How To Attain Success In Life By Creating Wholeness

by Henri on July 5, 2011

Wholeness and Success In LIfe“Wholeness” is the first part of the dictionary definition of integrity we’re using in Living With Integrity. What the heck does this have to do with attaining success in life?,” you might say, “After all the high-minded ideas about living with integrity, being virtuous and all – can all this also help me achieve success in life?” But of course!

If you are actively pursuing self development and personal growth (chances are, if you’re reading this, you are), you have already challenged yourself to develop mentally, spiritually, and physically – self-discipline, personal relationships and your use of your life environment. And that’s what we’re working on every day in Living With Integrity.

The reality is that we’re all not “whole;” we have certain “gaps” and “blind-spots” in our discipline, relationships and mastery of our lives. I’m sure you will admit this – at least to yourself in the anonymity of reading this blog -:).  Just understanding what these gaps/blind-spots are – “seeing” them, if you will – is a major part of self-development and personal growth.   “Just how do I start ‘seeing’ these gaps, though?” you ask.

I imagine you have studied some of the greats of personal and self development, from Napoleon Hill to Tony Robbins.  They have all taught that it is necessary to develop certain repetitive activities every day in order to grow or overcome obstacles. One common thread is:

–> If you want to overcome a bad habit, don’t focus so much on the bad habit – just replace it with a good one!

And how to do that? I have used this simple strategy many times: Accomplish the good habit 21 days in a row at least once a day, and – presto – you will have replaced the bad habit with the good one. This also works once you discover one of your gaps/blind-spots. Simply focus on the action that would reverse it or “fill it in” – accomplish it at least once a day for 21 days – and you will now have filled the gap with a great new good habit.

If you’ve got some experience in this area, then let us know about in a comment below. We want to learn from you!

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Linda Flores July 7, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Thanks for the advice Henri. I’m going to try the 21 day formula. Keep up the great work. Love the video. Linda

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Henri Schauffler July 8, 2011 at 2:06 am

Great to see you on this blog, Linda. Let us know up here how the 21 days are going!

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