Understanding YOU is an important key to success
Having a goal and driving towards
that goal is extremely important however it does not necessarily mean you will
achieve it as most successful people will tell you. We all need tools to get there, we need to
know how to use them and the most important tool you possess is YOU!
An important first step to your
success is defining & understanding who you are internally and why
(motivating factors) you want to achieve this particular goal. Undertaking this
process and understanding its results makes the tough road to success more
sustainable & achievable as you are paving the way with a solid foundation.
Take the time to understand
yourself, this means conducting somewhat of an internal SWOT analysis to
identify the areas of you that are strong, areas that are weak, areas of you
that will create opportunities and areas that can cause you problems. The end result of this exercise is a list of
positive and negative traits which can include poor communication, lack of apathy,
education, poor attention to detail, excellent drive and positivity to focused,
assertive and caring.
This internal dissection is hard
initially but if you truly listen to your inner voice and take the time to audit
yourself truthfully as a vehicle to achieving your goals, you will quickly become
stronger and more equipped to achieve that goal along with becoming a better
person in the process. This really is an
important key to success.
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Having identified your internal weaknesses
is an extremely important and positive step in your self-development and
identifying your key to success. Don’t
let its findings put you of or shock you. We all have limitations and the
quicker we understand and identify these limitations the better. Looking outside after conducting this internal
analysis is imperative for two reasons,
1. Now that you have identified
areas for improvement, you need to compensate for weaknesses found within by possibly
retraining yourself, upskilling, finding your motivating factors, being more
positive or partnering with someone who has the skills you do not.
2. You need to also identify and
address the negative external factors that are preventing you from achieving
that goal, this can range from negative people, negative external relationships
and the environment you operate in.
Understanding you at a deeper
level internally and externally can only be beneficial and will most definitely
bring about a stronger more resilient you, a tool that you can rely on when all
else fails, after all its you that success will be come from, not your product
or your market, You are your key to success.
“We can have more than we've got
because we can become more than we are”