Can we speed up success? Can we skip the pedantic stuff, the slow and arduous background work and taste the magic of instant wealth and success?

Probably not. If life was meant to give you instantly all the wealth and success you want on a platter, where would you learn your life lessons? Even those who win huge money via lottery or gambling cannot bypass the school of learning wisdom, which this earth life experience offers us. Wealth, true holistic wealth, goes much deeper than instant success and gratification, because it has to match who you are being.

Success typically follows a series of small events and gradual achievements that can seem to take an eternity to happen. It may include a few disappointments along the way that can challenge to the core everything you believe in - your identity, courage, integrity, and even your stamina to keep going.

The key is to focus on what is working for you and to address what is not working. If you focus on what is not working, guess what: you are probably coming from a place of aggravation as your mind tries to cope with all that seems to be going wrong. The key to manifesting, as you know by now, is to focus on what you want, maintaining a positive frame of mind as much as possible.

Inevitably you will feel pangs of negative energy from time to time. You may even have negative thoughts like "I'm not good enough," "It will never work," or "Something must be wrong with me." These negative thoughts are our springboard to growth as they make us dive deep into our inner resources to what we believe about who we are, and about what we can achieve in life.

Meditation can be a powerful tool for discerning solutions to problems and shifting your mindset so you can expect success and attract it sooner rather than later. Through meditation you gain the ability to essentially shut down the outer layer of your judgmental, highly-critical brain and allow your subconscious mind to take over. You relax into a deeper state of inner peace and stillness, tapping into a higher level of creativity that will help usher in the results you want. If you want answers, you must ask from this inner place of serenity, then be open to receive higher guidance when it comes.

This guidance may come in the form of intuitive knowing, a dream instruction or from other people responding to you. Very often you will find synchronicities happening around you that point you in the right direction. These are indications of your focus, and if that focus is positive and harmonious, they will gel together for you, easing you to the success you desire. Pay attention to synchronicities! Notice them, and follow your intuition.

Finally, remember that patience is a virtue. Focus on your dream; keep at it, and quickly enough, you will be only one week, then only one day away from your ultimate success.

Be grateful for what is working, stay focused on your vision and continue to take ACTION! Can we speed up success? Who wants to, when the journey is so exciting?

Author's Bio: 

Marie C. Barrett, is an author, teacher and holistic spiritual life coach. For your personal coaching to discreate negative emotions and discover real joy, go to and see Marie's blog at