This Is The Only Way To Be Successful

On Your Mark by Mike Carey via

On Your Mark by Mike Carey via

I believe it is safe to say everyone wants to be successful.  Success is inextricably linked to being happy.  I know I can say that everyone wants to be happy.  The question is, why is success (or happiness) so elusive for some?  The answer is easy.  There is only one surefire way to experience success in your life, and that is to get started.

So many of us make life more complicated than it is, when the principles are very simple.  The only way to experience whatever you desire in life is to get started.  Do you want to lose 10lbs? Get started.  Do you want to find love?  Get started working on yourself.  Do you want to go back to school and get your degree? Get started.  Do you want to change the world?  Get started, then.

We make so many excuses on why we don’t have certain things in our lives when the truth is,  we haven’t done the work.  So if you want to see, be, or do something that will make you happy, then get started.  Getting started (and continuing until you succeed) is the only way to become successful.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky by asylumgfx via

Wayne Gretzky by asylumgfx via

Pray, meditate, then take action.

Here’s  to living essentially,

Jaketta, the E/O Chick

Where I am vs. Where I want to be




There is a long road from “where I am” to “where I want to be”.  I have a vision for my life, and it far exceeds what most think I am capable of doing.  I’m not going to lie, what I’m preparing for is huge, and it’s a little intimidating.  But I believe that God will bless my efforts, and I will reach my goal in 18 – 24 months.

I declare that 2015 will be my best year yet, and it’s because I have a plan.  Not some “pie in the sky” type  plan, but a real plan with measurable goals.  Years prior, I would enter the new year without a plan.  Then at the end of the year on my birthday, I would be disappointed because I didn’t achieve anything I intended on achieving.  This  time around, I’m not hanging on to intentions.  I have set goals. I’ve written them down.  I’ve put them in a place where I can review them regularly, so that I can stay focused on what’s important. I’m excited, and nervous, but I truly believe God will bless my efforts because I have a plan.

What are your goals for 2015?  What is your strategy?  Do you even have a vision for your life?  If not, it’s time to do some serious thinking.  Don’t spend this year just coasting.  Find your purpose, write down your goals and plan of action, then get to work.  If you want 2015 to be better for you and your family, it will only happen with a concerted effort.  By the way, if your vision is completely about you, and isn’t about becoming a better person in order to help someone else get better, then I think you’re missing the purpose of  life on earth.  Either way, get going.  You owe it to the world to be the best that you can be.

Pray, meditate, then take action.

Here’s to living essentially,


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