Your Success is in Your Hands: A 5 Step Formula for Success
by Carol Brown
Why is it that some people seem able to succeed at whatever they put their mind to whilst others set off with gusto and enthusiasm which fizzles out and they give up short of their target?
There are probably several explanations but one might be that the second group are ignoring the formula for success that could be held in their own hand. It can be used to achieve success in any area of life, personal or professional.
This 5 step formula for success is simple, you can count the steps on the fingers of one hand, which may be why so many ignore it. But sometimes there is genius in simplicity.
Know your outcome: Define exactly what it is that you want. Where is it you are going? Be specific, not vague and fuzzy. Know precisely what your ‘desired outcome’ is.
Why do you want it?: Ask yourself how you will benefit from this outcome? What will it give you? What will you gain and what will you move away from?
Take action: Formulate you plan in writing. Break it down into steps. Create your stepping stones and your path to success. Then take courage and take action!
Review and Revise: Is it working? Examine your results. The plan may only succeed in some areas and not in others. How can it be revised to make it better? What needs to be changed to get the results you want?
Adapt your approach: Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, or the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Rewrite and improve plans as necessary and take alternative actions. Then repeat steps 4 & 5. Make progress by adapting your approach, reviewing and improving your plans and actions. If you stick to this process, you are far more likely to achieve your goal and in the shortest possible time.
Take the time to revisit your goal. Know your desired outcome. What will it look like to you? How will you feel when you have achieved it? What will you be saying to yourself when that day comes? What will it mean for you and those around you?
Wishing you all the success you can hold in your hands…