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May 5, 2008

Celebrate Success

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:50 am

I don’t know where the phrase originated but I like it a lot – “Celebrate success wherever you see it.”

It seems the essence of the phrase it to notice success and celebrate the concept, with the implied benefit being that success will find its way into your awareness. The more often it’s in your awareness, the more often it shows up in your life.

I think the notion can be limiting based on our cultural definition of success – bigger house, more expensive car, make more money, more prestige, more recognition, more, more, more.

I think the “celebrate success” concept is deeper than that and delivers more than the limited focus of our cultural desires.

This morning it came to me that every moment can be a success. “I am successfully walking the dog” is the phrase that popped into my mind. I was successfully walking Snuffy, the black nosed beagle. It wasn’t a visualization of something in the future. It was real and it was being done successfully right now. I celebrated that success.

You can celebrate success every moment because you are successfully doing something every moment. “I am successfully breathing” is reality based statement and it can be celebrated at any moment you choose. “I am successfully noticing the greenness of Spring, hearing the warble of the birds, feeling the light wind in my hair, smelling the aromas around me, tasting the hint of peach in my morning tea” can all be celebrations of success.

You can also celebrate things that on the surface don’t seem to match up with success. “I am successfully noticing the pain in my ankle, the worrisome thought about the project not being ready by the deadline, that I’m not as pretty as I used to be” are statements that have you successfully noticing reality. Reminds me of a quick story . . .

Hali Chambers who arranges all of our seminars has a phrase she uses when she is having difficulty reaching someone by telephone or email. She says or writes, “I have successfully failed to reach you.” That is the essence of noticing success everywhere.

Eckhart Tolle writes in his book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose:

” . . . You cannot become successful. You can only be successful. Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment. And what is that? There is a sense of quality in what you do, even the most simple action.”

By celebrating the success of reality, you are imbuing your mind with the concept of success. You can see, hear, feel, touch and taste success everywhere. The more often you sense success, the more often it shows up in your life. You are conditioning your mind to be successful and attract success.

So if success has been eluding you, it’s time to get into the gym and do the “celebrating success” exercise. It’s easier than sit-ups and the results are immediate. Notice that you are successful at something right now. Then notice something else you are successfully doing. This daily workout will give you “dabs of real,” and when it becomes a routine, others will want to know your secret. Tell them the magic formula:


All the best,


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