So you want to achieve success?
Every single one of us does. But there are no two people in this world whose definition of success is the same. There are no two people in this world whose vision of successful life is identical. The goals we want to achieve are very personal to us. We all want “it” but the “it” is different.
We are all at various stages of life, individual growth and development. On my path to success I may be trying to compare my step 5 to your step 35. Bad idea? Yes, but we do it so often. We compare ourselves to others. We try to take other peoples’ recipe for success and fit it into our lives. It may not work.
So where should you begin your quest for success?
What works best is to develop your individual strategy. In coaching, every client is supported in finding solutions and designing the path based on their personal circumstances and current reality. The attention is on you and on the picture of your situation right now. So before you begin your personal journey towards success ask yourself:
- What is my definition of success?
- What does it look like?
- What is it based on?
- How will I know that I’m making progress?
- How will I know I achieved it?
- What resources have I got already that are going to support me and what do I still need?
This is all about you. Only you can create this holistic picture. Take into consideration all that you’ve got. Every single element of your life and who you are as a person, may determine the levels of success you will achieve. Be honest with yourself. Gain clarity on your resources, skills, abilities and strengths. You are laying a foundation that will support you in making positive progress. Don’t underestimate the importance of this initial groundwork. The path to success is bumpy and is always uphill. You will need this awareness and a boost of positivity at times of challenge.
Tell yourself the truth and be prepared to work hard. Success takes time and effort. How can you best prepare for what is most likely to go wrong? Get ready! Properly! What resources can you use to ensure steady progress especially when it’s not easy, when you need motivation, when you need creative ideas? Do your best to prepare for (almost) every possibility!
Do we still need others?
It’s true that you are going to be your own best source of information, motivation and support but you don’t have to walk your path to success alone.
We need each other. An effective support system, a network of people, associates, partners, mentors or allies could mean better results on your path to success. With the support and help from others you could achieve success faster and maintain motivation and positivity along the way. When you stumble on your path, they will be there for you. It will still be your success, achieved your own way but the company of others means increased effectiveness and help for you to stay on track.
Collaboration also means shared knowledge and wisdom. Someone in your support system may have already been where you are today. Maybe you have experience of your 35 steps that you can share with someone who’s just taking their 5th. That’s support at its best.
As humans we share the path and we can walk it together. Our paths may be similar but the success we achieve along the way is our own.
Who’s in your support system? How are you building it? Who would you like to see in it? Who can you recruit as your allies and why? Who can you be an ally for?
With this in mind we created the Serious about Success Group Coaching Programme. It is all about you and success achieved your way, but the bonus here is that you are offered an ongoing support from others. First and foremost to help you with support and development is the group facilitator, Maureen Hewitt, who is recognised through her work as an Executive and Business Coach, Facilitator and Coach Developer. With her reputation of success and the constant high demand for her services you’ll benefit from her expertise and experience for yourself the dynamic approach she has to coaching. You’ll also be in an environment where other driven and focused people came to get results. You need them and they need you on the path to success. So join the group. There’ll be a sense of shared endeavour, new network and new relationships.
So, what are you waiting for? Make room for some Serious Success in your life. Get in touch, enquire and register today to ensure your place in the next group.
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