There really is no secret to success, it all comes down to wanting it enough to do the things that are necessary for success.
They can be fear of failure, a fear of success and even a lack of belief. But in reality, we are all capable of achieving so much more than we think, we just need to apply ourselves. Here are nine simple things that you can do that will help you to achieve your goals.
- Set clear goals
Now, this first one might sound obvious, but you would be amazed at how many companies and entrepreneurs lack clear goals. Is the goal to do it in 3 years or 5 years because the approach for those two are completely different, and without a clear approach the chances of success are slim at best. By setting clear goals we have put a stake in the ground, we have made a commitment, and that will change our entire attitude.
- Create a plan to meet those goals
Once we have the clear goals, and these should be time-based, then we can start to create a plan. This doesn’t have to be massively detailed, but it should at least explain how we are going to achieve the goal, because when we have a believable plan, it will increase our belief which is critical to success.
The plan should also state how much progress over time we will make so that we can track performance and make adjustments if we find we are falling behind schedule.
- Prioritise well
The reality in business is, it hasn’t anything to do with time at all, it all comes down to what we prioritise as more important. Look at things, and if they don’t help you achieve any goals, then deprioritize. We have lots of demands on our time, but not all of them are important, and it important to say no to the things that don’t help us.
- Influence your network
Every entrepreneur should not only focus on building a network but also on leveraging it. You would be surprised at how many people that have a vast array of available resources but then ignore them as they struggle with their business. Make sure that you don’t fail for the need of something that was readily available, but you just decided not to ask.
- Be persistent
There will be setbacks along your journey and towards your goals, it’s inevitable, but you need to keep going, you need to understand that this is ok, it’s normal. You need to be persistent, dogged and determined. Being strong-willed become a habit. If at first, you don’t succeed, then adapt and try again.
- Make small daily improvements
Massive action can be an accumulation of small actions over a period of time. If you try to do too much too early, then you might become overwhelmed by the magnitude of the effort, or disappointed that you can’t complete it successfully which can lead you to quit.
Aim High, Start Small, and Keep Going; this allows you to start easily, keep out of overwhelm and have some quick wins which will encourage you to keep going.
There is nothing in the above list that you cannot do, but it’s amazing how many people fail to do one or more of these which then impacts the ability to succeed. Success is a process, and if you use the above steps, it will help you be more successful.
Author: Gesture Chidhanguro