6 Comments

  1. Dineo Maboe
    April 16, 2014 @ 11:37 am

    Success is like perfection: that far away place that we strive for and and and! I believe that when we are good to ourselves, that is the practice of success. As you know, once we get to ‘there’, we find that we want more. And so, we move on and keep on going. It’s all about the journey…

  2. Sheila Makena
    April 17, 2014 @ 6:29 am

    Hi Dineo, and thanks for commenting!
    Indeed, success is like that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. “It’s all about the journey.” I love this!

  3. Haddy Navwani
    April 22, 2014 @ 3:58 am

    Great thoughts shared. I have also learned that as you journey to success, you will make many enemies. Few people will celebrate you. You need to focus and celebrate yourself. If you don’t, who will.

  4. Sheila Makena
    April 23, 2014 @ 4:35 am

    Very, very true, and thank you for your insightful comment! Indeed, this is one aspect I overlooked. It does comes with the territory.

  5. Rita
    April 24, 2014 @ 2:40 pm

    When you take this road, you will also doubt yourself many times over. I found myself questioning my ability to stick to the things that matter and to make positive progress. I started off expecting remarkable change in a short time and I was frustrated by the slow progress or lack of it. I thought there was something wrong with me. How come I wasn’t getting it and yet it sounded so easy coming from the gurus? Was I daft and incapable of learning new stuff?

    Then it occurred to me that I was not giving myself due credit, and so long as I seemed to be in competition with my former self, my mind would continue to resist and work against new habits, new ways of thinking. Who I am is not a product of a few months work and who I aspire to be will not be after a few months of input either. I acknowledged that I needed to keep pushing forward no matter what, that the falls in between would be many but so long as l remained committed and consistent, the small achievements would snowball into bigger achievements. Is it easy? Not at all. Have I wanted to throw in the towel? Ooh yes, many times. But my motivation to keep working at a better and happier me is greater than the frustration that comes with the work and the setbacks.

  6. Sheila Makena
    April 24, 2014 @ 4:12 pm

    Wow, Rita,
    Thank you so much for your profound and honest comment. It’s unfortunate when we hold ourselves hostage to very damaging expectations, especially those that are perpetuated by the self-help industry about how short a time it takes to make real changes in one’s life. It is not a couple-of-months thing. It is a life commitment, and I am so happy that you are in a place now where you acknowledge and appreciate who you are, and that you are not perfect. The small achievements do absolutely snowball into the big ones. Congratulations for making the decision to keep moving forward, Rita!