Do you still keep that all important 'Inner Spark Alive'? ...even 15 yrs later from college!
To me 4 steps lead to 'true arriving'. Our success domain can be summarized in 4 simple steps.
Step#1 : Dream With Totally Relaxed Freedom!
Though I said, forget Dreams what I meant is dream with freedom in detail. Uninterrupted, free flowing and mentally 'living it out'. Learn to dream this way!
Step#2 : Let Your Dreams Lead To Visions!
Yes! Clear cut visions where you see the complete road map. All vivid and clear. Hearing, seeing, feeling, tasting and smelling whole picture exactly as you want it. This is what I call focused visions.
Step#3 : Let Your Visions Lead To A Physical Model!
Make a small model of your vision...just the way an architect make miniature models of his buildings.
Or make a 'printable' model on a piece of paper. Thorough and clear. Include everything that you want in it.
Step#4 : Begin To Manifest Your Miniature Model!
Ladies and gentlemen! Now you are on to it!
This is the area where you come across some practical problems. Keep focused on your miniature model - Begin tackling the problems as and when it arises. One by one.
Forget the word determination to release yourself from self-defeating pressures!
Instead, just be 'willing to go through' what it takes it to be there. That is submit yourself completely to your vision.
End Result: Your success! Unadulterated pure success!