100% Success trial – Day 12, 13, 14 and 15

For 30 days, I have decided to only undertake tasks that I know I can successfully accomplish, in order to bring success in my life, and see if the common sense saying: “Success breeds more success” is true.

I am starting to witness evidence that “success breeds more success” is true! I have been enjoying a really happy two weeks and some good results are showing up.

First of all, I finally have a couple of job interviews booked, so it’s going well on that front.

Second, for the past 4 days I was travelling for a wedding and for those of you who were following this blog, I delivered a speech as one of the best men (in France, the groom has 4 to 5 best men). I related here how I prepared the speech, by setting myself goals that I was sure to succeed. So several times I told myself: “Work 1/2 hour on the speech”. I wrote on this blog how doing so, allowed to evacuate the stress and really relax while writing.

I delivered the speech last Saturday. We were really stressed while waiting, because they made us wait until dessert. Indeed, there are always many speeches at French weddings (from the fathers, the family, then the best men and maids of honour). We were scheduled last. At one point, I thought to myself: “ok, what can I be sure to succeed?” I can’t be sure of the audience’s reaction, I can’t be sure of their attention, so here is the list of things I was sure to succeed:

  • Show up on stage
  • Glance at the groom before I start the speech
  • Say the first sentence really slowly
  • Deliver the whole speech

When I took the mic that’s the mission I had, and I completely let go of everything else that wasn’t within my control. Very soon, the relaxed attitude helped me to be cheecky and really enjoy myself when giving the speech; the audience related to that, and laughed hard at the jokes I made; many people congratulated me after. I’m not saying this to show off, I’m saying this to illustrate how this experiment gives great results by adopting a stressless approach to success.

I played football (soccer) the day after with some lads, and often I embarrass myself at this game, because I can’t control the ball for my life. Anyway, before getting on the pitch, I told myself: “ok, just stay on the pitch and play”. There was nothing else I was sure to succeed. I scored the only goal of our team, tying at the last minute!

I have noticed that this experiment is making me much more focused on the things that work and the successes rather than the failures. For example, I sent quite a few letters for jobs, and a good number of them get rejected. Does it matter? No, because at the end of the day, I’m not in control of the other party’s decision and I succeeded in what I wanted to do.

In the analytic tools of this blog, I saw that somebody landed here by typing in a search engine “I need to have success in my life”. I can totally relate to this, but what I want to say to that person is that you can already bring success in your life by attempting things you are sure to succeed, and then the bigger picture success will come into place.

15 more days to go! But I don’t think I’ll ever go back the other way!! We shall see.

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