What Is True Success?


Someone on Twitter recently posed the question: “Can you recommend any good books about achieving success?”

Success is usually thought of as achieving some desired outcome or goal which allows the person to have something in their life which they value, such as more money, or position, a dream relationship, or the body shape that makes them feel attractive, or something else.

So immediately we focus all our efforts on what we must “do” in order to “have” what we want. Yet a few weeks down the line, after exhausting our “willpower,” we often find ourselves back at square one, despondently claiming “nothing works.”

Why doesn’t the “do” always lead to the desired “have?” – Because the “do,” on its own, will not do much, unless … it’s preceded by a very important third part of the equation: the “be”, which has to do with resonance.

So to the person who posed the question on Twitter, I would recommend Think and Grow Richby Napoleon Hill”. And the reason why I recommend this book is because it deals with this first very important “thinking” part, which precedes the “doing”.

Robert Kiyosaki said “There is a good reason why it’s titled ‘THINK and Grow Rich’ and not Work Hard and Grow Rich or Get a Job and Grow Rich…”

“…It’s not what you have to ‘do’ that needs to change”, expounds Kiyosaki, “It’s first how you “think” that needs to change. In other words, it’s who you have to ‘be’ in order to ‘do’ what needs to be done. … it’s not the diet that counts; it’s who you have to be to follow the diet that counts … A diet will not help if your thoughts do not change.

I would add that “true success” is aligning with your Divine Purpose. Divine Purpose is not something you accomplish, it is something you connect to. It is something that resonates with you as your thoughts and emotions align with the “goodness of God.”

It has less to do with what you have to “DO” and it has more to do with who you were intended to “BE.”

Our actions are far less important than our thoughts, because it is through our thoughts that we will be inspired to take the right actions.
Randy Brown, author of the upcoming book, “7 Principles of Divine Purpose.”

Personal Development Without Divine Help is Insufficient!


The problem with most self-development programs is that they leave out the most important part – your need for a connection to divine help. They focus on “self”-sufficiency and “will” power, instead of teaching that the “self” is insufficient and the “will” should be surrendered to divine power.

Faith is Energy! We are all affected by this unseen power called energy! The Bible teaches that unseen things are only comprehended by faith. Paul taught the Hebrews that: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb 11:1)

Notice, faith has to do with the unseen world – the spiritual world. What Paul might have been trying to say is that, faith is an actual unseen substance, or we could say that, faith is actually an unseen energy with the power (or frequency) to connect us to the things we hope for, but are not seen. Energy is the unseen evidence of the goodness of God.

Faith is spiritual energy we send out that resonates with the energy of your divine purpose.

Faith in a higher power is an absolutely essential part of personal transformation. All real change works from the inside out. We are spiritual beings having a mortal experience, not the other way around. Any real change must first and foremost be spiritual. Real and lasting change requires an exercise of faith.

“Our thoughts and expectations wield tremendous power and influence in our lives. We don’t always get what we deserve in life, but we usually get no more that we expect; we receive what we believe. Unfortunately, this principle works as strongly in the negative as it does in the positive”. (Osteen, Your Best life Now, 72)

Choose faith instead of fear! Expect good things to happen! Occasionally, you will be tempted to think discouraging thoughts, like, “I’m never going to make it; my problems are just too great, they’re insurmountable.”

Choose each morning to say “good things are going to happen today. It’s going to be a great day! I’m excited about today.” Expect circumstances to change in your favor. Expect to be in the right place at the right time. Our expectations set the boundaries for our lives.

Are you currently living your Divine Purpose?


Success Myths


Today we have many myths that cripple our thinking and distort our connection with divine purpose. Because of these myths, the chances are high that many of your beliefs about success and meaning are either wrong or very limited. Any idea or philosophy that doesn’t take into account the universal laws that govern true success is a myth.

An example of a success myth is found a very popular book I was given years ago titled “The Common Denominator of Success.” The books premise is that the secret of success lies in the fact that successful people form the habit of doing things failures don’t like to do. (Albert E.N. Gray, Common Denominator of Success). The interesting thing about myths is that they are often half-truths. They contain elements of truth, while leaving out universal principles.

The quote seems to be making the assumption that if you force yourself to do things that unsuccessful people aren’t willing to do, you will find your life of success and meaning. The unfortunate truth is, you can spend the rest of your life disciplining yourself to do what “so-called” failures won’t do, and experience nothing but misery. Misery is not success!

I’m not saying that self-discipline and will power can’t be helpful once you’re on the path of divine purpose, but if you’re using them to go down a dissonant path, the result will always be the same – dissonance. Thy myth is that self-discipline and willpower in and off themselves are sufficient, and they are not!

The universal principle missing from that quote is the principle of resonance. Without a resonant connection to your divine purpose, all the willpower and self-discipline in the world will only result in a life of dissonance.

If you’re going down a path that doesn’t resonate with your divine purpose you will always experience dissonance!

In my personal experience, I have endured years of self-imposed willpower only to miss out on the abundant life I was seeking. The fanatical effort I put into following this myth was much like running into a wall, getting back up and doing it over and over again.  I paid a price for following this myth. I had a heart attack at the age of 49 and suffered through years of stress and anxiety. I missed out on much the beauty, joy and abundance I could have experienced by applying this principle.

3 Reasons Abundance Stays Away by Wendy Betterini


Have you ever had a day where all forms of abundance seemed to be drawn to you?  Perfect parking spaces appeared exactly when you needed them, the people you encountered were friendly and helpful, traffic was lighter than usual, you seemed to have plenty of money to do the things you wanted to do, great opportunities showed up with perfect timing, time seemed to slow down so you were able to finish everything on your to-do list quickly and easily, and you just felt good and seemed to attract good wherever you went . . .

For most people, days like this are few and far between.  Most often, they feel overwhelmed, stressed, and depleted – mentally, physically, and financially.  Does this describe you too?

If so, you’ll be interested to know that you have far greater control over your daily life experiences than you realize, and it’s very possible to create an ongoing flow of abundance in all forms into your life.

To do this, it’s helpful to understand the conditions that repel abundance:

– Stress, Anxiety, and Anger

When you are tense, stressed, irritated, hurried, harried, overwhelmed, or angry, abundance can’t enter your life because you are not a vibrational match to it.  The essence of abundance is more aligned with good-feeling emotions like joy, love, appreciation, and relaxation.

Think back to the last smooth, easy day you had, and you’ll probably remember that you were in a good mood that day.  You felt good, maybe you slept well so you were fully rested, or perhaps you were enjoying a day off from work.  A relaxed, uplifted mindset will always draw great things to you!

– Negative Expectations

Without meaning to, you probably spend a fair amount of time focusing on negative expectations.  You worry about paying the bills, you feel frustrated about rising prices, you resent having to work so many hours to make ends meet, and so on.  The problem is, the more you expect to experience these unpleasant conditions, the more of them you will attract.

But when you start expecting more abundance and good things to come to you, things start changing fast.  The key is to actively expect the good things you want.  Engage in some positive self-talk each day:  “Today is going to be a great day at work.  I’m going to receive some unexpected money today.  I’m going to get all of my work finished easily today.”  The more you expect abundance, the more receptive to it you become.

– Grasping Desperately

The more you grasp at money and feel desperate and needy for it, the more you repel it.  When you are in a desperate, anxious, fearful state of mind, you are not a vibrational match to the essence of abundance, so it can’t come to you.  When you relax and detach from it emotionally and start appreciating the money you have, affirming that more is on the way, and trusting that all is well, you immediately start drawing more money and other forms of abundance to you.

Are you seeing a common theme with these causes?  They can be boiled down to one simple statement:  When you feel good, you are aligned with abundance; when you feel bad, you are aligned with scarcity and struggle.

It really is that simple!

About the Author:  Wendy Betterini has been teaching and writing about personal development and spiritual topics for more than a decade.  She is the author of the Allow Abundance Course, a 26-week “energy makeover” for healing blockages to abundance.  See more of Wendy’s work at http://www.allowabundancecourse.com

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Your Divine Purpose Will Transform You!


 “Many me go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish they are after.” – Henry David Thoreau

Transformation means a new life and a new identity! When you choose to change your beliefs, thoughts and emotions, you undergo a vibrational transformation. This is what Christians refer to as being “born again.” It is a change of spiritual frequencies that puts you in harmony with God. Jesus taught Nicodemus that he could not see the kingdom of God unless he experienced this type of transformation, one that would put him in vibrational alignment with God’s presence.

There are two worlds or realms, the physical realm and spiritual realm. The spiritual realm operates at higher frequencies and cannot be known by the physical senses – they are dissonant. Before we can see or enter this spiritual realm a change must take place that is so fundamental and far reaching that it can best be described as “new birth.”

“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:1-8)

All matter is composed of atoms.  The air we breathe though invisible to us is made up of atoms. It is the arrangement of the properties that make things different (solids, liquids or gasses etc). Any solid is mostly empty space. There is almost unlimited empty space within matter.

Atoms are not solid, instead they are like tiny solar systems composed of infinitely small particles, revolving at tremendous speeds and bound by tremendous forces. Like our solar system atoms are almost entirely empty space.

If I tried to run through the wall all I would get is a lump on the head. That which would prevent my body from passing through the wall is not a collision of particles, but a collision of forces; the same forces that make an atom bomb.

Why did God withdraw himself from fallen, sinful man and put a barrier between himself and man? Why did God become flesh and cross that barrier and stand among us? Why did He become flesh and blood like each of us? He did it to provide the way that we might cross that barrier and return to Him.

Remember, as the vibrational frequency of an object changes, its form also changes. This means that we as human beings can be reformed, by changing our vibrational frequencies – our beliefs, thoughts and emotions. As we take on a new identity, one that vibrates in alignment with creativity, kindness, love, beauty, expansion, abundance and receptivity, we are attracting our “divine purpose.

What we are all truly seeking is transformation – to experience our life of divine purpose.

Principle-Based Transformation / Principle one: Resonance


Principle-Based Transformation / Principle one:   Resonance

In the spring of 2008, I was working as a personal coach for the Professional Education Institute, a company that does personal coaching and training for some of the major personal development authors in the country. On one occasion we had the privilege of having best-selling author, Jack Canfield, author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” speak to us. In his presentation to us, he took us through an exercise designed to help us connect with our highest desires. This simple exercise had a profound effect on my life. For years I had desired to become an author myself. I had begun the process of writing a book and had started and stopped several times. As Jack took us through the exercise, something amazing took place inside of me. Powerful emotions began to resonate in my soul. These resonating feelings I can only describe as “divine purpose!” It was calling me to finish and publish my first book.

My divine purpose called me to take inspired action on something that was “meant to be.” As I took action on the call, things seemed to fall into place, and within a few months I had completed the book and secured a publisher. When I got the official word from the publisher that they wanted to publish my book, I was overcome with emotion. The feelings I had experienced the day I met Jack Canfield were again resonating within me, but this time even more powerfully.

No one will ever be able to convince me that that Jack Canfield was there that day purely by coincidence. I’ve learned since then, that Jack’s divine purpose is to touch the lives of millions of people, and one of them happened to be me. The power with which his message resonated with me was evidence that my divine purpose was calling me.

Neither is it a coincidence that you are reading this article. Just as it has been a part of my divine purpose to create it.

The resonance I felt that day was a very real energy that came from an invisible realm. It was an unseen power, from an unseen place, based on unseen universal laws, but it was intended to transform my life. Resonating with your divine purpose is a wonderful, joyful experience that makes life meaningful and worth living.

Winston Churchill once said – “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.”

The chances are that many of the things you’ve learned about success and meaning are wrong? Unfortunately, there are many myths and traditions that cripple our thinking and distort our connection with divine purpose. Any idea or philosophy that runs contrary to universal laws is a myth.

An example of a success myth is found a very popular book I was given years ago titled “The Common Denominator of Success.” The books premise is that the secret of success lies in the fact that successful people form the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do. (Albert E.N. Gray, Common Denominator of Success). A myth can often be a half-truth – it contains elements of truth, but leaves out universal principles.

The quote seems to be making the assumption that if you force yourself to do things that unsuccessful people aren’t willing to do, you will be very successful. You could spend the rest of your life disciplining yourself to do what so-called failure wont’ do, and live a life of complete misery. That is not success!

I’m not saying that self-discipline and will power can’t be helpful once you’re on the path of divine purpose, but if you’re using them to go down a dissonant path, the result will always be the same – dissonance. Self-discipline and willpower in and off themselves are insufficient!

The universal principle that is missing from that quote is the principle of resonance. Without a resonant connection to your divine purpose, all the willpower and self-discipline in the world will only result in a life of dissonance.

If you’re going down a path that doesn’t resonate with your divine purpose you will always experience dissonance!

In my personal experience, I have endured years of self-imposed willpower only to miss out on the abundant life I was seeking. The fanatical effort I put into following this myth was much like running into a wall, getting back up and doing it over and over again.  I paid a price for following this myth. I had a heart attack at the age of 49 and suffered through years of stress and anxiety. I missed out on much the beauty, joy and abundance I could have experienced by applying this principle.

Understanding the principle of resonance has made it possible for me to change my belief, thoughts and emotions so that the align with my dreams and passions, it has made it possible for me to connect to everything I have need to follow my divine purpose.

Principle based success isn’t contingent on what anyone else is willing or unwilling to do. It is based on a resonant connection to a universal, unseen energy force that makes everything possible. Maybe the hard life the children of Israel endured made the “easiness” of God’s promises seem impossible. Perhaps it was their years in bondage that caused them to remain dissonant to the universal laws that connect us to God’s promises. They lost their ability to believe in a dream, or have an inspired vision of the “goodness of God.”

To someone who hasn’t experienced resonance, the whole idea may seem “too easy.” That is because resonance leads to inspired action and inspired action rarely feel like work. Principle Based Success always includes the principle of resonance.