In this episode of Being YOU!, we dive deep into the Life Leadership Process of success, exploring the vital interplay between planning, action, strategy, and the pivotal role of people in your journey to prosperity and wellbeing.
“Fail to plan, plan to fail,” they say. The adage holds true – before embarking on the journey towards your goals, crafting a well-thought-out plan is your compass to success.
Success is not a chance occurrence; it’s the product of meticulous planning. Think of it as plotting your roadmap to prosperity.
Setting aside time to map your path, considering where you are and where you aim to be, is paramount. Your journey demands not only a clear vision but also a defined timeline.
This hierarchical structure, from years down to days, guides your mission. Central to a success mindset is envisioning where you want to stand in five years.
This vantage point enables you to sculpt a vision for three years, halfway to your destination. With these milestones in mind, you can easily envision one year and six months down the line, each step driving you forward. However, a plan without action remains an unfulfilled dream.
This brings us to the crucial 3rd Tenet of Success:
Success is a habit.
Purpose breathes life into your pursuits, ensuring commitment and perseverance.
Much like a space shuttle’s liftoff, the initial phase requires maximum energy, constituting 80% of the effort. As the shuttle surges into orbit, it harnesses inertia, needing less fuel to propel itself forward.
Similarly, your momentum accelerates when action becomes habit. Motivation and discipline will be your companions, sustaining your journey.
Enter the world of strategy and systems. Just as quality tools shape a tradesman’s work, structured strategies and systems propel your success journey.
Strategies, from skill-building to level ascension, fill your toolkit. The systems you deploy orchestrate your progress. As Bill Gates reminds us,
If you want to improve something, look for ways to build better systems.
Ultimately, your success story is crafted by those around you.
Influential motivational speaker Jim Rohn says that you are the summation of the five people you most connect with. Social influence shapes your thoughts and behaviors, impacting who you become.
The power of conformity and belonging cannot be underestimated. So it’s vital to your success that you consciously select your circle.
Surround yourself with those who share your values and ideals, contributing to your growth.
In turn, your influence on others can be transformative.