“This year is going to be different. Really! I’m serious this time. This is going to be my year. I mean it this time.” More than likely, you’ve probably said this a time or two. I know that I have. However, even though this may have been my mantra a time or two, I have noticed that the times where my year was different, it was because I took intentional steps to make it different. Surprisingly (although it should not have been), I found my steps wrapped up in the definition of one very provocative word, SUCCESS.
Success:“the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals.” dictionary.com
Several things immediately got my attention after I read the definition of success.
- Goals. If I’m going to have a successful year I need to define what a successful year looks like to me.
- Favorable or prosperous. Success isn’t always about money.
- Attempts. I can’t have success if I’m not “attempting” anything. So, if I want to have an amazing year I have to do something to make it happen.
- Accomplishment. If I start it I should finish it.
For my year to be successful and amazing I am going to have to sit down and think about what I want as it relates to my personal life and my business (favorable or prosperous goals). After I know what I want, I am going to have to do the work (attempts) necessary to have the life that I want for the year (accomplishment). That’s it, so simple right!