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If you’re going to succeed, then you might as well enjoy it

“Some people feel uncomfortable having what they want. Receiving, or learning to live with your creation, is an essential phase of completion and hence of the creative process. It is the ability to receive the fruits of your endeavors.” -Robert Fritz

It is a common tendency to spend so much of our time trying to advance to the next stage of attainment, that we often forget how our current accomplishments were yesterday’s dreams.

In our moments of anticipation, we imagine ourselves feeling immense joy upon reaching our goals. Yet, when we arrive at the destination we once craved, we often disparage the significance of our success as if it were a matter of principle.

Here’s today’s two cents:

There are two sides to success: the physical and the psychological. The physical side is composed of the tangible results you achieve. The psychological side consists of the thoughts and feelings you have about those results.

There’s no purpose in pursuing physical success if you don’t allow yourself the psychological freedom to emotionally participate in your achievements.

You don’t have to be miserable if you fail, but if you’re going to succeed, then you might as well enjoy it.

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  1. Thanks for the reminder to stop and take note of my excitement about my progress in my personal growth as well as my accomplishments in my creative life and other areas. I all too often breeze right by pushing onto the next thing without stopping to, “receive the fruits of my endeavors”, as the quote from Robert Fritz says. Today I am not only going to receive the fruits of my endeavors but I am going to take the time to be thankful for them, because that’s part of the process for me too that I all too often bypass.
    Excellent post!! 🙂

    1. I hear you loud and clear, Audrey. I’m a very ambitious person and I tend to blow past my milestones with a head full of steam with a strong “on to the next one” attitude. This has, in some ways, been very good for me, but I have been learning the joy of allowing myself the opportunity to emotionally participate in the fulfillment of my goals. It’s very liberating and it makes the path tremendously enjoyable. I’m glad you relate and thanks so much for the encouraging words on the post.

      Cheers 🙂


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