And once you are on the right track, how do you stay there?
Well, there are two essential things you MUST put in place to guide you. They are:
1. Create your own Success Definition
Having a definition of success that you have carved out for yourself will be a guide for you to follow when making decisions, setting goals and creating action plans.
It will help you make better choices for yourself. And as a result of making better choices, you will get better results.
It is easy to get caught in the trap of chasing success as defined by society, family and peers.
But ask yourself this
“Whose definition of success do I want to spend my one and only life living by?”
Take time to create your own definition of success for all areas of your life.
Think of it almost as a navigation tool steering you down the right path and keeping you there.
2. Get clear on your Core Values
Your core values are things that are central to who you are. They are the things, that when you are living and working by them, make you feel fulfilled, alive and living life fully.
You can tell when your core values are being trampled all over because life and work feel a push, a struggle and totally unfulfilling.
People who orientate their life and work around their core values are the people who are more likely to be living a fulfilled life, getting the results they really want and feeling successful on their own terms.
So, take some time out to get clear on what your core values are.
Once you have your definition of success and your core values nailed, make sure your vision, goals and action plans are built on them.
To make choices and decisions easier for yourself, keep asking:
“Does this fit with my core values and definition of success?”
If you head off on a journey without a map of how you will get to your destination, chances are you are going to end up taking the wrong road.
The same is true of trying to create the life and work you really want without a definition of success or knowing your core values.
I encourage you to take some time to create your own definition of success based on your core values.
Then use them to drive your choices and decisions to get on the right path and keep you there.
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