4 STEPS TO MAKING CHOICES THAT LEAD TO SUCCESS
A FEW THINGS ABOUT SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE STAND OUT: Their talents and the choices they make. When these are combined, amazing things result. Quite often, you will see people with extreme talent who nonetheless struggle for success. That’s because talent alone is not the answer; it has to be combined with the ability to make the right choices without constant deliberation and the skill developed by working on your craft.
People who constantly second-guess themselves can become victims of analysis paralysis. They start kicking the can down the road to avoid making the choice to move forward. Before you can become successful at any endeavor, you must first make the choice to do so.
Life is nothing but a series of choices, and the choices you make will define who you are and what you become. Before you can become successful yourself and thereby have a positive impact on others, you must make the choice to do so. Maybe you’ve heard this a million times and listened with half an ear to what sounds like obvious, easy advice, but regardless of its apparent simplicity, the failure to choose success is a major stumbling block for millions; way too many people struggle with this principle.
4 TIPS TO HELP YOU MAKE CLEAR CHOICES
1. Be clear on your desired outcome and clarify your goals and objectives: When you weigh options the importance of these options and how you choose them will be determined on how important is to you. If you are unclear on what you really want from or where you wan to end up in your life you will ponder and waffle back and forth. Weather your job, relationship, or your health, make sure you’re clear on how the choice will affect you achieving your desired outcome.
You have to consider the whole picture. Making a choice is not just to satisfy an isolated component but also a broader view and how the choice affects your desired outcome for the future. Define and write out what you expect to gain.
2. Collect all applicable data. Get all the facts and figures you need to make a choice, including spreadsheets, studies, feedback, or examples of people who have made the same choice. Look to your own mental and emotional data that will affect your desired outcome. People often make choices based on limited information, and that can lead to bad choices. Don’t let a lack of information hinder you from making a choice. Write down what it will take to reach your goal such as time needed, money required, and different ways to achieve your goal.
3. Think of the consequences of not making a choice. What will your life be like if you don’t choose to achieve your goal? A lot of clarity will come from your answer to this question. Understanding the impact of not choosing to go for your goal is very sobering; the regret could haunt you forever.
Write down the financial and emotional consequences you’ll face for failing to choose and how they will affect your family and future. When you’re having a bad day or feeling like quitting, read it!
4. Decide on a reward for achieving your goal. It’s critical to define the reward you’ll derive from reaching your goal. What will your life be like when you achieve it? This is where you can take a minute to dream and visualize about your perfect desired outcome.
Your “why” should be involved in this process. Write out the benefit you’ll receive from achieving your goal financially and emotionally, and post it where you can see it daily.
Once you are clear on what it takes to choose without constant deliberation, you will be ahead of over 80% of the population. Your life will be less stressful, you will build trust with your peers and clients easier and you will have a better ability to lead!
This information is a start to breaking through one of life's barriers that holds back millions. So now it's time for choose to break through your barriers and Live Life Above & Beyond the Rim!
HERE’S TO YOUR SUCCESS!