Success in Action…

Personal success…can only be measured…using Jane Carrollyour own stick! ~Bertha

It would be easy…way too easy…to compare my accomplishments with others…I mean…I’m a writer…I have only to look at the latest New York Times Bestseller List…to notice that…my books…aren’t on it…

It would be easy…to drive by fancy houses…and compare mine to them…

And…there’s a long list of things that I could compare about my life and others…from wardrobes to relationships…and seemingly…end up with the short end of the stick…

But…Bertha…reminded me…time and time again…until it finally stuck… that just because…others seem to have more outward success than I do…it doesn’t mean anything…

She says my measure of success…comes from living my truth…from honoring the person that I am…and she reminds me…that being…happy…is success in action…

Jane

Have you checked out the Bertha books? No? What are you waiting for?

High Stepping…

 

This morning…Bertha…whispered this fact to me…

The number one cause of failure…is…the fear of failure

Now…she didn’t have any statistics to back that up…she hasn’t done any fancy studies…but…her logic made sense…it went something like this…

When I’m afraid of failing at something…I rarely start it…

I mean…why would I want to do something when I think I’m gonna failhello

I whined…but she ignored me…and continued to tell me…that the only time I am assured of failure…is when I never try…never start…never give it a shot…

And…she said…that even when I am not successful in the way that I had hoped…it really wasn’t a failure…it was an effort…and…all efforts…no matter how small…are steps towards success…

Hmmm…seems I’ve made a lot of steps towards success in my life…enough in fact…that I might just be getting close…

Jane