We all want to be successful, get ahead, reach the top of our profession. We all want to thrive in areas that bring us happiness, joy and fulfillment.
It is possible for each and every on of us to attain these lofty heights and not only attain them, but also maintain them.
Success is an ever fluctuating and adapting experience of excellence, like a surfer riding an endless wave, constantly making fine adjustments to stance, weight transfer and balance to maintain forward momentum. Success is not a single thing. There can be many things, both spiritual and physical, and there can be many interconnected layers to your success.
To achieve success, we need to clearly define what it is, and then to have specifically defined points on which to focus so that we don’t get lost along the way.
Consider what success means for you right now. Define what success would be if you were to be living it now.
What details of success hold your attention and why are those details important?
Be greedy for a moment and say I WANT……
Now that you know what it is that you want, you can at least eliminate the behaviours that will hinder your progress towards achieving what you want.
Look at what you need to do with the resources that you have at your disposal to get you to that success. Assess how many small achievements need to be made to get you to where you want to be. This is like reading a road map and listing all the towns that you need to pass through to get to your vacation destination. You will instinctively know where you need to stop and consolidate your gains, and where you need to push through difficulty to get to the next point on your journey.
Trouble shoot your plan, look for weak points and have possible alternatives ready to help you through should things become difficult.
This is your plan!
Draw it our as a flow diagram or a mind map and pin it up somewhere convenient so you can assess you progress and maintain your motivation and determination daily.
Once you have a plan, anything is possible!