If you are like any of my readers, you have high potential and are versatile at many things. You enjoy exploring life’s possibilities, and work is about gaining experience. You are committed to continuous education and personal development – striving to grow. You measure success on your ability to strengthen your character, to make decisions and be responsible. You want personal freedom so you can pursue things greater than yourself.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking about a Woodrow Wilson quote.
“I would rather temporarily fail with a cause that will ultimately succeed than to temporarily succeed with a cause that will ultimately fail.”
At first, I thought, of course, everyone wants to succeed in the end if it means paying your dues in the beginning. Then it began to occupy my mind a little longer. Continue reading
Do you feel like you have an obligation to give feedback? Is one of your core values “I care. Therefore, I criticize.” I bet when you are being told to do something differently the first thing you hear is the criticism isn’t it. I give feedback all the time, but it is because I care and I’m sure you do as well. Would you rather that no one cared? This is exactly why I can handle your feedback because I know you care.
An important tool that everyone needs to become successful is a blueprint or a plan. You could call this a diagram, schematic, or instruction manual. This outline helps you get from where you are to where you want to be. The coach helps you with this by first listening and then creating a conversation that gets you from A to B.
Everyone should have his or her definition of success. You should not be using the dictionary definition. Success could be a favorable outcome, a result, prosperity, or even a feeling. You can have micro-successes, and you can have an epic win, like a blockbuster, sellout, top ten or record breaker. The formula is not a secret like many think.