Welcome to the New Year!
As we start a fresh new chapter, it's important to take a moment to reflect on the past and think about where we want to go in the future. And for many of us, that means setting goals and striving for success.
But what does success really mean? Is it about accumulating wealth and power, or is it about something deeper and more meaningful?
Let's take a deeper dive into that thought as it will be critical in determining how we go from "dreaming to doing in 2023!"
I believe that true success is about living a life that is authentic and fulfilling, a life that is in alignment with our values and passions. It's about pursuing our dreams and making a positive impact on the world.
So how do we achieve this kind of success? Here are three actionable tips to help you on your journey:
Define your own success: Don't let society's expectations or other people's expectations dictate what success means to you. Take some time to think about what truly matters to you and what you want to accomplish in life. 2022 was ... an interesting year to say the least. Has it impacted your idea of what it means to be successful? Has it altered your views on work? Relationships? Money? Health? Friendships? Career Goals? I'm certain that for many of us the answer is yes. I know it's a resounding yes for me. With this ever-changing view of success it is important that we get a solid grasp on what we would like 2023 to look like for us personally so we can better align our efforts and actions.
2. Set clear goals and work towards them consistently:
Success doesn't happen overnight. It requires hard work and discipline.
Set specific and measurable goals for yourself and take consistent action towards achieving them. Clear goals provide direction and motivation, and consistently working towards them leads to success. Without clear goals, it is easy to get sidetracked and lose sight of what you are working towards. By setting and actively pursuing specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals, you can effectively reach your desired outcomes and achieve your full potential.
3. Believe in yourself and your abilities: Success often requires taking risks and stepping out of our comfort zones. Believe in yourself and your abilities, and don't let fear or self-doubt hold you back. My dad shared a quote with me over the holidays that I immediately had to share on social media as I think it really helps to shed light on the crippling "fear factor" that often tries to hold us back from progress. He said, "When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt." - Billy Graham. This is such a true statement and something you and I must be very aware of during those uncomfortable moments that give us the opportunity to grow and step out into new territories. Bonus: Be Happy and Cultivate an Attitude of Happiness.
Here's a fact: There will be circumstances, situations, news, people and outcomes that make you unhappy this year... (It's called "LIFE") However, that doesn't mean that you have to remain unhappy. Attitude is a choice that we make in every situation, yes even in the absolutely terrible ones. Remember this on your journey to success this year.
As the wise quote goes, "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
So this year, let's embrace the journey towards success and find happiness and fulfillment along the way. Here's to a successful and meaningful new year!
I look forward to the many new faces I will meet this year and the individuals and organizations I will share my experiences and thoughts with. Talk soon,