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True Success Means Fulfillment

I believe true success means fulfillment!

Do you remember the movie "City Slickers?" Billy Crystal and two cohorts are about to celebrate turning 40. They are talking about and searching for the meaning of life. In one scene Billy says to a classroom full of young people, "Value this time in your life kids. This is the time when you still have your choices. It goes by so fast. When you are a teenager, you think you can do anything and you do. Your 20's are a blur, 30's raise your family. You make a little money. You say to yourself, "What happened to my 20's?" "40's grow a pot belly: grow another chin. Music starts to get too loud. One of your old girlfriends from high school becomes a grandmother. 50's you have minor surgery, you call it a procedure, but it's surgery. 60's you have a major surgery, the music is still too loud, but it doesn't matter because you can't hear it anyway. 70's you and your wife retire to Fort Lauderdale. You start eating your dinner at 2 0'clock in the afternoon. You have lunch at 10 and breakfast the night before. You spend most of your time wondering in the Mall looking for the ultimate soft yogurt and muttering 'How come the kids don't call?' The 80's you will have a major stroke. You end up babbling to a Jamaican nurse your wife can't stand, but you call Momma. Any questions?"

How pitiful! But so true most of the time! This surely DOES NOT describe a truly successful, fulfilled life!

True success means fulfillment. In every area of life, people choose to enjoy success. Yes, in EVERY area from family and spiritual to career and finances, we all DESIRE to be fulfilled and prosper.

So why don't we? We fail to INTENT our life to be fulfilled. We let life just happen to us! TODAY is the day for INTENTION! Your intention precedes ACTION. Because what you think BEFORE you DO… Changes the DOING or action. The intention coupled with action results in enjoying a life of purpose and meaning. You will live to learn and learn to live!

So don't wait another day day! Make your intention this very day to fill your life with people, happiness, joy, gratitude, and abundance. Don't wait till you are up in years and then look back with regret, (if you even live that long). Then, take action and share with others your dreams and desires. Help them find theirs as well, so neither you nor they will end up like Billy Crystal and his two co-horts in the movie "City Slickers." Yes, true success means fulfillment!

 Abundantly,

Carol

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Roland Leveille October 24, 2010, 5:42 am

    Carol, love this post.
    Today is the day for Intention! Good word!
    To many people just let life happen instead of making the things they want to happen.

    Keep the wisdom coming Carol. It helps.

    -Roland

  • Edward Elliott October 26, 2010, 8:44 am

    Awesome Carol! Our intention behind our action is so important. When I learned that recently it totally opened up a new view of myself and the world for me. I AM living on a path of fulfillment and success. Moving towards the person I was born to be.

    Thanks for sharing this with us all.

    Make it a great day!
    God Bless,
    -ed

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