The power to succeed

The power to succeed

The power to succeed

It is surprising how we foole ourselves ... at the same time believing that we are doing our best.

Let me give you an example. I heard a guy who told a group of friends, about drinks, how he had tired of work. Being boys, they immediately began to find options to solve the problem, ideas such as changing the company and changing work. It was then that the guy put everything logical ...

I interrupted. 'How much do you need?'

"One hundred billion a year," he replied.

"What is more important," I asked, "your happiness or money?"

Of course he said happiness. Then he had everything logical again. "But I can't be happy unless I can pay the mortgage and give my children the best and have excellent vacations."

'How many hours you work?'

"Around fifty."

"And how do you feel when you get home?"


The conversation continued, I questioning, justifying what he perceived as logic.

However, it is not logical, right? It is not logical to deny your heart to change your life when you hurt yourself. The mortgage, the child's education, vacations are just things. And, as most people find after a heart attack or a divorce or an accident, it is that these "things" is not so important. The important thing is something else ...


The problem is that we obtained "conditioned logic" - "logic" transferred to us by society: friends, family, schools, universities, media, religion, etc. We took everything and felt that we had to behave in a "conditioned" way. The repetition of this conditioning is fine for a while, but when we end up doing something we do not love, every time we do it, it takes away a little of the soul. Let me put it differently.

What gives you the power to succeed is what you perceive as logic. Real power is often something else. Is that knowing that comes from nowhere to tell you that you should do something different.

It may seem logical to have the house, the car, private education, vacations, but it is powerful. What is powerful is to say that I am not happy and that things should change; I am not killing myself for forty -eight weeks only for four weeks of pleasure; I am not excited for my work and I am willing to live in a smaller house if that means that I can have more peace, less stress and fall in love with my partner.

It's not just about things, right? It's about happiness and love; happiness and love of your partner; happiness and love of your children and family; Happiness and love for your work. If you have that, then you have everything.

Now that is the power to succeed!