100% Success trial – Day 18 and 19

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.

On day 18, I had a bit of a ‘down’ day, hence the reason why I didn’t post a blog, I didn’t really feel like it. I didn’t feel like doing anything. Ok, I actually failed at something! It wasn’t that big of a deal, but it made me very negative, and then wasn’t inspired at all. It kind of made me realize that the spiral of failure can go much faster than the spirale of success. Indeed, it takes me a bit of effort to launch the success spiral, and then each success brings a little more motivation for another success. On the other hand, one failure just created in me a demotivation that led me to not do much yesterday.

Fortunately, I was able to do my “strict minimum”, i.e. anything related to job search and writing my novel. So that’s ok, it wasn’t such a big thing.

On Day 19, however, I managed to get back on track straight away, and to my level of productivity. I was talking about this experiment to an American friend at a bar last night, and she said: “that’s just rewording what you do, it’s all about putting a positive spin…” I agree to an extent: it’s creating a different vision to look at thing, but it’s a bit more powerful in my mind, than just have a positive outlook: it’s about creating actions for yourself that you know you can complete and to force yourself to let go of what you cannot control. It’s great, because completion of tasks gives me a sense of accomplishment that allows me to enjoy myself fully and without guilt when I socialize with people- and letting go of things that I cannot control (I can influence, but not have 100% control on them) gives me a sense of serenity that makes me happier.

Voilà for today!

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