In business, success shows up when I keep things as simple as I possibly can and when I narrow down specific behavior and activities that yield the best results.
I repetitively do the same things over and over and over and over and over again. I don’t focus on the outcome; I don’t get attached to a goal… I focus intensely on the activities that lead to success… not on the success itself.
People who seriously succeed realize that success is a result and they learn what activities to focus on. Whenever someone talks about the destination BEFORE the activities that lead to the destination, I know we’re in trouble.
The successful people I know only talk about “what”, “how” and “why”, they don’t talk about “when” or “if”.
They talk mostly in present tense, not future tense.
The king of Business, Warren Buffet says: “With a wonderful business, you can figure out what will happen; you can’t figure out when it will happen. You don’t want to focus on when; you want to focus on what. If you’re right about what, you don’t have to worry about when”
Our spiritual lives are no different.
Happiness and peace and joy and all the things we desire thru the cultivation of an inner life are the “success” and focusing on them is what fucks us up.
It’s just like business… the only thing that matters is the activity, the practice, the “what”, “how” and “why”.
A Mindfulness practice has helped me in countless ways about business and business has provided me incredible training for practicing mindfulness and fully realizing the necessity of a spiritual life.
It’s a funny mix, I know— people can never quite figure me out and always wonder how these two seemingly opposing parts of me intersect so naturally… but my truth is that I don’t see much difference in the two.
I’ve never understood why we can’t lead with kindness and nobility and I’ve never bought into the belief that profits and success can’t be directed towards benefiting everyone… maybe it’s my lack of understanding that’s allowed me to walk this rather lonely road where both a rich inner and outer life so naturally co-exist.
To be successful in business I focus on the activities, the practice of key behaviors that yield me results. I never need to focus on when I will get those results because any successful person has already determined what they need to be doing in a narrow and focused way and they totally get that all they need to do is keep at it relentlessly. The “when”, the “results” show up at just the right time, in the right order, exactly when I need it most.
To be successful in my spiritual life I focus on the activities, the practice and key behaviors that yield me results. I never need to focus on when I will get those results because any spiritual person has already determined what they need to be doing in a narrow and focused way and they totally get that all they need to do is keep at it relentlessly. The “when”, the “results” show up at just the right time, in the right order exactly when I need it most.
“All the holy words you read and all the holy words you speak are as nothing if you do not act upon them. Even if you read little and say little but live the right way, forsaking craving, hatred and delusion, you will know the truth and find calmness and will show others the path.”~ Buddha