THE KEY TO SUCCESS
Yarm | Taken By: Nathan Parks
Know Your Destination
So first things first, you’ve got to know where you want to be? You’ve got to have a goal or an objective. By writing down your dream, you can then determine if it’s achievable. Once you’ve outlined the end goal, you can actively start working towards it. Always keep your vision at the forefront of everything you do. A lot of the decisions you’re faced with along the way will determine the whether you’re taking one step forward or backwards!
Know Your Allies
Someone once told me, make allies wherever you go. I’m a firm believer in it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, and by making stable relationships and connections with people you meet along the way – it may just give you your one-way ticket to success. Don’t be afraid to ask these people for help, learn from the those who inspire you and take everything you can that will push you closer to your goal.
Reward Yourself At Every Milestone
When you reach every milestone along the way, you’re one step closer to the finish. But after a lot of hard work and graft, it can start to get tough. To overcome this, reward yourself. Treat yourself to something that symbolises your small victories. Got yourself a promotion? Buy those shoes you’ve wanted for 10 months! Swam your first 100m? Kit yourself out with some new swimming trunks! No matter what these milestones are, reward is a form of motivation that will keep you pushing to the next one.
Absorb everything. I’m a huge believer in the 80/20 rule when it comes to meeting new people or learning from those who you aspire to be. Now you’re probably asking what the 80/20 rule is? 80% listen, and 20% speak. Listen to what these influential people are saying. Is the person in front of you someone you aspire to be? Ask how they got there! Let them talk about the steps they took to get the experience, make their connections, rank up the ladder… everyone started at the bottom at some point!
Are you on the road to become the person you aspire to be? What’s helping you?
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