How to navigate your way towards success for every goal in life

“ Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.  “          Arthur Ashe

 

Success is not a Destination.

 

It is not something that you can decide that you will achieve and after that there is nothing more  to be achieved further. So   once we  are convinced that   Success is a journey, let us  see   how one can   become successful. 

 

Successful people keep   making more and more goals and keep on achieving them one by one.  Let us take the example of   Jeff Bezos . Is he stopping after   becoming the founder and CEO of Amazon, and the Blue Origin.   He flew to space recently. How about Elon Musk, the  CEO  of  Tesla, founder of  Boring Company and  X.com and now Space X and well the list does not stop here  .     . 

Now since success  is a journey, let  us see what all are  those  things that     one will need  in order to start   our  journey  and arrive where we want to reach.

 

  • First is to decide on the destination, Which is say your goal.     Goals are basically your dreams or desires with a You can have a big list of wants , desires and dreams that you want to fulfil, but unless you put a  date and time by when you want to achieve them, it does not become a goal. They will still remain as dreams.

 

All of us can decide what our goals can be. For coaches, the  goal  could  be  to have a thriving  coaching business,  making say    5,  6 or 7  figure revenue by a certain date,  or    a  mission of transforming    10000,  1 Lakh or 1 million   individuals by a certain date,  for an entrepreneur  it could be making  a certain amount of Revenue by a certain date, or gaining so many no of clients by a  certain date, for an Author it could be completing and publishing his books by a certain date   and so on    

 

 As  can be seen,   success is  different for everyone ie some may want to start a new business or coaching class,   some may want  to achieve a fat bank balance or a roaring career,  some may want to  gain name and fame or get a lot of followers,  some may want to be healthy, fit and fine,  some may want  to  learn a new skill or win awards and so on.

 

 So  we can observe that the  goals to be achieved,  the path leading  to   success ,  or even  the measures for success in life are different  and very personal for  each and everyone. Some people look at wealth as the measure of success, while others chose personal happiness, some crave for a flexible work schedule, where as others want good relationships with family and friends. but there are some commonalities that apply across the board.  

 

2).   What is the next thing    you will need  to reach the destination

It  is the   Route or map  with a plan  The plan will have various    action points,    and the route  will have  various  Milestones right 

 

Let us take the Plan first

Plan the goals with  bite sized chunks  or mini goals .  Once you have  defined your goals  with deadline, write down all the  steps or actions  required  to achieve them,  with  deadlines for  each one of them. 

 

 To reach the main destination, you need to  reach  various  mini  destinations which you can  achieve one by one in certain no of  days  based on your mode of  travel and the problems you may face  en-route. Like say you want to reach faster you may take a flight, but if you want to enjoy the sights on the way, or the country side , you may  go   by road or by  rail..

 

 

3) The next requirement after having a plan is to start the journey    or to  start  taking action. The plan will  help you , but it will not give you the motivation to start taking action.  So many of us procrastinate,  and not start  making some excuse of the other. Procrastination prevents us from taking the first step, but once it’s taken, rest will follow and we will get the desired motivation to fulfil our   dreams. So conquer procrastination, by taking the first step and then using the “Swiss cheese” method  to start  taking action.  The ‘Swiss Cheese’ technique is a great tool to defeat the procrastination that results from trying to schedule or find that large block of time. Essentially, this technique punches holes (like swiss cheese) in a multi task or a complex project.  In this method you start with a small task,     which takes less than 10 minutes and  complete the same and then continue like that for the remaining tasks,  which  helps the project to move from the overwhelming to the reasonable category in terms of execution.

 Now let us start the ignition or  ignite your passion.    Having passion for a particular goal, whether personal or professional, will provide  the energy and motivation to take the actions you need to    achieve that goal. Passion is that  intangible component that explains why some people and teams are better able to stick with their plans and achieve their goals and  greater levels of success.  

4.)     Now   let us understand  the  next  ingredient  required  which  is Self motivation. Generally successful people are self motivated  as they are passionate about the goal that they want to achieve and that is what  distinguishes a  successful  person. They motivate themselves despite setbacks or failures and  celebrate after achieving  each and every mile stone.  Motivation is something that nobody else can give you, it must come from inside you, and you  must possess a constant desire to do your  very best at all times and under any  circumstances. Achieving anything of value requires hard work, discipline, perseverance, commitment and energy but first and foremost is to have a mindset of being self-motivated, which needs the driving force of adequate mental strength.

 

5)       Let us now  ponder on what  the next  requisite is. When you start  taking action there may be many distractions,  and  many temptations.  For taking action and continuing  to take action, one  major  attribute which is required is to become  self disciplined.    

 

Discipline is the choice of achieving what we really want by doing things which we don’t want to do.  As per Napoleon Hill,Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do, what you should do, when you should do it, whether or not you feel like it.  Self-discipline is the master key to riches.

 

 If you look at it in a critical way, what is implied , is that you continuously do  what you don’t want to do , or don’t do what you are tempted to do   , to achieve the goal you desired. The capability to discipline yourself to delay fulfillment immediately , in order to enjoy greater fruits  in  future , is the  key  to becoming  triumphant. 

 

This is where  the habits  that you form and monitor, and the rituals  that you follow play a crucial role  .

 

Making a habit  of  writing   daily   when you aim to write a book whether you want to or not,  Doing your workout daily   to  become fit  whether you like it  or not,  and so on.   Generally you need  to have the  will power to   discipline yourself to take action.

 

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highest road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”       Brian Tracy

 

 

6) Laser Focus 

 Those who are successful are   very keen on  pursuing what  they desire by focusing  and taking massive action on the steps required for reaching the goal.   They are laser focused . They do not lose sight of  what they  are aiming for.  So  when we discipline ourselves, we also   train ourselves to be focused and not  deviate from our main  destination or goal. We need to keep  ourselves away  from  the distractions of Social Media,  notifications on cell phones, Binge watching etc

 

Other qualities that need to be developed are of being  very Passionate, Persisten., Perseverant , Positive , Hard  working   and so on  

 

Thus you can  navigate your way to success in all the goals that you set for yourself,  if you follow the above steps in sequence . For more details you can be in touch with  me .   

 

I am a Success and life transformation strategist and coach young professionals to become  successful in achieving their dreams.  I have also written 2  international best seller books,  first  one  being “ Skyrocket  to  new  Heights”  which  provides you  guidelines to  master a growth mindset, develop empowering habits, do   differently and achieve one’s goals  . The  next book     “Skyrocket Teams to incredible Heights”  to  Motivate and Empower, Improve Group Performance, Sustain Excellent Team Dynamics, Collaborate & Achieve Exceptional Goals is second in the series scaling up the corporate ladder. This  provides guidelines, tips, case studies and live examples to make a team, perform exceptionally well.  Those desirous of delivering outstanding performance individually or through teams, as well as those who want to bounce their team back from an imminent downfall, or overcome its dysfunctions will find the insights provided in this book, credible enough to take them on a spiraling upward journey of incredible performance.     This became a best seller on Amazon India  in the first week of its publishing   following  in the footsteps  of “Skyrocket to  New Heights”  which became an International best seller on Amazon  

 

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” — Bill Bradley