Are you gaining a better understanding of what this concept of SUCCESS can mean to you? Each of these letters can act as a guide for you in reflecting on your own success journey through your career and life.
In this article we will examine the first C in SUCCESS
This C stands for CONVICTION and COMMITMENT. Conviction comes from having clarity about ‘what’ you want to achieve and ‘why’ you want to achieve it. The clarity comes from your understanding of your purpose, vision, and values, and how these contribute to your sense of fulfillment and satisfaction.
As we go through this iterate process, we not only gain conviction, we become more committed and more focused.
My eldest daughter was a competitive swimmer. Her coach came to me knowing my background and asked for my assistance with his team. His opening comment was, “I can use your help in developing our swimmers. I can teach them technique and physical conditioning. It is their mind I need help with conditioning.” He was concerned about ‘burnout’ and other emotional challenges that affect their performance. Working on their ‘mental conditioning’ by providing first an understanding of how their mind affects performance and then providing tools and exercises to manage their ‘thinking process’ more effectively, markedly improves their performance.
Applying this ‘Step-by-Step’ process for SUCCESS can assist you in Being Successful!
Being Open and Adaptable
We are continually evolving, developing beings throughout our lives. However, we can affect this growth process, and the abilities to regenerate ourselves by how we choose to live our lives.
It is very important to realize that the habits we form early in life can dramatically affect how we live out our lives mentally, physically, and spiritually.
- Are we open to new ideas?
- Do we challenge our beliefs?
- Are we open to feedback in all areas of our life?
- Do we examine who we associate with and their effect on our functioning?
- Do we vary our routines, especially those that are not achieving desired results?
These are just some of the questions to ask ourselves in reviewing our performance.