Success = A Unified Purpose

I was working with someone yesterday who is not getting the traction that he wants – and he is a talented, competent, and engaging person. As we talked, it became clear to me that he doesn’t have a solid direction. As a result, he sets a new goals nearly every week and his progress is fleeting at best.

In the end, he agreed to take a step back and explore the thread, theme, and why of his ambition. With this understanding, we are both confident he will accelerate his growth, advancement, and success.

So if you aren’t making the progress you would really like, what action can you take today to begin to build your unifying purpose?

Warmly,
Anita

The Story That Helps You Succeed

Stories are powerful, predictive, and persuasive. They influence your actions and those of others. The question is what story do you typically tell and what message is it sending?

There are the “poor me” stories (which I don’t recommend), while very convincing, reduce credibility, trust, and the likelihood of achieving your goals and dreams. On the other hand, is the “yes I hit a very challenging situation and actually used it to succeed” story. I really love these – they almost always display courage, tenacity, and resilience.

Here’s the kicker: the circumstance in both kinds are stories can be exactly the same. I’ve been there. After being crushed by an elevator, I told many “poor me” stories that ultimately did me no good. With time and much self-honesty, I started telling a “yes I hit a very challenging situation and actually used it to succeed” story. This was the best thing I could have done: it opened up a whole new world of happiness and success for me.

Have a great day,
Anita

Is Your Purpose Too Puny?

I was chatting with a friend who has been struggling with a specific challenge for a long time and he was more than a bit frustrated that he hadn’t yet resolved it. I asked him why coming up with a solution was important to him. He gave me one of those “isn’t it obvious” looks and yet he didn’t really have an answer.

As we continued to talk, he realized that he didn’t have a strong enough purpose around the challenge to bring his best self, power through, and bounce back when things didn’t go his way.

Puny purposes are often at the root of something not being achieved. So what is your goal / challenge and what makes it super important to you?

Warmly,
Anita

Your Success Threshold

Many people don’t get the traction they want on their goals. Why is that, you may wonder? I believe that they take on too much and don’t have the willpower to go the distance.

So what is the solution? Know why you have chosen the goal and what action could you take that is super easy – absolutely doable! Then you will build momentum and success become a habit.

Warmly,
Anita

If You’re Not Breaking Through . . .

Have you been working on a goal and not making the progress you hope? Do you feel you have been making every effort and zero benefits?

Here are a couple of questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you all in or are you splitting your attention among a variety of goals? If this is the case, you could be dissipating your time, energy, and other resources. So focus.
  • Could you be feeling any resentment today any people, organizations, or circumstances? If yes, immediately find at least one thing you appreciate. Please do this or you could be stuck forever.

Have a great day,
Anita

The Distraction of Setbacks

Working on a goal can be very motivating as long as things are going your way. Yet, invariably there will be setbacks (bigger and smaller). The key is to not let them distract or even derail you. Your focus and remembering why the goal is important are key -and to be always looking for the lessons that will help you grow your courage, capacity, and successes.

Have a great day,
Anita