One success principle that is very often overlooked is the principle of environment. It's rarely discussed, yet the spaces in which you live and work have a big impact on you. The people and the things you allow into your environment, have an impact on you as well. To be successful it's important to create spaces that nurture and support you.
It's important to keep in mind that your home is a reflection of you. It is connected to you. It is part of you. It is a reflection of you and everything that is going on in your life.
How do you feel about your home? Does it honor and support you? For example, a cluttered environment does not support you. When you surround yourself with things that you do not need, use, want or love, it does not support you. When you surround yourself with chaos, it does not support you. If your environment does not support you, it is very difficult for you to achieve the level of success you would like to achieve - in fact, your environment, if it is cluttered and chaotic and you don't love it - is merely reflecting back to you what you truly feel you deserve.
If you let it, your environment can support you in all areas of your life. In order for it to do that, you need to create an environment that you love, that feels really good to you, that represents you. It doesn't matter how big or small your home is. It doesn't matter how much or how little you have. If you have a small home, with just a few items of furniture, and if it is clean and well organized and you love it, it will support you just as much as if you had a larger home. It's not the size of the home or the amount of contents, it's what you do with what you have that counts.
Just as surely as your home can support you, it can also sabotage you if you don't pay attention to it. A home that is not cared for, that is cluttered and in a state of disrepair cannot support you.
Just as your home reflects all aspects of your life, so your work space reflects how you feel about what you do and how successful you feel. If your office is cluttered and filled with things that you don't need or use on a regular basis, or if it is filled with things that have nothing to do with your work it can hold you back keeping you distracted.
Your work environment should reflect your expertise. It should be professional and reflect the level of success that you want to achieve. Take a look at your office space with new eyes. If this office belonged to someone else and you were visiting them in this office, what would your impression of that person be? Does the space reflect someone who is confident and professional? Does it make you feel that they are successful in what they do?
It doesn't matter if nobody ever comes to your office and you are the only person who sees it. The energy of your work space is the energy that you are putting out to the world about what you do.
Pay attention to your home and work environments. They will support you and lead you to greater levels of success if you let them.
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