Hit A Roadblock on Your Quest For Success? Here's One Method That Can Help
Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:25pm | by Helen Hoart
Feel like you've hit a wall with your job? With you relationships? The success you've dreams about continues to elusive?
Frequently when we find ourselves in that situation, the answer is to try harder, do better. Hard work always pays off. Well, not really, not all the time. I'm not advocating we become slouches, but sometimes when you find success eluding you, it's time to take a mental inventory, do a self-assessment.
Rather than just keep going and not getting the result you want, stop, and question everything you are doing.
An interesting article in the New York Times from a few years ago explains challenging our assumptions, objectives, at times even our goals, may sometimes push us further than we thought possible. The article gives several examples of very successful people who did just that.
One example is the tennis champion Martina Navratilova. After a difficult loss to Chris Evert in 1981 Navratilova conducted an intense self-examination of her assumptions. She had always thought she would win by talent and instinct alone. After her loss, she began to look at every aspect of her game. Her intense self-evaluation led her to adopt a rigorous cross-training, improve her diet, rethink her mental and tactical game. The result: she became the most successful women’s tennis player of her era.
A critical self-assessment could be the answer to help you jump start you dreams of success.