Goals for 2015 – Elena Fraga
As we progress into 2015 it is important to write about strategic principles that helped me be successful in every aspect of my life. Unfortunately, most people have already lost the motivation to complete their New Year’s day resolutions or goals. The sad thing is, we are not even into the month of February and many have given up on their 2015 goals. I beg you not to be a part of that statistic, don’t give up and let 2015 pass you by. Below are three valuable tips that have helped me universally elevate continually to new levels of success.
A famous woman author and poet May Sarton once wrote:
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
STEP ONE – Become Your Authentic Best Self
I challenge you to evaluate your daily life and ask yourself are you “daring to be yourself”? Do you know how to be your authentic /genuine self? Do your goals, your career, permeate your authenticity? These are yes or no questions.
If the answer to any of these is no, then how do you expect to motivate yourself for success since you are living someone else’s life? It may sound strange, but if you are not “authentic” then by definition, you are a copy. Starting today, get to know the real you, your passions, your dreams, define who you are and what you want to be. Start lining up your lifestyle with who you are, then you to begin to accomplish more than just some New Years resolutions. This year commit to becoming your AUTHENTIC SELF.
The two next steps go hand in hand with you becoming your authentic self and must be done in this order.
STEP TWO – Identify and Maximize Your Strengths
Your success depends on how well you can identify and maximize your strengths. It’s as simple as identifying what you are good at and maximizing those strengths in your life. For example, if you are a people person, are a strong verbal communicator, and you spend most of your time behind a computer, than something is wrong. If you a creative thinker and all you do is fulfill your supervisor’s to do list, then you are wasting you and your employer’s time. Once you learn how to match your life and lifestyle while maximizing your talents; then you will not only shine, but you will also inspire others to shine. 80% of your time and effort should be utilizing your strengths, not your weakness.
STEP 3 – Work on Your Weaknesses and Build a Well balanced Team
On the other hand, 20% of your efforts should be used identifying and working on your weakness. However, you can not do this on your own. Even the best of all players always had a coach and good teammates. This is also what separates a good worker from a good leader. A leader knows how to utilize their strengths and minimize the damage of their weaknesses by building a strong team of people around them. The famous basketball player Michael Jordan understood this when he said:
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”
I tribute my own success to having the right people guiding me along the way. When you work with people strong in the areas you are weak in, not only does it have a positive impact on your success, but it helps you strengthen your weakness. When you utilize a coach that understands this, you are literally elevating your success to lighting speed by not having to make the same mistakes others made.
Sam Levinson said:
“You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.”
A good coach not only leads you away from simple mistakes, but leads you to the pathway of greater accomplishments in a shorter time.
This year give yourself a chance to change from doing the same things over and over; and expecting different results, by taking real steps towards real achievements. After all, don’t you want to succeed being the “The Real You.”
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