Much is written in the area of success. While it is easy to come up with a long list of things that contribute to success, I have found that there are 3 essential components in achieving success:
More and more people are talking about the importance of having the right mindset and it really can make a difference. If for example you lack belief in what you can offer, it will come across. Having the right mindset is about believing in yourself and your ability to get the result that you want, even when you are not sure how.
When you want to achieve something, you need to take personal responsibility for making it happen. By doing this, you are giving a clear message to yourself that it is down to you. You certainly can enlist the help and support of others but ultimately no-one else can do the work but you.
It is easy to be passive about the choices you make. Remember that every time you say “yes” to one thing, you are saying “no” to something else. Practise actively choosing rather than passively allowing things to happen if you want to achieve success.
The Bottom Line
The truth is, achieving anything worthwhile is going to be a challenge. I wonder what else you would add to the list of essential components?
Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.