Thursday, May 07, 2009

Success, Step by Step

Image by Sigurd Decroos

In my search to find success it has been important to define goals and meaning. It has been a search to find answers to these question:
  • Why am I doing this?
  • Is it important to me?
  • What are my priorities?
What is success?
I define success as good self-esteem, effective interpersonal skill, healthy emotional responses.
In simple words, successful people focus on how the small actions contribute to the success of the greater goal despite setbacks and discomfort.
  1. Overcome drawbacks
  2. Self-control
To overcome resistance focus on how specific actions are part of a major plan or purpose. Think how actions fit into an overall framework. Long-term projects can easily get bogged down by focusing on the minutiae of everyday processes. By categorising project stages conceptually it is possible to maintain focus and achieve greater discipline.

To help promote success keep these points in mind:
  • Is this worthwhile? Can I see this through to completion?
  • The language, choose your words carefully to promote success.
  • Give yourself permission to succeed, with achievable goals.
  • Keep linking each action with the original idea.
  • People are at their best when they work together, great achievements are the works of people working together.
There is no short cut to success.