Success Truth #7: Success is Built, Experienced, and Lived One Day at a Time


One day, one hour, one minute at a time, that’s how to live a life. That is truly all we have to work with. The gift of success is ultimately in the moment called now. That’s why it’s referred to as the “Present.” Plan for the future of course, but don’t let it consume your greater consciousness. Remember to live in the day. Reminisce in the past occasionally for nostalgic pleasures or for the purpose of therapy and growth. Live one day at a time, savoring the present moment. These simple yet profound words are the carriers of great wisdom, great success, great wealth and great abundance.

If it was only one day that we were considering, would you say that you would be able to handle all the challenges, fears, pains, etc. that that one day could bring? Can we be joyful for just one day? Can we experience innate joy for just one day, one hour, one moment at a time? How about experiencing the beauty of life for one whole day? Do you think you could do it? Do you think you could suspend judgment  and condemn nothing for one whole day and experience gratitude instead? Try it… If you had a little extra power than normal in your life to help what do you think? Then could you do it? Just one day!

You see, it’s when we start to take on, weeks, years, multiple worries, and multiple possibilities all at once that we multiply our troubles. We often drive ourselves crazy with such an occupation. When you add the burdens of yesterday called the past, and fears of tomorrow called the future to your present 24 hours with which you have to live, troubles creep in and steal the present. You’ve been robbed, and the only one to blame is you. You overload your nervous system and effectively prevent peace and serenity from entering in. It can bring your positive intentions and actions to a standstill.

The challenges of the day are plenty, and all that you are adequately prepared to handle without overloading your wagon. Be forewarned future worries, past wallowing, overstimulating your brain etc. as a habit is monumentally ineffective in producing that which you desire. Of course unless misery and failure is what you seek.

If you refuse to live in the moment, then you effectively cut yourself off from your conscious connection with the present. You cannot effectively live in the heart of today. The heart of today is where you create both the now and the future. If you cut yourself off from that connection consciously you’ve essentially removed your hands from the wheel and your just along for the ride. Your present moments are what helps to build your future, and yet you’re not here in the now to carry that job out. You rob yourself of the necessary resources for building the future you desire. You’re not showing up to do your job. You called in sick again and denied yourself the opportunity to get the work done today. You’re fired and now you’re just along for the ride so sit back and don’t complain about the scenery!

You’ve got to show up every day if you want to succeed in network marketing. You have to show up every day if you want to succeed in life. You have to become a self-disciplined and self- motivated person to succeed big in MLM and in life. It takes perseverance and dedication to yourself, your business, your dreams, and your vision. When you take care of this you win and win big in this industry and in life.

Let me explain something. When you are outside of the present moment, you are cut off from a large portion of your being. That’s just a fact. Intuition is unable to access your intellect. There is a two way broadcast center inside each of us but you can not use it to send intention and receive inspiration and energy from the universe. The phone is ringing off the hook but there is nobody home. This is getting rather metaphysical I suppose, but check out some quantum physics facts sometime and try and dispute the evidence of what I’m saying.

Life may be trying to teach you and coincidently receive your requests today. But what if you’re out of the office again.  Elvis has left the building… What kind of business is getting done while you are missing? How much work right here in the present is being accomplished? While you linger in the past or project your supposed future, or cook yourself in a tangle of your own overloaded circuits – you miss the opportunity to use the present to fully create the life you desire. There is work to be done to succeed in life and in your MLM business, and the time and place to do it is right here in the “here and now.”

Life is still going on around you and the future is being created no matter where you may be at. You are present within the parameters of the “now” creation that is being formed. However, when you detach from the present you are no longer playing an active role co-creating the existence you desire, and you miss all that life is offering you today. Opportunity smiles, waves, and passes you by. You subject yourself to the conditions that come your way through your inactivity to willingly participate in the process of creating your life. You become the victim of your own inactivity. These become toxic and dangerous, dangerous habits.

It is critical to focus on what is abundant about your life right now. What is good about today? Your focus must shift away from what’s frustrating you, and towards what is excellent right now. List ten things in life that you possess and wouldn’t give up for one million dollars- ten things that you possess right now today. You have to shift your focus away from lack to answer this question. Your attention must move away from a conscious attitude of lack in your life and towards an attitude of abundance if you intend to produce and experience a windfall of success in your MLM business and life. If you focus on what’s missing you will attract more lack into your life. It manifests the reality you experience because it becomes your focus.

Your focus is both a magnifying lens and a reality filter. The energy you radiate as a result will only attract more of the same. It’s very much like a cosmic electro-magnet that you control. You must change the energy input you use to create your reality to change your reality. Direct your attention to expand upon abundance, gratitude, and wealth instead of lack, despair, or what you don’t have yet. Become irresistable to your desire. Negative energy cannot attract what’s positive into your life. It will utterly repel it. You cannot manifest or experience the greatness of contentment, gratitude, or wealth if you focus on negative lack mentality. That’s just the way that nature works,. This principle is as reliable as gravity. You don’t have to see gravity to witness its effects.You must focus on and experience gratitude and abundance if you wish to attract and experience it in life. Focus is a powerful principle that you should learn the secrets of. What you learn to focus on in life expands. Are you here and present in the moment, or are you somewhere else most of the time? Are you focusing on gratitude and abundance that you already possess, or on lack, on things you want, and what you don’t have? Where will you spend the rest of this day and the days to come?

Dr. Wayne Dyer says, “When you change the way you look at things in life, the things in your life change.” Only you can make the shift. Only you can claim responsibility for your mental focus. Life is not the bully many make it out to be when they realize how much power they have to shape their own lives and their destiny.  Don’t blame others, God, or life until you first thoroughly examine your part and role in things. Discover what part you played and own it!

Will you now use today appropriately, and make your worthy goals the most likely outcome in your life? Or will you putt off your greatest life for yet another day?

You meet with divinity in the now whatever conception of “God” you may or may not have. I’m not getting religious on you here I’m just making a point by speaking to everyone. Now is where you find the support, inspiration, hope, guidance, resources and power necessary in the universe to create a life of success and abundance. You will not find it in yesterday, and you will not find it future tripping your tomorrows. GOD, divinity, spirit, providence, whatever you may call it, may have shown up for you yesterday and maybe not, but if you were not here in the present today to receive the gift, how would you know? You missed the opportunity that is in the right now. I realize I am being redundant but this point is critical for your understanding.

Einstein’s definition for insanity is to do the same things expecting different results. Most of us have heard this saying before.  But this is so true of future tripping and morbid past re-visitations. Lack, fear, guilt, sorrow, and remorse cannot give you what it is you desire most. Don’t fry yourself in the mental frying pan. Don’t direct your attention there. Start re-structuring the now and begin to revel the life you desire today, not yesterday, not tomorrow, and not someday. The now is where the living miracle takes place. Don’t look to create it elsewhere. You will not find it by placing blame on others or even looking at yourself in a un-loving manner. You need to keep your eyes on what you are doing here in the present. Indeed this is the fertile ground where you must put action, intention, and attention to work for you. You must learn to travel this road to success living it one day at a time, one hour at a time, and sometimes one moment at a time. Focus is a vitally important aspect of your being. You must direct it appropriately for the tasks at hand.

You see, living life one day at a time really sounds quite simple. But it is more difficult than what is aparent to the untrained eye. It is actually a much harder discipline to actually master than you may at first realize. You must have a strategy to continually apply this technique to your life or the positive impact of your first attempts will tend to dissipate. Established negative habits of thinking must be eradicated  from your mind if they do not continually serve your worthy ambitions in life. Establish new routes that support you in the heart of your ambitions in life and let them become the well beaten paths of your consciousness.

Source by Dave Schlueter