Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Rita Grohowski. Rita is a writer, mentor, and angel investor. In addition to financial assistance, she also helps people find deeper meaning, and discover the "romance" in their careers, professional life, and businesses. When analyzing businesses, Rita asks people what they want to create, and contribute first, and then asks how they plan to make money because she believes hard work can't be sustainable unless there’s passion. Here’s Rita on working towards self-acceptance...
I collect success. From stories of heroes to gems of insight, I gather and organize principles, patterns, and practices for success. It’s like a living playbook for life with short-cuts, success patterns, and proven practices. It supplies me with insight and action that I can use for just about every situation. Whether it’s motivation or strategies or tactics, it’s my unfair advantage and how I get the edge in life. It’s truly how I “stand on the shoulders of giants.”
One of our greatest sources of pain in life is when our expectations aren't met. Surprisingly, we can control this if we know how to figure out our expectations and the expectations of others.
We all have rules for things, whether we know them or not. If you know your rules, you can find ways to speed up your success or change what's not working for you. When you don't know your rules, you might be doing all the right things, but then feel unsuccessful inside because you have unrealistic expectations. When you don't know other people's rules you might create conflict because you violate their rules.
"No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking." -- Voltaire
I see good people go from good to great all the time. It's not magic. It's passion, purpose, and action. They find their path, they have a purpose, and if they get knocked down, they get up again. They keep asking better and better questions that get them closer to their goals and they continue to find the people and resources that support them on their journey. They turn resistance into growth and they fully immerse themselves in the experience. I’ve boiled down the pattern I see into 10 keys.
While working on my latest book, I had more than a few people ask me about spirituality. They wanted a succinct explanation or a simple model. I started going through various definitions, models, and testing what I could find. Here’s what I arrived at ...