Persisting when it counts.
On March 6th this year my wonderful parents celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Can you imagine yourself achieving such a milestone in this day and age? There's a lot to be said about a couple that are able to stick with each other for 50 years. Now I'm no expert on relationships, and I know that my parents marriage and relationship wasn't like the relationships we see in the movies. Theirs is a story of loving each other, highs and lows, creating a family together, supporting each other as they strive for individual dreams, and then in the later years helping each other through health issues.
My parent’s milestone got me thinking about the principles of success and how they easily translate to relationships. Through my studies of success and human potential I have learned that the secret to success in all areas of your life can be replicated across business, relationships, health and also across wealth and prosperity. But let's just focus on relationships and on the one success principle called persistence.
Napoleon Hill in his classic book "Think and Grow Rich" dedicates an entire chapter to persistence. Among other things he mentions about persistence. I think we can learn a lot from this "The majority of people are ready to throw their aims and purposes overboard, and give out at the first sign of opposition or misfortune. A few carry on despite all opposition, until they attain their goal".
When we consider relationships in this day and age and apply the persistence principle, we most definitely can achieve a long-lasting loving relationship. We can aim high in love. What I have noticed though, is the opposite of persistence. I see a lot of people simply give up on their relationship at the first sign of disagreement, opposition, ill health or financial woes or when it just gets too hard. (Please note I am not advocating people stay in abuse or destructive situations)
Then there are those just like my parents who carry on despite all the challenges that relationships are bound to bring. Hill also mentions in his book "Without persistence, you will be defeated, even before you start. With persistence you will win". This was definitely evident in the past three years of my parent’s marriage. When dad ended up in a high care nursing home labeled a quadriplegic and given a few months to live, and mum spent every day going in visiting him taking him in healthy food while maintaining the finances and the household, now that’s loving persistence. I can remember when dad first received his prognosis, and mum said to him, you're not going anywhere we have our 50 years wedding anniversary in a couple of years. So onward and upward they went, persisting, working towards dad being able to walk out of the nursing home, which he did in record time, It took approximately 8 months for him to be back home living with mum.
They had a goal they were aiming towards and they achieved it. However, all this stress eventually took its toll with mum when last year in August, she suffered a heart attack and died for a short period of time, and thanks to a wonderful medical team and mum's persistence she is still with us today, and she gets to celebrate 50 golden years with dad.
So persistence does matter in relationships. Along with many other success principles you can achieve great things in all areas of your life. In his book ‘The Master Key System’, Charles F Haanel has this to say about starting something and seeing it through "When we start something and do not complete it, or make a resolution and do not keep it, we are forming the habit of failure – absolute ignominious failure. If you do not intend to do a thing, do not start.”
Relationships are an integral part to our journey, whether they are friendships, partnerships, marriages or any of the other types of relationships we experience. We build a sacred connection with people, and arm in arm we traverse the landscape of life together, up and down, good times and bad times, learning and growing together onward and upward. The people in our lives most often hold a mirror to us, they reflect back to us our own brilliance, they highlight the areas that we need to develop the most. Without people in our life there really is no growth.
When two people, grow together and build on their level of awareness together, it allows life to deliver so much brilliance. It allows people, whether it be friends, a romantic relationship, family members or even colleagues, to make quantum leaps in their results not only in their relationship but across all areas of their life.
I encourage each of you to take time to learn more about who you are, because in doing so you begin to learn more about the people around you, those who you care about. I encourage you to persist through the challenges, to overcome obstacles and to learn and grow together.
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Do you ever feel like life’s not fair and you can’t go on?
Or perhaps you’ve felt you weren’t good enough, or that everyone else has all the talent…
Have you ever gone through a life changing experience? One where all of a sudden you discovered that you really could go after and achieve the things you really wanted, that life is in fact very fair and you are indeed more than good enough.
Well I had one of those experiences, it was almost 14 years ago in fact, I was just about to turn 30 when I discovered that my fairytale marriage was coming to an end, I felt unloved, unlovable, and broken! I dropped a huge amount of weight due to the stress and spent most of my nights in tears wondering what I was going to do with my life. Up until that point in time I had been playing a supporting role in my husbands life, I was the super efficient housewife, giving up a career to support his business aspirations and even trading my friends for his. My life evolved around him… and now that he was no longer going to be in my life, my identity took a major hit!
I found myself wondering who the heck was I and was I actually anything without him?
It was during this time that a close friend, Jamie, handed me a book to read, it was Neale Donald Walsch’s ‘Conversations With God Book 1’ (CWG). The truth is, I don’t think I had ever read a book up until this point, it just wasn’t something I did. School was over, I had learned all I had to learn (or so I thought) so why would anyone read if they didn't have to? It just didn’t make sense to my uneducated mind. I figured I had nothing to lose, even though the title was a turn off, I began to read the book. I now realise that this book chose me, it really opened my eyes to all the thoughts, beliefs and paradigms that I had been operating under for almost 30 years, beliefs that really didn’t serve me one iota.
The strange thing is that at the same time Jamie handed me this book, My older sister Kirstyn, asked if I would be interested in attending a seminar called ‘Born Rich’ by some Canadian guy Bob Procter. I figured why not. It’s not like I had a heap of social engagements to attend to, and my husbands interests lay elsewhere. So off I trotted to Albert Park for my first ever seminar.
It was at this event, that I got the biggest wake up call of my life, combined with what I was reading in CWG and what I was now hearing, I was getting a double dose of “You are what you think”, “You have deep reservoirs of talent and potential”, “ We are creators of our own destiny” and “All power lies within me!” I was now being shown how to actually apply what I was learning!
What, really, I can create a life that I want, I can play a staring role in my life instead of the supporting role! The student was ready, and the perfect teachers had appeared. I set myself a goal of being able to support myself financially and to recreate myself as confident, successful version of ME! I began to apply the principles I was taught and in under a year, I had moved 2 hours away from all my family and friends, I had secured a wonderful job, and was well on track to living the life I had always dreamed of!
Fast forward 12 years and I found myself teaching the exact principles that changed my life. It still gives me great pleasure to teach the principles because I know that they work, they worked for me. I went from playing a supporting role in somebody elses life to becoming the star of my own life. I changed the way I viewed myself, I set myself inspiring goals, I climb the corporate ladder, traveled the world, created amazing relationships and to top it off I took a leap of faith and started my own business helping people just like you create the life of their dreams.
I know I would never have done any of these things if the information and principles I learned and applied had remained in an unopened book or in an unattended seminar. It really changed my life!
It feels like my journey has come full circle as my partner Durwin and I traveled to Los Angeles last year to attend the first Born Rich seminar by Bob Proctor in over 10 years (he’s now 80) and it was wonderful to be amongst so many people who had used the very same principles to achieve their dreams. I was rubbing shoulders with Oscar Winners, NYT best selling Authors, Entrepreneurs, MLM high achievers, and Bob’s business partner Sandy Gallagher who had used the principles to earn her place as CEO of Bob’s company.
As a certified consultant with Bob's company (Proctor Gallagher Institute), it was a delight to hear of all the success stories and to know that what I apply in my own life and teach to my clients really does work across all areas of life. These really are principles for life!
I love working with my clients as they go through the same 'aha' moments as I did, and I would love nothing more than to be able to share with you the teachings and principles that will help you make a quantum leap in your results and your life. I recently launched a Born Rich Master Class which I invite you to attend, especially if you are looking to achieve amazing results in life. It all starts with you deciding that you want more from life!
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This program changed my life and is based on the premise that you have rich resources lying dormant within you, waiting to be developed. The development of those resources will enable you to accomplish goals that you presently may have difficulty comprehending. The compensation you will receive from participating in this program and giving it your full attention will astound you. You can begin at week one to apply the various ideas from born rich in your daily life and you will notice your awareness shifting. You will be bumping into opportunity with constant regularity and will wonder how you could have lived so long and not been aware of the things that have always been here. Awareness is the key.
The secret to a fulfilled life lies in your ability to continually raise your own level of awareness.
I look forward to having you participate in the program.
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