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What Does Success Look Like? Five Questions To Ask Yourself
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What Does Success Look Like? Five Questions to Ask Yourself

If 12 people were asked to describe what ‘success looks like’, the chances are you would get 12 different answers. Success after all is completely subjective and the description of what it looks like is entirely personal to each of us. However, many people yearn to be more successful than they are but never seem to get stuck and don't achieve what they want. One of the reasons for this is that they don’t have a clear idea in their mind of what success looks like and then don’t set any clear goals to achieve. If you're looking for success , then start by asking yourself these questions.

1. Where do you want success? There are many people who crave success in one particular area of their lives such as their relationships or in their careers, whilst others are looking for success everywhere. There are many people who are very successful in one area of their lives, though this often comes at the cost of neglecting another part of their lives. The healthiest approach is to have a balanced life that brings you personal contentment. So when you move on to consider what success looks like think about different aspects of your life and dont just focus on a single area.

2. What does success look like? It’s important that you define what success looks like to you. Write a list, produce a spidergram, create a storyboard of pictures, record yourself. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you produce a record of what success looks like. Don’t rush to do this. Put what you’ve done aside for a couple of days and then revisit it. Do you feel the same? Do you want to add anything or take anything away. Remember that the success you want should be about what you want, not what other people may want for you.

3. Where’s your current focus? Now you have a record of what success looks like to you, you need to consider what you currently focus your time and energy on. Do you currently do anything that is actually moving you towards the success that you want? This is important because it can help you look at the priorities in your life and consider where you may want to refocus.

4. Where are you going to start? By now you should have an idea of what success means to you and now you need to consider where you’re going to start. Be realistic and accept that you cannot do everything at once.

5. Are you ready to start goal setting? Before you start the important process of goal setting, you need to consider how ready you are. Planning and achieving goals takes commitment. You know that it will require you to make some changes and it’s important to think about how prepared you will be to keep trying when the going gets tough.

Once you have asked and answered these questions for yourself you’re ready to start the important task of goal planning and moving towards the success that you want.

How do you define success for yourself?


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