Oftentimes, when we think about success, we look at one goal at a time. For instance, a goal might be to complete a degree, finish a book, and/or landing a new job. Today, let’s look at long term, sustainable success. You can probably think about someone (maybe even yourself) who demonstrates long term success. What makes him or her special? There are a few key pieces that anyone can implement to ensure long term success.
The first key piece is having a long term success mindset. You must see yourself as a person capable of long term success. Use affirmations, visualization, and positive thinking to embrace the long term success mindset. Get a coach or join a mastermind. Everything first begins with your mindset.
The next element is consistency. If you want long term success, you must consistently perform. This means that if you have a business, you need to send out your newsletter, hold your events, and reach out to clients regularly. If you work in a job, you need to consistently complete projects on time.
Persistence is also vital to long term success. You cannot give up. You need to make up your mind that you will do and learn what it takes to achieve long term success.
You need to break out of holding patterns (get unstuck) to achieve long term success. Successful people do get stuck, but they only stay stuck for short periods of time. Take a moment to assess whether or not you are engaging in a holding pattern (avoidance, procrastinating, holding back, not being all in, etc).
If you have created a bucket list, get it out and see where you stand. Make changes and/or add to the list. Start on one item. (Learning to golf was still on my list- so I started). When I look at my bucket list, it looks like I will achieve the remaining items on my list this year. So, I will need to make a new list. I remember when I first created the list, I thought there was no way I would really do all of it. I really was stretching when I created it. I am so thankful that I stretched myself those few years ago.
And, I am 100% confident in your capability to achieve long term success through stretching yourself, too.
Dr. Sheri Kaye Hoff, PhD.,MA, CGCL
Your Inspired Action Success Coach.