with the current instead of struggling and fighting our way against it to simply get more.
If you want to break the cycle of frustration and unhappiness, of discontent and anxiety, you must first begin to focus on the inner relationship you have with yourself. Become conscious of yourself and your thoughts, maintain an awareness of your emotions and when you are in a negative space just ask yourself where those feelings are coming from. Ask yourself what belief you are holding onto that is creating those feelings, and then ask yourself, is it real?
Make it a practice to consistently remind yourself to focus on your inner mental, emotional and spiritual landscape. Remember that when you change yourself from within, the whole world changes with you. Turn your perception and mental attitude over each time you notice yourself looking at the world around you in a negative light. Love yourself and you will notice love in your life, build up your inner wealth and money will flow to you, free yourself from within and freedom will manifest itself in your life. Wealth, riches, love, power, freedom and all that you desire are already yours, all you have to do is simply uncover them.
Let go of the self-limiting beliefs you are holding on to. Learn to attract your dreams and desires to you instead of struggling to attain those things through pure grit and determination. Life does not have to be a constant struggle, pushing and pulling your way to success. You have the choice to flow with the current or fight you way against it. You can begin to build yourself up from the inside-out or you can continue to struggle to grasp for fulfillment by holding onto the illusion that more on the outside will eventually lead to freedom, success, happiness and the life of your dreams.