What Is Success?

By Benjamin Marani (Sir Inaram)

(…Acting consistently towards the right purpose is important, working out your vision and your purpose then being clear on what you want in life…)

Have you ever wondered why, many times, you just   can’t seem to make any progress in life despite the fact that you know so much about what it actually takes to succeed? There just seems to be a gap between what you really know and what you surely do. This gap is what is called ‘The Gap between Knowledge and Action.’

Many a time you could have read motivational stuff here and there, read about people who, at one point in life felt frustrated because they could not make any progress whatsoever. Perhaps this was accompanied by a feeling of failure and a sense that success is not easy to come by, or at least not for them; that is exactly how we feel when there is a gap between our knowledge and our actions. It is when you can know what to do and how to do it, but you just can’t get to doing it.

Do you know the ingredients you usually lack for you to succeed in you undertakings? They are simple ingredients. One of them is lack of CLARITY. For sure, it is lack of clarity that keeps us stuck in a certain pattern. Lack of clarity simply means three basic needs; our fears, feelings of powerlessness and lack of focus.

OUR FEARS: This happens to be the greatest obstacle to taking action. These may be fears that you are aware of, but mostly you might not be consciously aware of. Imagine you have a business idea but you can’t just take the next step, though you’ve got everything you need. Something holds you back and unless you recognize and deal with that ‘something’, you may find yourself totally stuck. It’s important, therefore, to be clear on what our fears are. They are by far the biggest obstacles that you have to deal with in order to move ahead and succeed.

FEELING POWERLESS: The feeling of powerlessness usually occurs when you are living in a state of low power. In this state, you will find that you generally feel less energetic, blame yourself and/or others, are judgmental of self and others and at times even angry. This can best be described as the feeling of having weight on your shoulder, or a feeling of heaviness in your chest or heart, particularly when you thing about your future and plans. But how do you shun this weight? Simple. Learn to let go of negative things in your life. Once you do so, you are able to move ahead to a state of higher power, thereby feeling refreshed and light. That way, you will have made a vital step towards success.

Another thing that can help you get to a state of higher power is your spirituality. We often neglect prayer and reading of GOD’S word, but they’re the easiest cheapest means of getting rid of negativity, blame and judgment of self and others. Meditate on GOD’S word and pray earnestly. The bible says the ‘’effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man avail much.’’ It will avail the power you need and give you courage to move forth without fear and heaviness.

LACK OF FOCUS: Once you have recognized and let go of your fears and are thus in a state of higher power, you need to add focus in order to move from knowledge to action. Focus simply means your vision in life. Part of the reason that knowledge you have is not being put to use may be that there is nothing for you to focus on. Nothing is actually pulling you towards certain direction. Or rather you have so many directions you are being pulled to that in the long run you remain stationary despite your unfocused efforts.

Acting consistently towards the right purpose is important. Work out your vision. Work out your purpose. Be clear on what you want in life. Once you do, it becomes easy to say no to things which will not add value to you. It becomes easier to say no to distractions and you then know what knowledge you need to acquire and concentrate on it in order to reach your destination.

Have superb moments ahead, won’t you?

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