Inspiration A Challenge / will power

Success Is…

Strength…….the capacity or power to endure work or vigorous activity. It is competence; stability, and stick-to-it-ness. In almost every phase of your life, whether it’s for work or play, you must use your strength to complete each task.  To reach any successful goal, your thoughts must be in harmony with  your strengths.  Set realistic goals based on your ability, power, endurance and  experience.

Unconditional ……not limited in any way. Understanding; having the knowledge and the ability to apply judgment; to understand and judge another as well as yourself. Avoid placing restrictions or limitations on your ability to be open to the opinions, ideas and assistance of others. Be ready to view another’s thoughts and actions, before making judgments or conclusions.

Confidence …….having a firm belief in one’s own powers. Trusting your own thoughts, ideas, and feelings with deep faith boosts your confidence. This also leads to an absolute certainty in the trustworthiness of others. To encourage things to happen, find ways to overcome obstacles.

Chivalrous…….characterized  by kindness and concern for others. Being courteous and well-mannered in unpleasant situations is a worthy habit to develop. Show respect and be attentive to others - it comes back to you.

Effort……the constant supply of energy to do something. Anything worth having is never easy to accomplish. However, the payback from the effort  can be great. The enforcement of one good idea is worth more than a million good ideas not acted upon.

Stability …..the ability to withstand pressures, deadlines, and daily stress. The ability to balance priorities. Being able to bounce back from obstacles, delays, and stumbling blocks, Hold on to your sense of spirit and you can withstand many challenges.

Self-discipline …… self control, strength of mind, and will-power determines were you will be at the end of the week, the month, the year. What takes place in these small periods of a lifetime is what determines whether the whole of your life is successful.


Strength, confidence, effort, belief in yourself, will power, and self-discipline are just a few of the must haves to attain success. Whether your goal is a big one or a small one, put your energy into believing your own powers.

About the Author

For well over twenty years, Gerri D Smith combines her many talents as fashion apparel and accessories designer, entrepreneur, and creative writer. On the design side, creating elegant and distinctive designs is her on going passion. In Gerri’s words, "It is always a loving challenge to create and/or find unique accessories that can highlight your appearance and beauty as a woman." On the writing side, Gerri loves to motivate and challenge you with words of wisdom and inspiration. Visit,

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Recipe for Success

"Desire is a tremendous force, and must be directed in the right channels (to work). - Florence Scovel Shinn

Take one cup of Desire,
Mix it well with a heart full of Passion,
Shake in a tumbler of Willpower,
Add a full cup of Thought.
Stir in two cups of Commitment,
Slowly add one heaping spoonful each of Preparation, Ideas, Working Capital, and Fun

Mix and stir all of the above ingredients while adding a pinch of Faith (about the size of a mustard seed), and stir all until well blended.

Then with lots of Action, you will soon start to see the results of your Effort and Hard Work.

If your success doesn't come true the first time, start the recipe over again - this time with more feeling. Discover what you need to do to make the recipe for success work. This places you at the threshold of where you wish to be. Listen to the voice inside of you. Trust the source that comes from a Higher Power. He knows all of your wishes, your dreams, your ideas, and your plans for fulfilling them. You will be guided by the wisdom of the ages.

To do this you must start from a new point of action. Get rid of all doubt, confusion, and fear that prevents you from succeeding and reaching your goals. Then you will no longer react to the negative things in your life, but will live with a purpose, and go forth with confidence. Negative events will have no affect on you or the choices you make.

Pay attention to the guidance you receive. Your "inner ear" will lead you to the right choice and in the right direction. If it's something you desire now, go for it. Fearing to make that commitment will make you loose the opportunity - and it may just be the opportunity of your lifetime.

Feel free to change the "recipe for success" in any way you wish. It's yours to amend so that it fits your desires, your goals, your dreams, your life. Make it important enough to change your life. If you're in business become aware of how you conduct yourself with your clients, associates, employees, your vendors and suppliers. Measure their performance based on the way you interact and/or react with them.

If your performance is negative and critical, change it. If it's positive and uplifting, keep doing it. Try not to confuse or frustrate others. Try not to let others confuse, frustrate or anger you. Be aware of your feelings moment by moment. Do you show anger? Doubt? Fear? Are you judgmental? How can you stop your thoughts from controlling you? Knowing how is the first step to knowing yourself. This leads to empowerment - and success.

Will you do it? Will you actually take this step in faith?

About the Author....

Gerri D. Smith combines apparel design, and creative fashion writing, into a successful business. In business for twenty plus years and lovin' every minute of it - even the ups and downs, Gerri's deep passion for creating women's fashions and accessories is enhanced by her love of writing.

Another of Gerri's passions came true with the publication of her first novel, partly based on her own true life experiences. “A Challenge of Love” deals with the age old problem still  facing our society today – Abuse – in all it's devastating forms . Giving the female character the challenge of her life, and struggles to regain her self-esteem, Gerri weaves words of hope and encouragement throughout the story and  shows how to challenge life and regain self-esteem. More details available at,

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