6 Ways to Be Successful At Anything
Success comes in many different shapes and sizes, but the steps to get there are all the same. There is no “get rich quick” scheme to anything worthwhile in life. Big accomplishments take steady time and practice to achieve.
- Develop a Plan of Attack: You wouldn’t go into a fight blind, so why would you try to tackle your biggest goals without a clear plan of attack? Random spurts of fire don’t guarantee that you’ll hit your target. Use a more scientific method of measurable results from intentional actions.
Write down your goals. If you write it down, then you are significantly more likely to achieve it. Before you can reach your goal, you have to have a clear line in sight. Once you know your objective, then you can formulate a plan around it. Let’s say that you want to complete a marathon. Make the plan something that you can maintain over a long period of time. If you are able to sustain small change over a long period of time, then you will see lasting maximum effects. You decide that you want to run small distances every day for a month. As you go, lengthen the distance little by little.
- Consistent, Steady Growth: Successful people mark out what their projected growth will be over a period of time. They know where they need to be in a month, 6 months, and where they can anticipate to be in a year. If you add on .5 miles every 2 weeks, then you can have an exact measurement as to where you will be in 6 month. You’ll want your line of growth to look like a gradual slope upward instead of a sharp peak. You can’t maintain peaks for a long time. It’s not realistic. Being consistent every day will keep you on the path to success without becoming burnt out.
- Keep A Record: You’ll never know where you’re going if you don’t have a map. Write down the plan to where you want to go, and how you want to get there. Keep a journal of how you’ve grown every day to see the improvement over time. Keep track of your distances and times to look back on.
- Meet Weaknesses Head-on: Don’t avoid the areas that you aren’t good at. Call them out for what they are–weaknesses. It’s ok. Everyone has weaknesses. We are defined by how we approach our weaknesses. Don’t shy away from them. Lean into them to get better at them, or hand that task over to someone else who has it as a strength. If you struggle with mobility, reach out to someone who knows how to increase your range of motion to get more out of your runs.
- Know What Success Looks Like: How will you know that you reached your goal if you never stated what the finish line looks like? That’s why writing it down and keeping a record is so vital. Once you complete your marathon, set a higher goal to keep pushing.
- Celebrate Every Victory: As you move along the path, you’ll hit little mile markers of victory. Take a moment to celebrate in your mini successes. Focus on where you are going instead of the road bumps along the way to keep your eyes on the prize.
When you put your heart and soul into completing a task, hitting the finish line will be even sweeter. It’s a true sense of accomplishment that no one can buy. Never stop improving.