You can be assured that the best is yet to come because whatever you happen to think about the evolution of the cosmos, you are undeniably an evolving being. From the moment you were born, that bio-computer brain of yours has been soaking up information that you have been continuously trying to make the best use of. I believe it is safe to say that most people would agree that they have made some progress. You have developed a certain amount of skill at dealing with the world you find yourself in. You have evolved and you are probably hoping to continue to make progress toward and evermore satisfying and “successful” life.
How have you evolved? Your analytical abilities have become more sophisticated. You can learn to master more complex tasks. You may have even developed immense skills to do extraordinary things with ease. There is a BIG “but”. With all of the achievements that you have had, do you still wonder what it all means or is there more than this? If that is a question you have had, then it is very important the you get the assurance that “the best is yet to come” with a little effort on your part.
Most of us who recognize our personal evolution are striving for “success”. We want more and more success which is perfectly natural. The only trouble with that is that too often the definition of success has come from all those years of input soaked up by our bio-computer brains. It is a lot of other people’s ideas of success that they have gotten from a lot of other people that we have accepted as the picture of success. Since we are each quite unique individuals, there is no way one size fits all any more than everyone agrees on what the best tasting food is. So, how do you know if you are living a successful life? It is deceptively simple: how do you “feel” about it?
Let’s keep this as logic based as possible. First, what does “success” feel like? It feels good right? It’s a sense of personal wellbeing and satisfaction. You have “peace of mind”. Therefore, let us conclude that if this is how you feel most of the time, you are a successful individual. From this we can surmise that while your life may not be filled with riches and fame or astounding achievements, that has nothing really to do with your level of success. Success is not really about things or achievements – it is about how what’s going on in your life makes you “feel”. If all the medals and money are not making you happy then you are not successful. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having lots of medals and money – the inaccuracy is thinking they will make you happy.
So, what is your answer? If you want to be on track, you have to do what feels good. Follow the path of least resistance. If you are struggling through each day striving for some image of success that always seems to be just out of your grasp, you need to stop and find some things that feel good. If you keep your focus on things you like with determination you will inevitably find more and more to be happy about. Tune out the people around you who are constant complainers who love to talk about all the problems of the world. If you want to be really bold, turn off the news and much of the entertainment media with tales of sadness and the never ending search to find and report on every tragedy and horror in the world. It does not have to be a daily part of your reality unless you invite it in. Does it help you be happy? If not, tune it out.
You want to be successful and happy right? Instead of giving your attention to fear and uncertainty, focus your intention on finding and celebrating everything good about this world you live in (you might find it very useful to get a few pages of paper right now and write down everything you can think of that you are thankful and happy about). That is where you will find successful living. That is what it is all about. Be happy and have fun – that IS what is really important. It is highly unlikely that you will help anyone else be happier or have more fun in life unless you set a good example. Make a habit of being happy and thankful and fun loving and you will be an inspiration to others bringing joy to the world everywhere you go. Spend as little time as possible doing anything else. If it does not feel good, you shouldn’t be wasting your time doing it regardless of what anyone else has to say about it.