The Spiritual Secret to Success

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Note: Updated in November 2018 for clarity and additional resources.

For many years I thought my success was based on how stressed out and anxious I was. I equated accomplishment with overworking, pushing and manipulating outside circumstances in my favor.

My “go out and grab it” mentality only got me so far. I constantly felt like a hamster in a wheel trying to run faster but always winding up right where I left off. Worst of all I pushed my nervous system beyond it’s limit. I’d work, work, work and then burn out. This was a typical routine for me.

Stillness is the secret to success

Then at age 25, upon hitting bottom, I came to learn the blessing of stillness. I learned that stillness is the spiritual secret to success. In my case I had to hit an emotional, spiritual and physical bottom in order to slow down. I guess it doesn’t matter how I got there. All that matters is that I was finally still.

Through meditation, prayer and my commitment to an inner awareness I was able to realize that my greatest accomplishments would come from stillness. This is when I really started living.

Stillness is the key to successWhen we still our mind and body we can truly connect with our spirit. Then once we establish a spiritual connection our job is to follow the guidance we receive. Slowing down and listening is the key to living a guided life. In stillness we hear. And then it’s our job to take Good Orderly Direction from a God of our own understanding.

When we embrace stillness, life flows

Living a guided life is about extending the seconds of stillness. As we add up the moments of stillness we begin to feel life begin to flow. What we need comes directly to us, life lessons are no longer so difficult and we have a greater awareness of our purpose and our connection to the world. Stillness is where it’s at. This is the spiritual secret to success!

How to practice stillness to have more success

In the video, and in the breakdown below it, I share tools for practicing stillness to harness success.

Create mindful moments throughout the day

We speed up by slowing down. Try this yourself by creating mindful moments throughout your day, when you can sit for 1 minute with your eyes closed, paying attention to your breath or silently reciting a mantra.

I like to use my Spirit Junkie App, which delivers a new affirmation every day. I set hourly alarms and when my phone buzzes, I take a minute to repeat the affirmation and let it soak in.

Begin a daily meditation practice

Another really important tool is to begin a daily meditation practice of any kind, whether you sit for five minutes or 20 minutes. Maybe you sit for two times a day, and give yourself that great opportunity to reorganize your energy.

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If you’re new to meditation or have struggled to stick with it in the past, check out my free meditations! All you have to do is press play and listen to my guidance. Access the meditations here.

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  1. Wow! I love that part at the end about reframing this. Instead of thinking of all of my actions as being what makes me successful, I can think of my quiet time of meditation and listening to my inner guidance as what makes me successful. That’s a wonderful relief when lately I’ve been feeling so much pressure to “do, do, do” all the time!

  2. For many people think the brain does it all. But not all alone or on its own. It has its limits sometimes when you are taught you can only catch a sense of an experience that someone has told you or shared through a book…all your levels of thinking are completly on different levels. It is like paralel Universes moving the opposite way. Sometimes when we stay in the now, focus and aware even centered we can see each think rise into our eyes. We can accept our fear. We can always transform our beliefs but what is within and on the outsidebis completly connected. We are all our own lives but we all work on dynamic ing and sometimes we never talk to certain people, we may never know why. It is what it is the game of life. The human race. Yolo

  3. Hi gabby..
    I am Aditi from India.. From the past 1mth i m reading..ol kinda miracle aka law of attraction aka self help
    But i need ur help..Well herez the thing..
    i m into dis law of attraction thing..i believe in dis thing(quantum, metaphysics n ol)
    they’r so many people xperiencing this thing..n i’ve olso experiencd it..many a tyms.. Bt u knw..frm the past 2 weeks or sumthing..m getting so many negative n confusd vibes..(some kinda resistance)
    i knw that i’v to b happy..n believe dis thing..
    I want to b hapi..and i want to fullfill my dreamzz..
    Bt derez something in me ..which is blocking my thoughts.. negative blocks or self sabotage kinda things.
    I mean i dont evn knw..whats goin on wid me..n itz really effcting me..n i m really a sensitive kinda person..
    i knw i’v to b positive..b hapi..b xcitd..n want to live my lyf wid joy..
    bt i don knw wats goin on..i knw..itz my decision to b hapi..n i want to..bt therez is anothr voice in my head..whuz coming in my way to hapiness..!!
    i don even knw..whats goin on with me..!!
    i’m confused..scared..n …!!
    Luk..i don even have the words to express my feelings..!!
    Itz lyk..i’v two voices in my head..
    one which believes in ol these things..n 2nd which agrue..which gets confused..which is scaring me..which is nt letting me to believe.. bt i want to..
    i don knw..wats goin on wid me..
    i wanna b hapi..i wanna b at peace..i wanna fullfill my dreams..bt this voice is nt letting me..
    n i don knw..how to contrl dis thing..
    i knw the sol.bt this voice is nt letting me to live my lyf..!

    I knw..i m writting dis to u..with so much confused n depressd feelings..
    Law of attraction is gonna bring more dis kinda feeling back to me..

    Luk..i believe on dis thing..bt still derez a big BUT in my lyf..!!
    Looking forward for ur rpl..!!
    Really need ur help..
    thanx alott..!!
    Hugs

  4. Hi gabby..
    I am Aditi from India.. From the past 1mth i m reading..ol kinda miracle aka law of attraction aka self help
    But i need ur help..Well herez the thing..
    i m into dis law of attraction thing..i believe in dis thing(quantum, metaphysics n ol)
    they’r so many people xperiencing this thing..n i’ve olso experiencd it..many a tyms.. Bt u knw..frm the past 2 weeks or sumthing..m getting so many negative n confusd vibes..(some kinda resistance)
    i knw that i’v to b happy..n believe dis thing..
    I want to b hapi..and i want to fullfill my dreamzz..
    Bt derez something in me ..which is blocking my thoughts.. negative blocks or self sabotage kinda things.
    I mean i dont evn knw..whats goin on wid me..n itz really effcting me..n i m really a sensitive kinda person..
    i knw i’v to b positive..b hapi..b xcitd..n want to live my lyf wid joy..
    bt i don knw wats goin on..i knw..itz my decision to b hapi..n i want to..bt therez is anothr voice in my head..whuz coming in my way to hapiness..!!
    i don even knw..whats goin on with me..!!
    i’m confused..scared..n …!!
    Luk..i don even have the words to express my feelings..!!
    Itz lyk..i’v two voices in my head..
    one which believes in ol these things..n 2nd which agrue..which gets confused..which is scaring me..which is nt letting me to believe.. bt i want to..
    i don knw..wats goin on wid me..
    i wanna b hapi..i wanna b at peace..i wanna fullfill my dreams..bt this voice is nt letting me..
    n i don knw..how to contrl dis thing..
    i knw the sol.bt this voice is nt letting me to live my lyf..!

    I knw..i m writting dis to u..with so much confused n depressd feelings..
    Law of attraction is gonna bring more dis kinda feeling back to me..

    Luk..i believe on dis thing..bt still derez a big BUT in my lyf..!!
    Looking forward for ur rpl..!!
    Really need ur help..
    thanx alott..!!
    Hugs

  5. Hi Gabby I love your work!
    I downloaded your ap a while ago and it doesn’t seen to work even though I’ve followed the instructions to install it. Does it only work on the newest iPhones? (I have an iPhone 4)
    Thanks, Sandy xx

  6. Hey gabby I love your work!
    I downloaded your alarm clock ap a while ago but it doesn’t seem to work.. I’ve followed the instructions on how to install it but it still doesn’t work (I have an iPhone 4 could that be why?).
    Thanks, Sandy xx

  7. Gabby I am so ridiculous OB SESSED with how your messages also come at the right time. You have inspired and uplifted me in a way I can’t even begin to express – you are a true life saver. Thank you for all you do <3

    Love and light

    Nicole

  8. I couldn’t agree more with you Gabby. I am a type A personality and am very driven. I have two online businesses (a lifestyle site and business consultation company) so getting caught up in the doing and goal reaching can be my default setting. I do meditate every morning and it has helped me so much find my center but also come back to who I really am (ie. I am not my accomplishments). I think I might start doing a second meditation during the day just to recenter and refocus. Thanks for these great tips! xoxo

  9. Hi Gabby,

    This is something I really need to work on. I am in the process of starting my own life coaching business and have been working myself ragged to get my business off the ground. I feel myself getting anxious because I am trying to do too much at one time, and feel like if I don’t do enough I won’t have a thriving business. I am going to be more mindful after reading this. I have been trying to remind myself to just be and give time to relax. I made myself lay by the pool yesterday and not have access to a computer or phone. It’s just hard to do this when as you mentioned you are in the overachiever mentality.

    Thank you for this reminder, I really needed to hear this!

    Melissa

      1. Thanks, Gabby! I will be checking that out today. Also, I went to open Miracles Now this morning when I woke up and it turned to #108 You Are the Guru, that could not have been more perfect for this week 🙂

  10. Love it, Gab! This has truly changed every aspect of my life and definitely the success of my happiness, my relationships, my health, my peace + my purpose. I know now that my true work here is done in mindful stillness… Thank you for sharing! : )
    By the way, you look gorgeous! : ) <3

  11. Hi,
    I’ve been through some pretty horrible things at a young age. My problem is that my parents have no idea of what has happened to me. I tried to go to somebody at the time of the incident but they brushed me off. Friends and other family know of what i went through years after it had happened. But even thou it’s been 30 some years since this has happened , I don’t want my parents to know only because I know they would feel horrible. I don’t want them to have this on their mind at their age. I am listening to your videos for The spiritual secret to success. Does anybody have any advice or words of wisdom on how I can do this successfully without them finding out? I would love to help others that maybe be going thru the something that i have went thru.

    Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.
    Valerie

  12. THANK YOU ! This was so timely for me. As I’ve been increasingly feeling very anxious and stressed with work and starting my own business while maintaining a full time job. Stillness. Much love Gabby!

  13. Thank you, Gabby, for sharing!:) It was a great reminder, and such a beautiful message. Going to be more mindful with intention and thought. I do love meditation. And I love to practice daily! Lots of Love to you, Kristin <3

  14. Thanks for this. Im trying to incorporate meditation into my daily wake up routine. I love that you said this is part of the reason that you are successful.

  15. Yes! Thank you, Gabby. This is my exact mantra for these summer months. With the kids home, I’ve began to practice stillness as a whole for this summer, and it’s been such an enjoyable and peaceful time. Success!!

  16. Hi Gabby,

    You are a true inspiration! Thank you so much for this beautiful reminder. I have been so overwhelmed and stressed about everything that I’ve forgotten to be back into stillness. So, THANK YOU.

    Btw, do you have any tips on other ways to stop worrying and overthinking (other than prayers)?

    Hope to hear from you!! 🙂

    Much love & big hugs,
    Grace

  17. Hi Gabby, why are your apps only ever available for Apple? There are a ton of us who have Androids and would like your app too.

    1. I agree. I love Gabby b since I first found her 2 years ago but I havent watched a video in a year because I don’t like it when I can’t get an app on Android 🙂 still much love but I’ve moved on to James Altucher who is kind of my ING.. So good things and still much love for Gabby b plus she was one of his first guests!!

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