The Success Factor mindset principles I have been working on are starting to take shape. The guiding philosophies are based around ten themes, they include:
1. Embrace change – life becomes more interesting and exciting
2. Know what you want –its the reason for getting out of bed
3. Take action – nail those opportunities when they appear
4. Think the right way – we become what we think about
5. Team up – a spirit of collaboration / co-operation
6. Lead yourself – life owes you nothing don’t be a victim
7. Build a great reputation – bad ones spread like a virus
8. Be a great connector – relationships are golden nuggets
9. Ignite the creative spark to gain the edge – it gets you noticed
10.No traffic jam on the extra mile – a competitive world demands it
When we live our lives to these principles it delivers:
- A strong sense of personal and professional direction
- Accelerated personal performance
- Confidence in pursing our intentions
- Enhanced self belief
- Builds personal energy and that of those around you
- Helps to define the reason for our existence
Its work in progress but getting there.
The ability to remain focused is a key ingredient for anyone who aspires to achieving more. All too often we can be side tracked by ideas or pet projects that don’t contribute in any way to the personal intentions we have chosen to pursue. When presented with set backs or difficult situations that require attention it can be easier to default to tasks that are hassle free or easier to fulfil.
Pet projects often come in the way of achieving what we want. Always remind yourself of:
“Must do” – what are the activities vital to accomplishing your intentions? Implementation must involve doing the things that directly align to your ambitions and desires. By keeping a journal or completing a daily to do list you remain focused on the critical essentials. Such simplicity ensures clarity remains the priority. Your direction becomes very clear and success prevails
“Nice to do”- most of us will be clear on what is required for success. However, all too often we get distracted by more enjoyable activities, equally we can we tempted to pursue things that require less effort. Pursing nice to do projects will move you away from what you set out to achieve, they divert energy and you lose focus. Continuous attention on the wrong things will lead to ineffective performance. You will delay the process of success or as a worst case never get to the destination. Too many people become very easily distracted and forget what is important.
Be aware of what you are doing, keeping asking yourself – is what I am doing going to give me what I want? – Such consciousness allows you to do away with non value added activities. Time is the most precious commodity for anyone who wants to achieve more. Thinking in the must do nice to do way will help you to do the right things at the right time. Momentum results from focusing on the activities critical to success. Don’t be distracted.