I never thought that I would disagree with the Dalai Lama, but alas, I do and here is why...
The Dalai Lama is quoted as saying
"The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds."
A few years ago I would have agreed with him and probably shared in on Facebook as many unsuccessful peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds are sharing it right now. I was unsuccessful then and frustrated at my lack of success.
Since then I have learned better. I know a higher truth than this.
Success is not the opposite to love.
Success is not mutually exclusive to all of those things quoted by the Dalai Lama.
Failure is the opposite to success.
When you agree with the Dalai Lama's sentiments on this you are actively holding success away from you, demonising it or thinking that it is exclusive to all of the things that you agree with and are passionate about.
This belief will hold success away from you as it held my success from me for many years.
Nobody really wants to be a failure.
If something is worth doing, it's worth doing successfully.
Do we really want more failed peacemakers, failed healers, failed restorers, failed storytellers, and failed lovers on the planet? No, not at all.
We all actually want more successful peacemakers, successful healers, successful restorers, successful storytellers and successful lovers, but many of us repel our own success by our misaligned beliefs.
On my own personal journey to success I learned that the path to success requires great inner work, it requires considerable feats of alignment with your higher self.
If you really want to achieve something in the world, if you really want to leave your mark and increase the vibration of the world, you are required to embrace success.
Here are 4 steps to success to get you started:
Firstly, you must have an obsessive passion for what you want to achieve in order to even get close to achieving it. Without complete passion you will not have the motivation necessary to achieve it. Click here for help on finding that passion.
Secondly, you must persist with that passion, through the many obstacles and challenges, learning the lessons that they bring and add what you learned to your energy, your thoughts, your beliefs and your actions on a consistent basis. You need to persist with your mission through all of the failures that you will encounter, learning how your energy, your thoughts, beliefs and actions are preventing the success that you desire and actioning what you learn from it every day consistently. You must never give up on your vision.
Thirdly, you must always aim for success, embrace success and be happy for successful people no matter what their particular passion is - no matter whether you agree with their passion or not - their achievement is one of alignment with their higher self and is a high spiritual state. Once you get on your own path of success you will learn to appreciate anyone who has achieved success, because you will understand just how much inner work it takes to get there. You will be able to accept others' passions and not judge what they are doing, but appreciate that they managed to achieve and be successful in anything that they are passionate about.
And fourthly, many people will disagree with your passion, they will think you are wrong to want success, they will think your passion is wrong, evil, or unneeded. People will criticise you, they will demonise your success - everyone has a unique point of view and unique passions, we need that variety in the world. You will need to carry on regardless, accepting that their point of view is their valid point of view but knowing that it makes no difference to you, because you are clear on your passion, you are clear on what you want to achieve and nobody, NOBODY, is going to stop you.
With these 4 steps in place in your everyday life you will achieve success, if you have chosen to pursue success in whatever you do.
Everyone else will continue to fail and that is ok, it is their choice and it is also required on this planet too.
Without failure there would be no success.
I would love the Dalai Lama to be successful in his passions, but if he believes the sentiment above then he won't be successful, because he is not aligned with it.
I'd love to mentor him to success, but I doubt whether he actually said those words at all.
I would love you to be successful with your passion.
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