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We all wish and hope for some day down the road when our dreams are fulfilled that we will then be happy.  We stress, struggle and worry today thinking that the more we press forward against all odds that we will get to the future happiness quicker.  Yes, working toward our goals takes focus and effort but it’s not the stressful type of effort that enables us to achieve true success and happiness.  It is positive action and calm clarity that creates the ultimate outcome that we desire.

What is the true outcome that you want from achieving any of your goals?  If you boil it down, it’s usually some good feeling that you expect to feel, such as pride, peace, comfort, freedom or joy.  For example, you may want the promotion to experience pride. You want the money to experience freedom. You want the new house to experience comfort.  All of these lead to feelings of joy.

It’s essential to learn, however, that it is the happiness that you experience today while working toward your goals that creates the most amazing life.  When you truly enjoy the journey on your way to what you want, you actually achieve success easier, sooner and with outcomes greater than you even imagined.  And truthfully, when the end goal is happiness and you experience happiness today while working toward your goals and dreams, then your preferred outcome is already being realized on your road to more.

One of my great teachers described it perfectly. If you are painting a painting, it is the creative process that is most enjoyable for you as you choose different colors and designs. If you can look at your life as the creation of an incredible masterpiece, then it is during the creation that we need to experience the most delight.  When you do, your energy, clarity, motivation, and joy are at such high levels that wonderful people, opportunities, and solutions flow to you like a river. And success, is then inevitable.

If instead you stress and struggle, you’re unable to think clearly and your negative energy blocks great opportunities and solutions from coming into your awareness and your life. As I’ve been known to say, “more stress means less success.”

This is the basis of my new book titled, “Stressless Success™” that is due to be released later this year. The key to all of this is to learn how to be joyful today no matter what is happening around you or the issues you are facing. This can be challenging for just about everyone because it is our tendency to choose negative thoughts.  We wake up in the morning with initial thoughts of worry, fear, and stress and the rest of the day follows that pattern.

I tell my clients and workshop attendees often that what I am teaching is not always easy but it is simple.  There is a difference.  The concepts are simple but choosing to live this way is not always easy.  Life throws things at us that can feed our negativity if we choose. Many people teach the virtues of positive thinking but in reality, that is not an easy concept to experience daily. No matter what your current situation is showing you (which is actually the result of prior years of stress and struggle), the key to climbing the ladder from worry to wonderful is to begin finding every small and large thing to appreciate in your situation and in your life this very moment.

Take the time to pay attention to the thoughts that you are choosing all throughout the day. If you are choosing thoughts that feel uncomfortable (i.e. negative thoughts) then choose something to appreciate. This is just the beginning to learning my secrets of creating a life of joy and success. Continue to follow my blog, attend one of my workshops and retreats, or contact me for direct coaching, any of which are guaranteed to improve every area of your life. The key to success is to experience joy now on your road to your goals. Do not wait until your goals are realized to be happy or you stop them from happening. Worry today creates more reason to worry tomorrow while joy today creates more joy. This is why it is now or never, to experience joy.

About the Author

Janet McKee, Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Wellness Expert,  High Performance™ Success Coach, and CEO of SanaView, is on a mission to inspire and teach you proven and effective ways to Embrace a Better Life; a life that is richer, happier, healthier, and more fulfilling.

After experiencing tremendous success in the corporate environment and obtaining her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Ms. McKee became passionate about helping others. She pursued a wellness degree with a school affiliated with Columbia University, was then selected to be one of only 200 in the world certified in High Performance™ with the High Performance Institute, and has been awarded membership into the National Association of Experts, Writers, and Speakers.

Ms. McKee and her partner, Bob Eckle, are the creators of the innovative and acclaimed Accelerated High Performance Program and emPower3 retreats designed to help you Fuel You Passion, Positivity, and Purpose.

Ms. McKee wrote a recipe book titled, “Fabulous Recipes for Vibrant Health,” co-authored a best-selling book with success legend, Brian Tracy and other experts titled, “Ready, Set, Go!”, and is completing her new book titled, “Stressless Success.”

Whether you consult with Ms. McKee directly or hire her to speak to your organization, you will learn her proven methods to achieve greater levels of energy, joy, confidence, and success. To learn more visit janetmckee.com and sanaview.com. She can be reached at (724) 417-6695 or janet@sanaview.com.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]