What Success Means to You
If you’re looking to bring more success in your life compare your goals to a road trip.
When you go on a road trip you know where you’re starting from, where you’re going and how you’re going to get there.
If you want to bring success into your life, then those same elements are key. To create success, you must know what success means to you.
And success is different for everyone so there is no ‘one size fits all’ way to achieve it, you have to define it for yourself.
To discover what success means to you is a simple process. Follow the steps below and you can create a plan to achieve the success you desire in whatever area of life you choose both personal and professional. You will also discover key success habits you need to build into your life to achieve your goals and reach success.
First, you need to decide what you want to achieve (your goal) to be successful. Write it down. Be very descriptive and use the present tense.
Write down why achieving this is important to you. What does it mean to you? How motivated are you to achieve this goal?
Then, write down how you will feel when you achieve your goal. How will your life change? Again be very descriptive and write using the present tense.
Where you are
Next, write down your current situation and how that makes you feel. Although that is how you feel right now try writing it in the past tense. This will begin to change the way you think about your situation and move towards creating the success you want. Your mind will begin to distance itself from your current situation and begin to believe that you are moving towards your goal.
When we decided we wanted to move we found the area we wanted to live in, we visited it often, went out to eat, shopped and bought groceries there. We immersed ourselves in it. Then we would talk about all the things we loved about living in the area, and how different it was from (at the time) our current home.
We would talk about all the key features of our new neighborhood and area, and we got the kids involved too. They were cute with their definitions of “success” for the new place, and we honored their important factors too (lots of kids, neighborhood pool, enough houses to trick or treat, and an art room). These actions cemented our new city + home as ours and within a couple months we found an amazing house in a great neighborhood that fit all those points we wanted.
Going through these steps gives your starting and ending points on your journey to success. Now you need to fill in how you are going to get there.
For us, a new city was success for us – which was really a specific way of life we wanted now that our kids were at a certain age. What is success for you? Starting your own business? Getting more clients? Travel? Opportunities? Buying your dream house? It can be anything you want it to be, just realize you will need to make some change to bring this goal into your life.
What needs to change to make your situation change and to get you from where you are to achieving your goal of success? Write down each step. You will find that you will need to look at your mindset, behavior, and habits. And remember you don’t have to change 100% overnight, instead, you can start to make small incremental changes each day that will begin to transform you into the new you.
Identify potential challenges to achieving your goal. Write them down and figure out how you will overcome them. Being prepared for things that could happen and how you can move past them will help you keep moving forward rather than stuck in reaction mode.
By completing the tasks above you are undertaking one of the key success habits; goal setting. You are also learning to know yourself better which is another habit for success because self-knowledge and positive mindset will help you identify your goal, understand what success means to you and create a plan that will help you achieve it.
To achieve success you need to understand what success is, what it means to you and how you will achieve it.
Here’s to creating the life you LOVE!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: TORIE MATHIS
Torie Mathis helps entrepreneurs get from where they are to where they want to be by working smarter. She is a best-selling author, Army veteran, speaker + trainer, and your mentor to creating the business+ life you love. She has cracked the code for creating a lucrative, independent business + an amazing lifestyle. She can help you with your marketing and business growth, your clarity and purpose and help you reach your vision of success. 🙂
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