Success is an elusive prey. Some struggle hard to catch it while others seem to do it almost effortlessly. Here is a practical, surefire way to find and tame success!
You learned to walk and talk without a teacher and could have used a smartphone long before you could read. This almost limitless inborn ability is still sleeping within you. Rediscovering this power is the surest way to achieve the highest level of success in your life.
Success has six holistic dimensions
Success and leadership are founded on six holistic dimensions. You can succeed in your life at home and work by developing competencies associated with these six essential facets.
Heart symbolizes love and compassion for all life forms, caring for the environment we live in, and the emotional intelligence needed for connecting with others through mutual understanding and caring.
Mind symbolizes concrete, abstract, creative, and spiritual intelligence and our inborn ability to find practical solutions to any problem of any complexity.
Passion is the emotional fuel that drives ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results by aligning their hearts, minds, beliefs and efforts.
Focus is the meeting of beliefs, resources, and effort that make us strive until we achieve ambitious goals, despite setbacks.
Body that we live in physically hosts all the other dimensions. Since all the heavy molecules in our bodies were forged in the stars, we carry cosmic knowledge within our bodies at a cellular level.
Health which implies stress-free natural health is the overarching foundation of the other five dimensions since it can affect all of them positively or negatively.
How to develop your six dimensions
You can use the simple techniques described here to develop competencies associated with each dimension. By developing all six dimensions of success, you can awaken the vast inborn human potential you were born with. You can achieve the highest levels of achievement in everything you do, irrespective of age, upbringing, education or experience!
Heart symbolizes emotional intelligence and kindness. To develop your Heart, start with self-love. If you have no love for yourself, you cannot give love to others. Your relationship with yourself is mirrored in all your relationships with others. Once you develop self-love, you will be happy no matter what happens around you. Feeling grateful is another easy way to fill your heart with love. Gratitude is one of the best anti-depressants. It changes your point of view and makes you feel grateful for all the good things in your life.
Our left-brain is associated with the rational mind while our right-brain is related to the creative mind. Using these two halves of the brain in tandem significantly boosts brain power. Children, with their naturally well-balanced left- and right-brain consciousness, are amazing learning machines in their early years. They lose this natural mental balance as they grow older. Simple ways to reestablish whole brain integration include creative writing, dancing, playing music with both hands, and doing things with the non-dominant hand.
Children are passionate about everything. As we grow older, we think that a display of passion will make us look silly or immature. On the contrary, that is what will keep you young and make you an exciting person to be with. Passionate people have an inner radiance that makes them very attractive. Doing what we love develops passion. Start doing the things that you probably did when you were younger and less worried about succeeding in life: music, dancing, painting, poetry, sports, etc. Doing what you love will make you happy. Happiness is the gateway to success – not vice versa.
Focus is about the convergence of beliefs, resources, and effort into a laser-sharp one-pointedness that can achieve ambitious goals, despite setbacks. Focus needs mindfulness to screen out distractions. Mindfulness means observing sensations and feelings with non-judgmental awareness and relaxed concentration. Chewing each mouthful mindfully at least 32 times is one of the best ways to relax your mind and develop focus. The repeated clenching of your teeth during chewing leads you to the relaxed alpha-level mental state of young children. Mentally counting the times you chew will help you to stay focused.
To boost your body energy, breathe deeply as you vigorously shake every part of your body including head, neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, fingers, hips and legs while bouncing gently on your heels. Do this for about one minute and then relax your mind and body and stand still for about 30 seconds. Doing this to music makes it more enjoyable. Another way is to rub your ears vigorously with your palms. Rubbing your ears helps you relax, and releases body energy trapped by feelings of stress or anxiety.
Avoiding all forms of processed food and drink is the key to natural health. Medical missionaries who examined more than a million natives in Central Africa many decades ago found no disease, no cancer, no crime, no insanity, no alcoholism and no drug addiction among them. When they studied illnesses in villages only a few miles away, where foreigners had brought products of civilization such as white sugar and white flour, they found ulcers, heart and kidney diseases, cancer, high blood pressure, colitis, and tuberculosis.