I love this advert by HSBC.
Do you ever wonder why many people fail? It’s because they fail to maintain momentum on doing what it takes to achieve their goals, and some, well some of don’t get started at all. We put off today what we think we can do tomorrow and then, we get side-swiped by that old cliché “tomorrow never comes.” Yep, the creeping death of your goals and dreams known as procrastination.
Life doesn’t have to be like that for you.
So what’s the answer to success? What are the secrets of success? Can you get coaching for success?
Yes to all three. Success is simply doing what it takes to achieve what you want to achieve. Whatever your own definition of success or whatever your ambition it’s going to take action on your part to achieve it.
So how do we do it? What are the pitfalls?
First of all, decide what you want. Secondly, decide what you want. Thirdly decide what you want.
Ok decide what you want – that’s easy, right? Well for most of us we don’t decide what we really want we decide on what we think we want or what we think will get us what we want.
So let’s take Bob – we ask Bob what he wants and he replies a better job. But that’s not really what Bob wants. If we asked Bob why he wanted a new job he would say – I want more money. Great so Bob wants more money, right? No. Why does Bob want the money? He wants the money so he can spend it on a holiday. Right, so it’s the holiday? No, he wants the holiday to spend more time with his kids. Are we there yet? No, but nearly. Bob wants to spend more time with his kids because it makes him happy. Why does Bob want to be happy? Because he wants to be happy! There you go “Bob wants to be happy.” Don’t we all? Well of course we do. We all want happy and fulfilled lives.
So what do you want? Why do you want it?
It’s important to ask yourself this question repeatedly to make sure you “get there”. When you are clearer about the destination you are more open to the different methods of getting it. Do you think Bob would have happily replaced his new job with a big win on the lottery? Of course he would.
So there’s your first step on your way YOUR success. Get clear on what you want.
Look out for part 2 of this series of posts.
Here’s to your success!