If I steer my car in the wrong direction, I can find a map and chart out a new course. Frankly, I wouldn’t think twice about it—and neither would you.
I saw this graphic on Facebook showing what people think success looks like and what it looks like in reality. I love this image because it is reflective of how a journey can be. There are few people who experience success overnight. Huge amounts of hard work and planning are usually involved.
I have been focusing my last few blog posts on goal setting and decision making with the aim of giving you tools to achieve success. Success is a journey, not a destination. That is why you need to strive to make each step count. A positive attitude helps you move forward, and even when you are unsure of where you are, know that you are not lost.
Instead, you need to choose to become a trailblazer. There are a number of books, videos, and programs on achieving success, but what I want to tell you is that although these tools are excellent templates, you need to understand that your journey will be your own.
When you come to a fork in the road, you need to trust your intuition to guide you. Being diligent in staying positive and confident will help you release any anxiety that fork may cause.
If you miss a turn, this should cause no panic because you have countless options. I can tell you what worked for me when I came across a challenge, but you are going to need to adapt a skill or tool that suits you. You are not limited to only one way. A “wrong” turn may lead you to find a new way, or it may lead you to understand a new skill or take advantage of a new opportunity. The opportunity to explore the unknown needs to excite you instead of scare you. I’m here to support you through these challenges.
Success is about being flexible with your decisions and reflexive in your decision making.
So here are a few questions to reflect on when you reach a turn or a dead end in your journey:
- What do I do when I reach a dead end?
- How might I become less rigid and more flexible?
- What changes can I make to ensure that I enjoy the journey just as much as the end reward?
As always, I am here to help you reach your goals. I am passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs in finding their stride and achieve their success, especially when it comes to building a solid foundation for their business. Whether you are starting a new business, transitioning to a different business or if you are a seasoned entrepreneur who feels like you are not making progress – I can help.
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