I’ve probably read or heard a million theories on how to achieve success. I’m sure the people providing advice really believe in their “formula” and I’m sure it works for them. (I kind of equate this to the magic my hair stylist creates when I’m in the salon but can never duplicate when I get home.)
The reality is, if I was exactly like the person experiencing success through a particular method or a creative hair stylist, I would get the same results. The problem is…I’m not those people. I’m me. Whether I like it or not, I’m different.
Don’t be fooled. Success isn’t defined by a famous celebrity, business mogul, your spouse, your parents, your friends, or your employer. Success is not a one-size-fits-all. If you ask people to define success, you will get lots of different answers. That’s because success is different for everyone.
It all starts with knowing who you are, understanding your unique gifts and talents, and building them into strengths that you leverage every day to meet your goals. Living in this “strengths zone” accelerates you to your success, however you define it
Seems easy, right? For most of us, this is more challenging than it sounds. Most of us have trouble getting to our “strengths zone” because we’re not really sure what all of our gifts and talents are, let alone what to do with them. We all need a coach or co-pilot to help us discover and validate our talents and apply them to all we do.
The secret…you define your success. It’s yours. You own it and only you can achieve it. So make the decision to begin your journey now. You’ll never have more time than you do today. Make the most of it.