5 Simple Steps to Succeed at Anything

how to succeed at anythingAs a business coach, I get asked all the time about success. Many people don’t realize that it’s the fundamental, basic truths that lay the foundation to anything that we expect to build. Be that a marriage, family, business, education, etc., a firm foundation as well as intentional steps must be taken.

Most people are looking for a huge sign, so huge that you can’t ignore it. However, I’ve found that many strategies, concepts and answers aren’t in the “roaring winds” or “blasting explosions” but in the soft, still responses we receive every day. So here are 5 small, yet powerful steps to be successful in anything:

  1. Realize your own potential – Many times we look to others and their gifting’s, never considering the gift that God gave you.  I recommend that you take some time to sit down and pen what it is that God has given you.  What are you good at?  What is your passion?  What do you love to do?
  1. Discover what you have to offer to others – Similar to realizing your own self-worth and potential, “What do you have to offer” asks: What is it that I can bring to the table that is of benefit for others?  It’s the very thing that God will use to strengthen others.
  1. Trust yourself in the process – Trust is a hard word.  Trust means to rely on, commit to or believe in.  Trust yourself in the process of life.  Life is an educator of many things, it teaches us what to do and what not to do.  Trust that what you’ve been through was a teacher for where you’re going and you will be used by God to equip others.  Trust The Process…
  1. Surround yourself with people who not only speak life but who will also hold you accountable – Its soooooo important to have positive people in your life and in your corner.  You want to have an inner circle that can smile at your successes, help you up when you’re down and keep you accountable to your goals and journey.  If you have to question the genuineness of a friendship, it may not be for you.  Surround yourself with those who can encourage, build you and hold you accountable.
  1. Have a mentor – You have to have teachers and mentors who have walked where you’re going.   If you don’t have a mentor, get one.  If you think someone has the ability to mentor you or if you see that they are doing what you’re gifted to do, JUST ASK.  Most people are more than happy to help you walk through life’s journey.

You are far greater that any obstacle, wall, barrier or anything that attempts to hinder you from moving forward. Trust yourself. Realize your own potential and have an accountability partner to help you chart the course to its completion. These small, yet mentally huge steps will help you to succeed in any area.

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