How to get from where you are
To where you want to be
How people think success happens
How it actually happens
The Path to Success
Do you have a goal, a dream, or is there anything else you’re focusing on changing or improving in your life right now? Maybe you’re looking to grow your business? accomplish a goal? Or, make a big change in your personal or professional life?
If so, then you’ve landed at the right place. This section of the website is all about how to get from wherever you are today to where you really want to be…or as we call it around here, UpSpiral.
EVERYTHING improved once I understood how to UpSpiral and reach the dreams I had for my life— whether that was graduating from Harvard Law School, hitting my financial goals, or quieting my mind and doing my inner work on the spiritual journey.
Understanding how to UpSpiral also allowed me to take one of the BIGGEST leaps of faith in my life and quit my job as an attorney to create the career I really wanted.
“And suddenly you know, it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart
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Most people think the path to what you want is linear. As long as you put in the time, work really hard, execute your plan, your route to success will look like this—a straight path you will move forward on until you finally get to where you want to be.
the path to success actually looks like a big spiral staircase that we climb (like the picture below).
This is the spiral path we must move up anytime we want to successfully pursue a dream or accomplish anything important in our life. Take a look at the spiral. There’s a frontside and backside on each loop of the spiral.
When you’re on the frontside of the spiral, it feels great. Things are working and falling into place. You feel like you are truly getting somewhere. You’re inspired. Nothing can stop you.
But, inevitably, your journey will turn and you’ll encounter the backside of the spiral. There’s no avoiding backsides of the spiral. It’s how the path to success works. It’s also when you encounter the exact challenges that help you grow, learn, and get stronger so you can ultimately succeed.
The Backside of the Spiral
When you’re on the backside of the Spiral, it’s easy to think you’re failing or things are not working out. But really you’ve just hit a backside of the Spiral. If you’re aware and know how to navigate around the backside, it’s when you can learn the most, discover important insights, and grow. It’s also when you get even stronger by overcoming challenges and what can feel like defeat.
Creating any success in your life is a dynamic process of navigating around frontsides and backsides of the Spiral. And one of the most essential realizations about the spiral path, is that the overall motion is toward success. Take a look at the picture of the spiral, whether or you’re on the frontside or the backside of the spiral, as long as you’re taking steps forward, you’re making progress and moving up toward success.
An infinite loop & A reverse spiral
There are two important patterns that can come up when you’re trying to UpSpiral: Infinite Loops and Reverse Spirals.
It’s important to know how your beliefs and actions cause these patterns to happen and affect your ability to push up your Spiral.
An Infinite Loop is a pattern you can fall into where you either knowingly or unknowingly repeat behaviors and decisions that aren’t working and keep you stuck (see the picture below).
You can break the pattern!
A Reverse Spiral happens (see picture below) as you’re making progress up the Spiral, but you begin to make continual poor decisions that work against you. Your progress comes to a halt and you begin to spin back down the wrong way.
You can break out of every Infinite Loop and Reverse Spiral and get back on the path to UpSpiraling. It’s never too late to learn lessons, make adjustments, and change those thoughts, beliefs, and actions that work against you
If there are any big goals or dreams you have today or if you’re wanting to make a change, download the Possibility of Today Toolkit which includes your UpSpiral Strategy Plan. Also, you can join us for the monthly practices we do here at the Possibility of Today. Each month we focus in on a new practice that helps us make progress up any spiral. Are you ready to get started? Let’s go.