How do you reach success?
What does it look like? What does it feel like? How do you get there? What resources do you need to be successful? Have you been successful in the past? How do you repeat your success? When do you think you will be successful? Is your idea of success a realistic goal? What happens once you become successful?
Any of these questions look/feel familiar?
You want to become successful? First you must believe you can! If you have a lofty idea of success like idk: Being entirely self employed by age 35; I can honestly say, you will never reach your idea of success if you can not look yourself in the mirror and say with conviction, that you will reach your goals. **bonus points if you can put a deadline on there**
The next step to reaching success is making a plan. You may want to break your goal down into mini-goals or step. What do you need to do to put yourself in a position to reach your idea of success? What can you do this week to reach your goals? These mini-goals then become the ‘road map’ to success. If you get side tracked, if you fail at one of the mini goals remember to fail forward. Don’t let the situation get the best of you; learn from it grow and keep pushing towards your end goal.
Finally, prepare yourself to reach your goal! Yea, yea, yea.. I know you will (step 1) Publish your book this year and (step 2) work on your book for 3 hours at least 3 times a week. But what happens once you’ve hit publish? What will you do when you get there? What is the next step? How will your book succeed? While working on the book should you not be working on a marketing strategy too? After you hit publish how will you share it? While working on reaching your goals, you should also be making space in your life to reach said goal.
Remember we discussed in this post, that success isn’t a destination, its a journey? Identifying your goal/dream and working toward it is just a stop on the journey.
So, I ask you again. What does success look like?!
if your idea of SUCCESS isn’t terrifying .. IT ISN’T BIG ENOUGH!