“Ouch. Think I hit rock bottom,” said a gentleman, with a smile, I was speaking with a couple of days ago. This was his response to the question, “How did you become successful?” He is now a vibrant and successful individual. He is not the only person who has hit bottom only to rise to the top. Many years ago I wrote a column for a paper whose owner/publisher had lost everything twice before, his millions gone. He never gave up and told me , “This time I’m keeping it.” He did hit his one million dollar goal and continued his climb upward.
The businessman I had been speaking with shared that he had hit some really hard times which deeply affected him on emotional, mental, and physical levels, as well as financial. “I was at the end of my rope. Depression was beginning to hit me hard. I no longer could stand to be cooped up and closed off from the world around me. I knew if I didn’t get out into the world the darkness of depression would be all-consuming and it would be all over for me. I made a decision to clean up and go out, reluctantly at first, to have a late breakfast, walk the mall, enjoy a nice lunch and get on with my life. Returning home that evening I sat in my chair, contemplated the day, the people I met and conversations I had during the day. That was what helped me to move past the darkness and negativity and made life more manageable for me. ”
He continued, “As the days passed I would continue to revisit those places which gave me a positive boost while improving my outlook on life and myself. I had conversations which offered me insight, learned more about people and that my life wasn’t as bad as I thought. Long story short, I began to meditate, set goals, investigated different areas which held an interest for me and when one popped out at me, I at once saw myself as extremely successful in this field of endeavor. Today, I am reaping the benefits of my decision to get out and live life. If it wasn ‘t for hitting rock bottom and moving out of the negativity I don’t know if I would still be above ground.”
As I sat listening to his story I was deeply moved by his desire to move upward and be a mentor. As he left we shook hands and wished each other continued success. We never did introduce ourselves but he did say he was from out-of-state.
It was a joy meeting this man and what an inspiration he is to world around him. In the interest of brevity this story was shortened as he shared so much information with me. I will write more about this encounter next week.
I want to share a quote given to me years ago, “Rock Bottom is the Springboard to Success.”
Now that we are in the first week of the New Year, 2013, and getting into the flow of things we can look back at 2012 and say a welcomed, good-bye. Yes, 2012 had its good and not so points and some that were merely points on the path. It is now time to take a look at what we overcame and learned last year. Give yourself a well deserved pat on the back for all you accomplished and how your knowledge base has increased.
The time to set our goals, personal and professional, is now, with an affirmative vision of what it is we desire to accomplish, write them down, create a treasure map (keep it in a place only you can see it). Set goals for yourself which are realistic and at the same time make you stretch.
As this is a short note on a Friday I wish you a great weekend and know that you are and have the power and the authority to attain your goals.
Remember these three words, “Conceive, Believe, Achieve.” That which we can conceive of in our mind as being part of our life experience and believe it is now in our life, we can achieve. Make use of your imagination, visualize, meditate to keep focused and on track. Keep your personal goals to yourself; be flexible in achieving your goals. All things are possible. See the article, Is It Really That Outrageous?
Stay well and enjoy the ride to success, health, wealth, prosperity and all the good in life and living.
The purpose of Numerology is to make you aware of your character traits, life possibilities and challenges, to let you know the best times to be assertive, and the times to rest, study, meditate and learn…the times you’ll be emotional and need to let go, and the times you’ll be at your best for business enterprise, partnership and new opportunities. Relationships, compatibility and love vibrations are also shown in the numbers.
You are a unique individual. There is no other person on the face of the earth exactly like you.
The Science of numerology was brought to Greece by Pythagoras from the Ancient Mystery Schools of Egypt. He shared this science with his school…the belief that we are all energy molecules vibrating at a different rate…just as inanimate objects do to give form and mass to our senses. He assigned a numerical value to these vibrations. Pythagoras is revered as the Father of Mathematics by all scholars.
Early on, Lenay realized the profound impact Numerology could have for each one of us to become true to ourselves and our own divine urges. the secret desires each one of us carries deep within. It was forcefully brought to her attention when two of her close friends were talking about their disappointment in their son. They wanted him to become a lawyer like his father, but he wasn’t interested in this type of study, and they felt he was wasting his time. At 13 he needed to start getting the grades necessary to enter college. Lenay laid out a detailed Numerology chart for the boy and saw that he could never be happy behind a desk as a career. He was extremely creative and liked to work with his whole body. She suggested that her friends guide the boy into a creative path and let his natural desires do the rest. They completely let go of their attorney fantasy and supported their son and his talents. He blossomed under this approach and was accepted into CalArtsCollege on a scholarship. He went on to become a stage lighting designer for a national opera company and has patented lighting devices used around the world
As parents we all want to do what is best for our children. Where can we get the information to help our children become the best they can be? How do we know what their talents are except by observation, and often we miss the signs. How do we know if they are natural leaders, or natural diplomats? Do they have what it takes to run their own business, or would they be happier working for someone else. Are they creative? Are they athletic? Will they have an interest in science, philosophy or deep study?
Numerology provides a guideline that answers these questions and more. What a gift it would be to know our child’s strengths and weaknesses so that we can guide and train them to develop their own personal best expression.
The roots of numerology are entwined in the Kabala, the Hebrew alphabet, biblical writings, and ancient esoteric wisdoms.
Lenay Rogus is a published author, speaker and producer of hypnosis and guided imagery CD’s. She’s a master hypnotist, Stress Management Consultant, and a numerologist who does professional mini readings for entertainment at parties and events as well as in-depth personal readings.