Is Your Idea of Success Unattainable?
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 4:26pm | by Guest Contributor
At some point in your career, you probably made a decision about what success looked like for you and how you were going to reach it. This is quite possibly one of the most important decisions affecting your future, however, if you are having issues reaching your goal, you may want to take a step back and re-analyze your process of attaining success.
When you begin to lose confidence about what you want, it does not necessarily mean that you aren’t going to get there. If you have made a plan that works and after reconsideration you still believe in it, you may need to practice some patience. A good plan for success, whether it is personal or professional, always takes time to implement and some goals take longer to reach than others.
Alternatively, if you think you may need to switch gears, try not to let it disrupt the rhythm and momentum you have already initiated. It is likely that you have gotten to the point you are at today by making informed, intelligent, and well thought out decisions, however, you should always leave a little wiggle room to change directions or add on new branches of development, if need be. More often than not it is totally feasible to maintain the integrity and foundation of your original design while expanding in ways that may not have occurred to you initially.
Whether creating a new company or business, working their way up to high-ranking positions, or enduring rigorous professional training many successful women have reached their goals by being involved in every step of that process. After breeching the initial stages of their plan and seeing it through to a point where it was clearly beginning to thrive, each of these types of women reached a point where they were able to share some of the responsibility with others. Some of the most independent, motivated, and involved professionals will find that no woman is an island.
Taking charge of your life and being personally responsible for your success is a huge step towards reaching your ultimate goal, but when you do reach the point where you need the help of others, don’t forget to ask, hire, or otherwise employ those who can competently carry out some of the minor tasks that need to be seen to. Taking on too much can be a detriment to your situation. In many cases it is much better to delegate a certain amount of work to an employee or partner than to stretch yourself thin with the unrealistic idea that you can do everything. Remember, you are your most valuable asset. Don’t let yourself burn out on minor details.
The road to success is not always clear, easy, or direct. Taking a moment each day to center yourself and remember why you are doing all of this hard work and where you expect to be at the end of it all will give you the motivation to keep at it. You are completely capable of attaining success, but being flexible and aware that there will be bumps along the way can help you prepare for your journey.