It's the Last Day and Coach asks that we talk about success. Ya know, I do feel so different...I don't know how to talk about that. Is my life a perfect, thrilling, orderly and profound happiness of mythic proportions? Did I wake up with a long waist, blonde hair and no debt? Was I walking down Main street and "discovered" by a publishing house who can't wait to publish at least ten books of mine? Did I win one of those $800,000 homes a block off the ocean? Or a free Eco-tour of the Rainforest? Come on, at LEAST someone came to my door with a handful of balloons??
Nope. Nothing like that. What I have is simple. Friendships, actions to take, belief in myself, freedom from old burdens, positive thinking, a knowing I COULD make it a dream to go on an ECO-Tour.... If I want to, I can make that happen. But in truth, just living my regular, everyday life is plenty to handle, right now, and it's better and better. Also a real knowing, a reminder, what it's like to be around a whole ton of people who think it's fun to be supportive, sincere, upbeat, loving. Who have such interesting, admirable goals. Who WANT to put out an effort to make themselves, and this world, a better place.
I mean that is really a good feeling.
So, what is my success with TOOLS? Besides having reached this goal, having finished?
It's...moving forward, each day, in the directions I choose. Yeh. That's the big thing that has changed. It makes me feel calm and content, inside. To know things DO move, in the direction of my effort. My life really has become, in every moment, my decision.