18 Apr 2008


“No man has a chance to enjoy pemanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.”  -Napolean Hill

********Oh you can have success without pointing the finger at the man in the mirror when it comes to acknowledging who’s to blame for all of your past failures, but your success won’t last long.  Why?  Because success doesn’t come before failure.  Success comes through trial and error.  YOUR trial and error.  You may have had a business partner that didn’t put up his end of the bargain and your business failed.  You can sit around blaming him until the end of the day, but the real cause of the failure was YOU.  How long had you noticed the business was in the throes of tanking?  Probably long before it did.  What did YOU not do to stop it?  What did YOU learn from that to have caused you to do things differently the next time around?  What will YOU do to ensure it won’t happen again in the future.  Do you see my point?  Sure you have business partners so you can have the “meeting of the minds” to ensure your success, but don’t ever forget YOUR past mistakes in your dealings with others.  YOU must remember what YOU’VE done so YOU don’t repeat history.  That is how you attain permant success.*******



[SOL-ip-siz’-ahm, SOE-lip-siz’-ahm]

1. the philosophical theory that the self is all that you know to exist: “The originality of Nina’s work stems from her creative solipsism.”

additional noun form: solipsist
adjective form: solipsistic

Approximately 1880; from Latin, ‘solus’: alone + ‘ipse’: self + ‘-ism.’

*******At first thought, solopsism seems to be selfish, but it really isn’t.  At least not when you are in the midst of discovering who you are.  Eliminating or avoiding outside influences is the best thing you can do for yourself during the period in your life when you start to question yourself.  This happened to me last year.  In hindsight, I appeared to be selfishly self-absorbed.  Indeed, I was self-absorbed, but it wasn’t selfish by any means.  I needed that.  Now, I know who I am and what I stand for without a shadow of a doubt.  I did hurt others feelings in the process because they misinterpreted my actions (read: inaction), but once I explained what I was going through and what I discovered, they were blissfully happy for me.  Solopsism in regards to self-improvement purposes really doesn’t take long–a month should be sufficient.  Just stay home, turn off the t.v., internet and only answer important calls.  Engross yourself in yourself and read A LOT.  Books like “The Law of Success”, “Radical Forgiveness”, “The Higher Self” and “The Path to Love” and the book and movie “The Secret” are great tools to open up your mind and get you moving in the right direction.  This is exactly why I’m so happy, positive and motivated all the time.  Try it.  It’s about time you come out of your cacoon! ;)*******

Have a wonderful day with smiles on your faces, love in your hearts and accomplishing all of your goals on your minds.