Successful people don’t do everything, they are very selective about what they focus on and who they allow in their circles. They approach life differently.
They are afraid most of the time.
They don’t always get it right but they get back up and try again.
Many of us sit on the sidelines waiting for the fear to go away or like Goldilocks for the “right” porridge. Fear never goes away. The right conditions won’t magically appear.
Karlyn the right condition is the one you create.
Life will never be perfect. But you can create the “perfect” moment by using what you’ve been given today. I’ve been researching the habits of highly effective (purpose-driven) people (From Oprah, Tony Robbins, Napoleon Hill, Richard Branson, Jack Canfield, Arianna Huffington and more). One thing that stood out was this:
No one had a perfect ride to their “successful” moment or story. Many of them are still writing their stories. Including myself. I watched RuPaul on Super Soul Sunday – and he shared with Oprah that he is still working towards his purpose. This – after receiving 2 Emmies for his show RuPaul’s Drag Race. Imagine that!
I believe that we write how our purpose shapes up, with our thoughts, actions and the intention behind everything we do. They are still carving out their path and the success they have attained so far can be attributed to them having a higher purpose, a big WHY – they are high-impact leaders because of this.
Motivational Scientist Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, notes that:
“Successful people are not successful because of who they are. They are successful because of what they do.”
The secret to success lies in your habits, thoughts, emotional energy, daily habits/rituals, and behaviour. Here are a few habits of highly successful purpose-driven leaders. Here’s what they (you) do differently:
Karlyn as you review this list – what jumps out at you the most? What is your Leadership Impact Score based on the items listed above? Are you an 8 out of 12? 6, 10 or are you a 12 out of 12?
As you review your score and plan for the week ahead – here’s a Success Roadmap designed to help you continuously craft your own definition of success based on what matters to you the most.
Success Roadmap Instructions:
As you reflect on your intention and commitments for the year ahead – craft a definition of success that reflects the life you actually want to live.
“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”– Buddha
Karlyn if there is anything that I can do to help you get one step closer to you living and leading an authentic life – leading a definition of success that includes what matters to you the most – then hit reply and let me know how I can help you.
Is self-doubt a constant companion? Are imposter syndrome moments keeping you from realizing your biggest dreams and desires? Maybe shame is getting in the way of moments of courageous action? Or maybe it’s something entirely different.
Discovering what’s getting in the way of your success is the first step to dreaming bigger into your purpose.