It was wonderful to have Chuck Spezzano, co-founder of Psychology of Vision, back in London for a 3-day seminar on Success and Abundance. He was in good form and about 70 people had a powerful seminar with things to muse on. For me the big ‘Ah-ha’ moment was to learn that success without happiness is not true success. Like many things, it seems very obvious once you grasp it. We all know people who appear so successful in their careers and in the money stakes: but are they happy?
Added to that we also learned that a true level of success could be shared with others; to motivate, encourage and love other people to their success for success must be a mutual thing and not another aspect of competition.
So now we have a double-barreled approach to success and happiness, for to truly have one we also need the other. They are interdependent and equal. They are aspects of life we all claim to desire the most in whatever style that is for us, and in that striving most of us seem to have got off track. How often have we heard, “what will make me happy is money or a good job or winning the lottery!”? But then we place one before the other. It might be easier to say, “I will strive for happiness and success will naturally follow.” Because all happiness comes from our giving, as all our gifts are just different aspects of love, which is always about giving.
So success is about what we give and not about what we get.
And that is where we ended the workshop; our willingness to give wholeheartedly. How willing are we to be in service to those around us so that we transcend our smallness, even pettiness, to play a much bigger game? This is the essence of Chuck Spezzano and he is a great example to us all.