Ask 10 successful entrepreneurs how they define success and you might get 10 different answers. The definition of success is subjective and personal. The true definition of success is the overall accomplishment of one’s goals. The rewards (money, freedom, cars, and vacations) are all the benefits of your success. Successful people have a clear goal in mind, have established habits and rituals to reach their goals, and reap the rewards.
ActionCOACH believes in the success of their clients and their own success, and has named success as number six on their 14 Points of Culture. “I totally focus my thoughts, energy and attention on the successful outcome of whatever I am doing. I am willing to win and allow others to win: Win/Win. At all times, I display my inner pride, prosperity, competence and personal confidence. I am a successful person.”
Sir Richard Branson’s definition of success, “The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.” Richard Branson is a pioneer in many industries and has set the standard on quality and customer service in his businesses. However, he also knows that he didn’t do it all by himself. He listens to his customers and looks to deliver above their expectations, as well as crediting team work and high employee moral to much of the success of his companies.
Successful people set a goal and keep their eye on the prize no matter what the situation or circumstance. They create a plan and systemize it to reach that goal. And once they reach that goal, they create a new goal. Richard Branson has been a pioneer in many of the projects he has created; and look at his accomplishments! His Virgin Group now accounts for over 400 organizations, he has initiated the possibility of space vacation, as well as owning his own island; all the rewards of his success.
Striving for success can sometimes result in failures along the way. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is their perseverance despite failures. No one ever learned to walk or ride a bike on their first attempt.
Do you have your own definition of success? Are you focusing on a goal? Do you have a specific plan in place to reach that goal? How engaged are you in accomplishing your goals? Do you enlist others to help you reach your goal and celebrate their success? If you have answered “no” to any of these questions, talk to your ActionCOACH about how you can create your own definition of success then get together and create your own goals and Action plan to get you to your island, wherever that may be.