Success Coaching Exercise #844
Life is Learning. Life is Change. Life is Challenge.
What does success mean? Well, let's get technical and look that up so here is what I found by Googling the word:
suc·cess /səkˈses/ noun 1. the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. "the president had some success in restoring confidence" Similar: favorable outcome, successfulness, favorable result, successful outcome, positive result, victory, triumph Opposite: failure, poverty
2. the attainment of popularity or profit. "the success of his play" Similar: prosperity, prosperousness, successfulness, affluence, wealth, riches, fortune, opulence, luxury, comfort, life of ease, the good life, milk and honey 3. a person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity. "I must make a success of my business" Similar: triumph, bestseller, box-office success, sellout, coup, master stroke Got that? Good. Now, who do you think is responsible for accomplishing those aims, the attainment of popularity or profit, and achieving prosperity? Is the government responsible? Is your mom responsible? Or are you ultimately responsible for achieving your own aims, popularity, or profit? In other words, who is ultimately responsible for their own success? If you answered that you are responsible for your own success then good, you are on the right track. Hooray!
Now we we can move onto actually creating success and answering these questions is where we can start. But remember, there is no right or wrong answer. Take your time and really think about your answers.
What do you really want right now?
What does it look like?
Why do you want it?
When do you want it, really?
What is holding you back from getting it?
Do you believe you can get it?
What motivates you?
What are your skills and talents (what you can do that is really good)?
What change in your thinking has to take place?
What new knowledge do you need to gain?
What new skills do you need to learn?
Who do you have to become in order to get what you want right now?
When have you been successful in the past?
What led you to this success?
What did you have to do to make this success happen?
What kind of attitude did you have when you accomplished your success?
Do you know other people who are successful? What did they achieve?
Do you find your self having to plan to get what you want? Good because that is part of the process. "Things rarely get stuck because of lack of time. They get stuck because the doing of them has not been defined." - David Allen
You achieve your own goals because you want what you want. Right? But the only person responsible for achieving that victory with planning is you. No matter how big or small that success is, you can do it. Got it? GOOD.