I’ve been thinking about this for a while. Life, it’s about being successful. And I know that success is different for each of us! And, even if we think of what success is and it seems the same as someone else, it probably means something different to us. Success is unique to each of us and we all want to feel successful - right?
What’s not so unique is the process of achieving success. I think of achieving success routinely. Achieving and feeling successful your whole life. Repeated successes, no matter how small or big, put us in a positive mindset. To have repeat successes and be able to generate new success “whenever” we want, we have to have a process that we can continuously improve and one that is repeatable!
This process is what I call a Personal Leadership Process (PLP). My PLP starts with reflection on where I am and where I want to be in the future. At times, where I want to be in the future (short term) is exactly where I am. And that’s O.K.
At other times, I want to make a change, do something different, add a skill, learn something new, be curious. In my PLP I figure out, at a high level what I want to achieve, what change I want to make. Then I set out the steps, communicate to trusted people, refine my steps, get focused and get to work.
Sometimes I have to remind myself why I’m doing “this”. Sometimes I have to push myself to stick with it and “see”, which could mean, “finishing what I started”, “going to the end and seeing where it takes me” or “figuring out why it didn’t work for me?”.
I know that a lot of us don’t have a PLP. Or our PLP is generated or strongly influenced by others. Sometimes we hold back a bit, or maybe a lot, because of this. Maybe we don’t take up all the space we could because of it and “play small”.
How would it be if we could play big, as big and powerful as we really are, at any moment!? Later this week, I’ll share with you the steps to generate your own PLP. For now, here are five questions to get you thinking:
What do I want to have that I don’t have now?
What do I want to do that I’m not doing now?
How will I really benefit from this?
How can I be sure of the benefit?
Is this something I can do now?
Write down your answers to these questions over the next 2 to 3 days. I’ll make the rest of the process available to you shortly, just sign-up below!