Talk To Your Kids About The Meaning Of Success

What does success mean to you? Have you talked to your kids about what success means to you and to them? Marilyn Jenett has written a wonderful article: What is Real Success -to You?

Read it. Share it. Commence a discussion with your kids! You will be glad you did.

What Is Real Success – to You?

By Marilyn Jenett

I’ve had decades to ponder this idea of success and what it really means, and I have arrived at the following conclusion…

To me, success means being connected to your Universal Source of Supply — Invisible Substance — or whatever you conceive that creative intelligence to be. You know that with your connection in place, this source energy will provide you with whatever you require for your health, wealth and happiness. Success is becoming open and receptive to receive your supply from the Universal parent through the umbilical cord of your thoughts and feelings — through your belief.

Now, money, for example, can come and go. Someone can have a million dollars one day and lose it the next day in the stock market or in business. But the million dollars does not represent success. If a person is connected to their Source of supply, they know that Substance is unlimited and even though it may retreat, they know it will flow again toward them just like the tides. They know that Substance in any form — not just financial — is always available according to their ability to receive — according to their heartfelt, deep inner conviction and connection to the Source.

The late producer Mike Todd, one of Elizabeth Taylor’s husbands, said, “Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a state of mind.” Although I strongly suggest that you never use those “b” and “p” words, I have to say that this man truly had a success consciousness. He knew at some level, consciously or unconsciously, that appearances meant nothing and that he could always receive again because he was connected to his Source.

I have experienced outer success and accomplishment. I have also had my dark nights of the soul. But it was during one dark night of the soul — the final one — that I finally got it. I knew — really knew — that no matter what the appearance was at that moment, that my supply was at hand because I was connected. Not just paying lip service, but really connected. My supply arrived, and it arrived faster than I could have ever imagined.

From that moment on, I have considered myself a success, no matter what the current condition of the “tides” is.

Years ago, one of my great teachers gave me this affirmation:

All my wants and needs are filled now.

All my wants and needs are filled now. Perfect.

Knowing that whatever your need or want is — that you have the ability to open your mind and heart to the Universe and receive it…without limitation…knowing that you are connected, tapped into the Source of every good thing, a Source that wants to give to you, not withhold from you…what could be more successful than that?

Success is not to be measured by how much material wealth is possessed, 
but whether you are able to create at will what you need.

— Paramahansa Yogananda

Marilyn Jenett, from her book, Feel Free to Prosper: Two Weeks to Unexpected Income with the Simplest Prosperity Laws Available, Penguin Random House


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Marilyn Jenett, renowned prosperity mentor and accomplished entrepreneur, founded the Feel Free to Prosper® program to mentor and teach others to become aligned with Universal laws and accept their right to prosper. For more information and her free gift, visit

Her book, Feel Free to Prosper – Two Weeks to Unexpected Income with the Simplest Prosperity Laws Available, is available from Penguin Random House at booksellers worldwide.

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