Taking the first step is the easiest
“Imagine you have a good life, imagine you are going to travel the world because you have all the money needed, imagine you have a big house, big car, with tons of servants serving you, how great it will be?” If you ever attend any Multi Level Marketing seminar, that is what the first thing they’ll ask you to do – Imagine! This kind of success is normally associated with financial success. If you have money, means you are rich, when you are rich, that means you are successful.
Well, you know what I mean. I am here not to condemn their ways of doing business. I find it great that at that point of time, they’ll be able to bring you to your “wow! wow! land” That is when things get serious. How are you gonna make “it”? Is that what you really want?
Now you see, success is not only defined by the monetary term, there are other aspects of success – career,health, relationship, spiritual,personal growth. Just an example, if you are a counselor, you manage to counsel someone from committing suicide, is that a success?
What is success to you? How do you define success? Here are some prompting questions to help you figure out what success means to you personally.
- What makes me happy?
- Where have I already seen success in my life?
- How can I continue building on that success?
- What lessons have I learned from those successes?
- What have I learned about myself from those areas?
- What truly matters to me?
- What are the things that set me on fire?
- What do I want to make of my life?
- What lifestyle do I want to achieve?
- Who do I want to be?
- Who do I admire and why?
- What do I want people to remember me for?
After you have answered the above prompting question, try to discover your “Why” success is important to you. We grill into the details of:
- In which am I defining myself as success? Happiness, financial freedom?
- How will achieving more success make me feel?
- How will my life be different than right now after I achieve success?
Next is discovering your obstacles:
- What obstacles prevent me from achieving success?
- How will removing these obstacles help me move forward in achieving a higher level of success?
- How can I hold accountable to stay on course in achieving the desired level of success?
- What action steps to avoid that could help me achieve more?
Once you are done defining, start by taking the first step. Taking the first step is the easiest of the entire process. Many think or have the myth of “taking the first step is the hardest”, in real fact, taking the first step is the easiest. It is the process/ journey that will be the hardest. When you hit bottom, try to consider this questions:
- Will I start doing it tomorrow even after I failed the previous time?
- Is there anything holding me back?
- If there is no fear or doubt, what would be my next bold action?
There you go in defining your own definition of success.