What if I told you that what you are experiencing in your life right
now is a reflection of what is going on in your inner world right now?
Well, it’s true. At least according to success guru and fellow
millennial, James Melouney.
What comprises your “inner world"?
Melouney, author of the book “The Art of Success,” describes the top
three things that make up what’s going on within you.
1. Your “mental world” — your conscious and subconscious thoughts,
knowledge, and beliefs about yourself, others, and the world.
2. Your “emotional world” — all the emotions that arise and fall
within you, day in and day out.
3. Your “spiritual world” — the spiritual connection you have with
yourself and the universe.
An Australian, Melouney left his job in corporate strategy to pursue
his passion of serving others by learning and sharing lessons on life
As it pertains to your inner world, he wrote in a recent newsletter:
“If there appears to be a problem in your life (such as a lack of
money), the first step to permanently solving that problem is to
recognize that you’re seeing the fruit, not the root. You’re seeing
the effect, not the cause.The symptom, not the disease itself.”
Melouney claims that if you can’t get past the initial symptom then
you may be experiencing self-sabotage, a condition that tends to
undermine most success you might experience in your life. I had the
pleasure of having Melouney on my digital news program a few months
ago where we discussed the importance of taking responsibility for
what is happening in our lives and to examine the root cause rather
than just the effect.
Some examples of harmful subconscious beliefs, which Melouney
estimates a vast majority of individuals deal with, include views on
success like: “I don’t deserve success. I’m not good enough. Success
takes too much hard work.”
On wealth: “Money is the root of all evil. Rich people are greedy.
Save your money for a rainy day. If I become wealthy then I risk
losing it all.”
And on relationships: “I’m not worthy of love. I’m too old to find
love. I’ll never be able to trust anyone.”
Melouney went on to outline that we don’t mean to sabotage our own
success, but sadly, it’s become a by-product of the way our mind
“Our mind is constantly trying to learn and understand the world so
that it can protect us and make sure we survive. How does it do this?
It moves us toward perceived safety and away from perceived danger,”
Of course, we form what might be considered a perceived danger from
the experiences we’ve had throughout our young lives.
Melouney admits that it isn’t an easy thing to correct. But that by
reconditioning your subconscious mind, you can ultimately achieve the
health, wealth and happiness you desire most.
We live in a world surrounded by the noise of negativity and judging
beliefs that grow within us over the course of our lives. Which is why
Melouney underscores the importance of repeating empowering
declarations and affirmations.
He suggests researching and coming up with “I am” type statements
based around the things you most want to see improvement on in and
around your life.
For example, if you desire to be promoted, declare: “I am everyone’s
choice to be the next division manager.”
Melouney suggests declaring these affirmations with conviction and
belief, and to say them several times after you wake up in the morning
and just before you head to bed in the evening.
This strategy has worked for Melouney in several areas of his life,
and the reason I’m writing about it today is because it’s also helped
me with my own matters of health and success.
We both agreed that there is something quite powerful about the spoken
word when you believe, mean, and then take action on what it is that
“This is your life to live and what you make of it is up to you,”
Melouney told me. “If you can push yourself out of your comfort zone
every day and grow a little bit, then success is pretty much
guaranteed to be yours.”
To get a copy of Melouney’s book and learn more about “The Art of
Success,” visit JamesMelouney.com.
Wade Heath grew up in Lodi. Reconnect with him: www.Facebook.com/wadewire