Key To Success

What do you do when you come across a key to success in a book you're reading? You ponder over it. Since I read many books and come across many keys, I thought it would be fun to share the ideas that arise as I contemplate a key to success. Reading is not just about absorbing information, it's also about contemplating, allowing the ideas to blossom within, and nurturing a seed tossed in the rich soil of the inner garden.

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

I got my Master's degree in psychotherapy more than a decade ago. Since then I've studied the human condition with fascination. Over the years, I've learned a singular lesson: your life does not work when you oppose your soul nature. If you want a magical life, you have to drop your inauthentic transactions with the world. You discover your own power when you spend time alone to figure out what you really love to do.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

How To Play A Winning Game

In business as in life, forces are at work that determine the outcome of things.

These forces, for want of a better name, are psychic forces.

I would like to wax on two of them here for a moment, as they pertain to something that you may find highly relevant. They are the forces that determine failure and success.

While life is too complex to identify these two forces as the only ones, they are elemental enough to have a major impact.

The first force is called the gathering force.

The second force is called the scattering force.

They are diametrically opposed to each other; use the first, and you win; use the second, and you lose.

The gathering force is focus and attention. When you use it, you are in the right mood, doing the right thing, with the right people. You have a vision, a plan, the right knowledge and skills, and apply the appropriate action. You learn from feedback, whether positive or negative, adjust to it, and move forward with your venture. There is cooperation, harmony, and even love when you use the gathering force.

The scattering force is lack of focus and inattention. When you use it, you are in the wrong mood, doing the wrong thing, with the wrong people. You have no vision, a vague plan, insufficient knowledge and little or no skills, and act impulsively. You fail to learn from feedback, either ignoring it or taking it personally, fail to adjust to it, and make no progress with your venture. There is conflict, disharmony, and various levels of hatred when you use the scattering force.

Of course, people don’t use the scattering force intentionally. It just seems to happen. It is an inchoate, unformed, and eventually chaotic state; while there is an attempt at order, it is insufficient, the center does not hold, and things fall apart. The result is bitterness, hatred, and rejection of all learning and understanding.

Since you are now more fully aware of the value of the gathering force, you can use it to play winning games and to abort losing games and start over.

Saleem Rana would love to share his inspiring ideas with you. Hunting everywhere for a life worth living? Discover the life of your dreams. His book Never Ever Give Up tells you how. It is offered at no cost as a way to help YOU succeed.

In business as in life, forces are at work that determine the outcome of things. These psychic forces create winning or losing games.

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Saleem Rana is a psychotherapist in Denver, Colorado. If you're up to the challenge and want to create the kind of freedom and lifestyle you truly deserve - starting now - then get his free book from


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