What steps does it take to be a success? Two things: the right picture of success and the right principles for getting there.
The picture of success is different for any two people, because we’re all created differently as unique individuals. But the process is the same for everyone. It’s based on principles that do not change.
Success is a journey rather than a destination. When you see success as a journey, you’ll never have the problem of trying to “arrive” at an elusive final destination.
We need to make a few critical decisions in major areas of our life and then manage those decisions day to day.
10 Success Steps
- Value Today. Your daily agenda. Be intentional. Build self-discipline.
- Attitude is the difference maker. It ‘s the main thing… not the only thing.
- Work Smart. Work on areas of choice, your weaknesses, for example. Fast change with choices. Working on strengths is your giftedness, and is slower.
- Make Trade-offs. You have to make trade-offs on your success journey. The more successful the higher/harder the trade-off. When you stop making trade-offs you plateau.
“You have to give up to go up.” — Dr John C Maxwell
- Add Value to People. Only reason to be a leader. Make yourself more valuable… keep growing, learning, developing. Have to relate and listen to what others value. Have to do the things God values.
“Can’t give what you don’t have.” — DR John C Maxwell
- Lead by Example. Be a tour guide. Model for your followers.
- Ask More Intentional Questions. Be curious. Asking questions will take you on exciting journeys. Gives more ideas and creativity.
- Now is The Time. Be Intentional. Reach the mission.
- Connect & Communicate. Connecting is the ability to Identify with people and Relate to them in such a way that it increases our Influence with them.
#”1 criteria for advancement and promotion for professionals is an ability to communicate effectively.” — Ralph G. Nichols
- Find Your Purpose. Find why you’re here. It’s the stability for storms in your life. The true north star, the focus. The anchor in their life holds them steady. The anchor is a confidence, based upon a knowledge of purpose.
“Two great days in your life. The day you are born and the day you discover why.” — Dr John C Maxwell