Have you ever thought about the connection between love and success? February is the perfect month to put your attention on why love is necessary for success. Take a moment and think about it. Love is a very powerful energy. What we bring into our lives is always based on our own personal energy. This being an established and proven fact, how can you expect to live a dream life if you don’t love yourself? In a nutshell, if you have closed yourself off from love, which includes loving yourself then you are most likely having some major challenges achieving your goals or discovering what you are passionate about in your life.
As I write about love, I want to make it clear that I am not talking about Eros or romantic love. I want to specifically focus on self-love. We often hear that we should love one another, but rarely do we hear about the importance of taking the time to love ourselves. I am not talking about a narcissistic type of self-connection which is most likely not love. I am talking about the kind of love that you feel for yourself which inspires you to deliver your very best. The kind of love that causes you to understand how important it is to achieve your goals, so that you do not sell yourself short or settle. The type of love that makes you put out the energy that attracts to you the very best of what you desire. So, the question is how do you love yourself to the point where success becomes second nature?
The simple answer is: Be sure that the image you have of yourself matches the life you say you want. If you want to go to the next level, you must love yourself enough to see yourself as a winner. Then of course, your actions must be congruent with the thoughts and the image you see.
For example, can you see yourself going to the next level? If so, have you looked for a coach or mentor to help you get on track and stay on track with your goals? What do you need to invest in so that you can build the quality lifestyle you desire? Do you need fitness trainer or nutritionist? If you are starting a new business, have you talked to a business coach that can help you get on track and achieve your business goals? What does your daily and nightly routine say about your desire to win?
Loving yourself will cause you to put a value on the important things in your life, such as your time. Love is necessary for your success because it will make you reach for what you desire, and you will not stop until you achieve a level that is acceptable to you. You will do what it takes. You will make the investment in your success. As I wrap up, love is necessary for success, because love is the highest energy there is. This means if you can release loving energy and embrace the excellence that comes with loving what you do and who you are, then you will accomplish more goals than ever imagined. The bottom line is if you really want to achieve, you must put your heart into it.
Pat Council is a Speaker and Goal Achievement Strategist who works with people across the world strategies for taking their visions of achievement from being a thought to making them a reality. She is the author of several books to include her newest book Start Winning – How to Achieve Like the Top 8 Percent. She is the host of the popular podcast, Designing Your Life Today.