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Developing a Template for Successful Living.

September 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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( In computer literature, a template is a file that serves as a starting point for a new document. When you open a template in Microsoft, for example, it is preformatted in some way. Likewise, success-thinking is a type of ‘template’.

We are not automated; we are each individually unique in our design and expression, but we each have been ‘preformatted’ with a success template that the Creator has given each of us. Using this Divine template allows us to see the delusion of using material gain as a gauge of our success; it transfers the locus of success inwardly toward character.

We have these ‘built-in’ mechanisms that, when used properly, will propel us into higher consciousness and awareness.

Therefore, when faced with our greatest challenges, all we have to do is fall back on our template for successful living and we will be victorious!

Our success template empowers us to do these three things.

Change Ourselves

Oprah Winfrey says, The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by mere changing his attitude.

Our success template is important because it is the impetus for changing one’s future. We literally become our own change-agent. We can change our circumstances, change our thinking, change our perception and change our behavior.

Show me a man who is immersed in self-defeating, self-destructive and self-immolating thinking and I will show you a man ignorant of the power he holds within; a man who only needs to tap into his success template and he will immediately right himself and assume a dominant attitude.

Control our Environment

The soul is stronger than its surroundings, notes William James, the father of modern psychology.

Once we tap into this success template, we begin to recognize how much power we have to control the only thing we can really control: our immediate environment. Our success template teaches us the difference between what we can control and what we might only influence – and the serenity to know the difference.

We choose wisely due to what we have learned from experience. Now we know instinctively that some situations do not warrant the heedless rendering of invaluable mental resources. Our peace of mind becomes priceless.

We no longer have to react – now we may respond to life’s challenges!

Master our Destiny

Shakespeare wrote, It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

What lies inside of us prepares us for what lies ahead of us – our success template guarantees this. It guarantees that we see success where others see failure, we see health where others see disease, and we see abundance where others see lack.

We are the masters of our fate; we determine our future by the way we think about our future. If we believe our future will be bleak, chances are it very well will be bleak. If we think according to our success-template, however, if we think in terms of abundance and courageous living – we call that into being!

Ask no man to reinvent his past, ask him instead to create his future. Then ask him to master that future. Give him access to the tools which his success template provides, and this man will build castles in the sky!

Our success template empowers us to change ourselves, control our environment and master our destiny.

Staff Writer; W. Eric Croomes

This talented brother is a holistic lifestyle exercise expert and founder and executive coach of Infinite Strategies LLC, a multi-level coaching firm that develops and executes strategies for fitness training, youth achievement and lifestyle management. Eric is an author, fitness professional, holistic life coach and motivational speaker.

In October 2015, Eric released Life’s A Gym: Seven Fitness Principles to Get the Best of Both, which shows readers how to use exercise to attract a feeling of wellness, success and freedom (Infinite Strategies Coaching LLC, 2015) –

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