How do you define success?
Some people believe that success just happens; it’s the good fortune of some and elusive of others.
Maybe you think success is a matter of luck, and either happens for you or it doesn’t. It’s 50/50.
For others, success is something they choose and create from within.
The most successful people believe that consistent action creates consistent results.
And it can’t just be any action. Intention is where it all begins.
Success takes intention, clarity, and commitment to proactively creating and practicing the habits that help you stay aligned with your goals.
Without intention, your work is unguided and unfocused.
You may find that you’re exhausted at the end of the day, but have no real results to show for all your busy-ness. This happens because most people spend their time and energy reacting to things, and much less time proactively creating their experiences.
One of the most powerful habits I have built is setting aside focused time to gain clarity about what I choose to do, and setting deliberate intentions to drive my actions.
Creating a new habit isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you’re like me, you probably have many roles and responsibilities pulling you in different directions every day.
Being proactive means you are committed to doing what is easy NOT to do.
It’s easy NOT to exercise, eat healthy, meditate, or practicing expressing gratitude. Building habits that support success take effort but are well worth the energy.
Below are some coaching tips to help you start working with intention so you can harness the amazing power of CREATING—not REACTING—for yourself!
1. Re-define Success.
Many people believe that success is achieved and proven when we acquire external rewards. (i.e. The job title you’ve always wanted, the big house and new car.)
Instead, choose to view success as an inner mindset. Success is creative.
You will feel successful when your choices align with worthy goals. The key is knowing what’s important to you, then taking action to bring that to fruition.
2. Create a practice of planning.
I set aside 30 minutes of quiet time to reflect and thoroughly outline my actions. I always make sure to:
- Align with my purpose and higher goals
- Celebrate accomplishments from the previous week (even small wins feel great!)
- List my top 3 priorities for the upcoming week
- Note the one thing I absolutely have to get done (cause life happens and I can’t always do all three)
3. Take intentional action.
When you do something with purpose and intent there is greater meaning behind your action. Think about why you’re doing this. What purpose does it serve?
Take time to reflect on your choices and actions and make adjustments as needed to increase your satisfaction, fulfillment, and success.
CREATING and REACTING have the same letters, but afford vastly different results. Choose to create habits that will support your success.
How do you define success?
What habits or activities have you implemented that have helped drive your focus, happiness, or success?
If you’re interested in ramping up your success and fulfillment, schedule a Complimentary Discovery Call with me today!
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