We all want to be better at something. It can be personal, career, relationship or any other aspect in your life. However, what doesn’t change are the basic principles that you must incorporate to reach newer heights. In this article, I will give you a step by step guide to mastering 2019!
If you have plateaued and struggle to find any result, then this will be because you have developed a routine due to comfort. It’s very common to fall into a routine when you find your first strategy that works for your goal. Developing a mindset of constantly aiming to up-skill and seek new information will allow you to consistently grow as a person. This will result in a progressive nature towards your goal.
By now, you know I speak highly of goal setting and I am a goal oriented person. The reason for this is because without having a specific goal in mind. You won’t have any clue of what it is you are aiming for. Think of goal setting as a target and yourself as a rock. If there is no target, how will the rock ever reach a specific place?
Visit my recent post Mastering Your Goals for a more in depth explanation on goal setting.
Prepare a Plan
Now that you have a goal identified, it’s time to implement a strategy to reaching your goal. This can be done in many ways such as writing down ideas, making a check list or reaching out to a mentor.
Tips to preparing a plan:
- Educate yourself on aspects related to your goal.
- Write down everything! (Forgetting great ideas suck)
- Make a back up plan, for safety measures.
The more you know about your goal, the more you will understand what it takes to reach that goal and the more realistic it will feel! I cannot stress this enough.
You can never learn too much. Even the worlds most successful individuals are still reading books daily. People like Warren Buffet, Steve Bezos and Bill Gates are all avid learners.
Without doing your research and learning the process, you won’t stand a chance!
Now that you have developed a game plan and done your research, it’s time to take action! This can be as simple as signing up for a gym membership, creating a Facebook page or applying for a cooking course.
When you first start striving for a goal, everything will move in baby steps. “In order to create an avalanche, a tiny snow ball must start moving.” So don’t be discouraged if your actions don’t reach your expectations.
Once you start executing your game plan, be prepared to feel underwhelmed. You will not succeed overnight, nor will you fail overnight.
Persistence is the key. Continue giving your time and effort to the cause. Do not stop the momentum from flowing.
You will start off small, but with time comes progress and with progress comes success.
The truth about progress is something that isn’t spoken about enough!
I will post a link here that will help you understand the real truth behind progress!
I found that the biggest learning curve for myself personally was asking for help. No one can do anything significant without a little bit of help.
Even the most respected, successful business people will lean on other professionals for assistance.
Why do accountants, marketing agencies and physiotherapists exist? That’s because people need help with what they don’t understand themselves!
Never be ashamed or scared to ask for help either. It can be as simple as asking a friend for their opinion, or seeking out professional advice.
Here, you will find 6 tips to make it easier asking for help!
Try New Things
This is literally a life changing tip. Without exposing yourself to experiences, situations and people, you won’t learn vital lessons to becoming a better version of YOU.
When you started your first job, how did you feel? I was anxious, scared and uncertain. But, from my first job I learnt that I could deal with all kinds of people in a professional way and I started to develop a business mindset, which helps me today.
You need to develop the understanding that change is related to all kinds of success in life.
3 ideas you can try:
- A new hobby (sport, art, singing)
- Enrol in that course you’ve had your eye on.
- Introduce yourself to new people.
It’s so easy to get caught up in everyday life, we tend to neglect our appreciation for what we have. Maybe work is busy and you don’t agree with your boss. Or you are struggling with study.
No matter what your situation is, take a step back. Take a long hard think of something in your life right now that brings you joy and excitement.
When I get down, I appreciate;
- My girlfriend.
- My career I worked hard for.
- You guys for supporting me and my vision.
I would love for you to write down three things that you truly couldn’t live without. These 3 things will act as reminders that you have lots to be appreciative of!
These steps are what helped me become more successful thus far in 2019. I have become happier, more motivated, I am able to love more and I created Tips to Personal Success.