When it comes to success, we always seem to want more than we have. A bigger house, a better office; people across the globe are striving for a level of fulfilment that’s hard to achieve. Helping you to realise your potential and achieve success is our bread and butter. In our experience, when people feel like they’re failing to achieve, it’s usually because they’re approaching it in entirely the wrong way.
Here, we take a look at the things you can do to start realising your potential, and harnessing that to achieve the success you want.
UNDERSTAND WHAT SUCCESS MEANS FOR YOU
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln.
To achieve success; you’ve got to see it. Create a vision board and really think, not about what success SHOULD look like for you, but what it ACTUALLY looks like. There’s no judgement here. If success looks to you like a holiday home in Barbados, that’s great. If you’re visualising further qualifications; superb.
The important thing to remember is that it doesn’t matter what is looks like to anybody but you.
SET YOUR GOALS
“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill
Once you know what success looks like, set specific goals. It might be buying a new car or paying off the mortgage. Whatever it is, focus on it and do it NOW. Procrastination is the thief of dreams as well as time and delay in setting your goals will only lead to delayed success.
Remove all thoughts about the potential barriers from your mind. We’re not saying they won’t come up, but at this point such thoughts will serve only to negatively affect your confidence.
Aim high, dream big and jump in.
“At the centre of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” – Lao Tzu
Take some time out to reflect on your life; the things that were successful and not so successful. Consider what you’re aiming for and how you’re going to achieve it. Surround yourself with people you respect and learn from them. And don’t rush – success doesn’t happen overnight, life’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.
STICK WITH IT
“Constant effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to our success.” – Winston Churchill.
Growth is constant. Realising your potential doesn’t come from attending a course and receiving a hand out, just as achieving success is not about how much money your earn. Both require that you challenge yourself. Understand your weaknesses and address them, understand your strengths and harness them.
Once you accept that you’re good enough, there are no limits to what you can achieve.
OWN YOUR DECISIONS
“Control your own destiny or someone else will.” – Jack Welch.
If you let your life choices be dictated by the wishes of others, success will never come. Start taking charge of your life and your whole existence will change.
Think outside the box; what are the consequences of the decisions you make? What benefits will they bring? By thinking about your decisions in this way you’ll set the course for a successful life that’s future-proofed and on your own terms
At the end of the day, success is a choice – YOUR choice.
There’s a wealth of resources out there to help you become the best that you can be. If you start by accepting that you’re capable, unique and more than enough, then realising your potential and achieving success are closer than you think.