The Secret Sauce to Success

Posted: November 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

“Purpose is what gives life a meaning.” – Charles Perkhurst

What is success to you? I believe the core of success is focusing on your purpose in life.  Sounds pretty heavy, doesn’t it.  Well it is.  To get to the core of success, you must reflect and determine your values and what you are passionate about.  This will ultimately lead you to your purpose in life

Understanding your purpose in life will change everything.  Turning your purpose into your daily focus will create happiness, financial rewards and fulfillment in your life.

To get to this secret sauce of success, write down answers to the following seven questions:

  1. What are the top 5 things on my “bucket list”?
  2. What is my legacy?
  3. What am I currently doing to live this legacy?
  4. I will consider my life to be successful if…?
  5. What is holding me back from this life?
  6. What are my beliefs that are holding me back from this life?
  7. Where do I need to put more effort and attention in my life?

After reviewing your answers to these seven questions, look for themes in your answers.  There is a very good chance that the themes in your answers are a major part of your purpose.  Take some action with your findings from the seven questions.  Set some immediate goals!

Here are three quick tips for setting goals:

  1. Get specific. When your goals are specific, things happen!
  2. Track it. This is a “secret weapon”. Create a chart with the seven days of the week across the top and the specific actions that you will take on a daily basis along the side.  Focus on reaching the specific actions every day and track your progress every night before bed.
  3. Get a Wingman. Have a partner to hold you accountable on a weekly basis.  Set up a scheduled and re-occurring meeting for 15 minutes a week to talk to your wingman about your progress and challenges.  Having this type of accountability will increase your focus.

Your ability to determine your purpose and achieve goals is the “secret sauce to success.” The development of this ability and making it a lifelong habit will do more to assure high success and achievement in your life than any other skill you can possibly learn.

Until next time, Leaders Develop Daily…Not in a Day!

 

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