What if I told you that if you need an alarm clock, your goals aren’t big enough? My friend, and businessman, Ken Joslin told the Coachable team just that. When we set goals, what is the intention behind them? The overall purpose of our goals is to excite us to work harder (and smarter) towards success. So, how do we achieve them? There is something to be learned from forming relationships that connect us to our purpose that shouldn’t go unnoticed.
Success is a Group Effort
The people in our lives impact our success in every way. When you’re surrounded by procrastinators, negativity, and laziness, that will rub off on you. Seems obvious, right? That’s because success isn’t rocket science! When we choose to surround ourselves with motivated, creative, positive people, we are more likely to reach the goals that we set for ourselves. Your job is to find those people. Find the people that think bigger than you, that challenge you and inspire you to greater heights and then learn from them.
Be Interested BEFORE Being Interesting
Finding that like-minded group of people is a critical first step towards reaching success. The second step is to be interested. Once you find those great mentors and peers, take it all in. Instead of hitting the ground running and showing what you know, it’s important to listen. What can you absorb from the conversations? What can you take from the opportunities you’re given? This is the best time to take on the role of the student. Be teachable, be coachable. “Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value.” – Jim Rohn
Do It Again- And Again
So you’re absorbing that knowledge, now what? You’ll need to apply it! The best way to do that is to take what you learned and DO IT! And then do it again and again. The key to becoming better at anything is repetition. That old saying “Practice Makes Perfect” has some value behind it. Whether you are trying to get better at public speaking, running, or painting, practice will help you. You can’t expect to wake up in the morning and be the best, but you can work hard and become the best version of yourself. Expect to be a beginner in the beginning. No one was born an expert. Expertise is the byproduct of the time committed to diligent practice.
So what is the big secret to success?
Well, there really isn’t one. If you are willing to surround yourself with the best, you will become like them. Being coachable means you’ll gain the knowledge that you need. If you are willing to do it again and again, that practice will make perfect. Being willing to try and fail and try again at some point you will succeed. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill
In the month of September I am hosting a 3-part Virtual Workshop to help you discover your life’s purpose. In the Upgrade Your Reality Bootcamp you will identify your life purpose GPS coordinates, what’s keeping you stuck and the key difference between people who are thriving financially, relationally, professionally and spiritually and those who are stagnant and playing small in life. Our first live Workshop will be September 14th. If you’re ready to stop asking the question “what is my purpose” and are ready to start living it, join me for the Upgrade Your Reality Bootcamp today.