We all like to achieve and in truth achievement does not happen by chance. The good news is that by doing certain things and adopting certain behaviours, you can achieve more. I refer to these as the keys to higher achievement. Keys as you know unlock doors and they can unlock your potential. I have identified 6 keys that get you on the road to higher achievement.
1. Decide what you want
People are often vague when asked this question. Try it out with folks. I am sure that you will hear responses like more clients, a better job, more money, more time and more fun.
You need to get this vagueness out of the way and get specific.
How many clients do you want?
What job do you want?
How much more money do you want?
2. Create a vision
Creating a vision is not a set of meaningless words, which big companies often have. You need to create a vision that inspires you. What do you want to achieve in various aspects of your business, career and life?
3. Take big leaps
One characteristic of high achievers is that they are willing to take risks. Without taking some risk or taking a chance, nothing is going to change. When taking big leaps, ask your self what could happen if it is a success?
4. Believe high achievement is possible
If you do not believe that high achievement is possible, you will never achieve it. You will lock the door and no keys will open it.
5. Set goals
Goals give you milestones to measure progress. They are in effect the compass that allows you to check whether you are on or off course. Once you have that information you can start to make adjustments to keep or get you back on course.
6. Keep going
Whatever you are trying to achieve, there will be setbacks. Will you keep going or will you give up at the first sign of challenge?
Bottom Line: High achievement requires you to raise your game and move beyond your limitations. Which of the above keys could you start working on today on the road to higher achievement?
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.