Here are the 3 key pieces in my formula for success:
1. Having a written goal
We naturally manifest more of what we focus on. When you spend time identifying what your success looks like, so you can describe your goal with clarity, everything else will follow smoothly. Without a goal, you will remain stuck
2. Taking Consistent Action
I’m sorry to say it, but having a clear goal without taking action is not going to make your success happen. I guess it sounds obvious when I say it like that, but I have learned not to be surprised when I see someone who has set a goal, felt chuffed and then sat back waiting for it to happen (whilst wondering why it hasn’t.) You have to work backwards from your goal to understand the actions you need to take and when you need to take them, so you have a plan. You also need to think hard about the things that might get in your way of plan and make another plan for what you’ll do in the case that these things happen (it’s so much harder to think clearly in the moment of challenge and this can lead to inaction.) Finally you always need to know in the back of your mind WHY you are working towards your goal. Write that down too, so that on those days when action seems impossible, you can remember why you are doing this and get back in the game.
3. Tasting LACK of not having had the success you crave
And when I say taste, I actually mean have had eaten that meal whole, so that it sits in your throat and gives you acid reflux for an entire day. You have got to really understand what it feels like not to have had success. Did you ever give up chocolate for lent? How good does that chocolate taste when you have finally gotten to eat it? Would it have tasted that good if you had just eaten it yesterday?
If you are not experiencing the success you want to right now, I want you to look at where you are and what you are experiencing. It might give you some clues as to why you aren’t working as hard as you could be to be where you want to be. And of course look at the 3 piece formula and ask yourself, “what am I missing?”
GOAL + ACTION + A REAL, DEEP EXPERIENCE OF NOT HAVING SUCCESS
= THE ULTIMATE FORMULA FOR YOUR SUCCESS!!!!
But wait a minute, there is something else… The formula only works if you have time carved out in your plan of action to work on you and your personal development, and you have someone or something to keep you accountable to your plan of action!
I know, I didn’t mention this above, and it’s massive, and it’s for that reason most people don’t want to hear it. However, if I’ve learned one thing from my personal experience it’s that not working on one’s own personal growth is the ultimate formula not to succeed, or at the very least put a roof over what you are actually capable of, which may be way outside of what you see as your imminent success!
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And let me know what you’re trying to succeed with in the comments below! I would love to hear