Success or failure is largely a matter of choice. If you want to be a failure, the formula is quite simple – do nothing. However, if personal success is something that you desire, there is a proven formula that can be followed:
THE FORMULA FOR SUCCESS
1. Set a goal
It’s imperative that each goal be specific, measurable, attainable and tangible. The formulation of your goal should also be a direct reflection of your mission statement.
2.Record the goal
While computers, smartphones, and tablets have made goal trackers irrelevant for some, it would be wise to think twice before completely giving up on pen and paper. Statistics show that those who have written goals have an 80% higher success rate than those who don’t.
3. List the benefits
What benefit will you receive from achieving your goal? You can take it a step further and ask what losses will be avoided should you achieve your goal. Visualize what it will be like to achieve your goal.
4. List obstacles you may need to overcome and possible solutions
There’s nothing like being prepared for an unexpected situation and having all the tools you need to deal with it successfully.
5. Make a plan of action
Having a step-by-step plan of action is where most will fall short.
6. Make a list of who needs to know about the goal
If there are people who will be positively affected when you achieve your goal or who will keep you motivated, involve them in your planning process. You’ll benefit from all the cheerleading, encouragement and coaching along the way.
7.Track your progress
A simple Excel spreadsheet with a dashboard and chart for each goal is a great method to track and visually see your progress. Be sure to keep separate dashboards for both personal and business goals.
8. What’s in it for me?
Use the driving force behind your goals to help propel you to where you want to be and what you want to gain from your business.
This formula is nothing new. Success is a combination of many factors, but the most important is attitude. Change your attitude or thought habits and change you will change your life.