I am very fortunate to be asked to use my expertise to give presentations at wide ranging types of events. Regardless of the topic of my talk, the experience level of my audience or the size of the room there is one question I always ask: “What does success look like to you?”
You would think that would be an easy question to answer. It is strictly your opinion and there is no wrong answer. And yet, for most people, the answer is elusive at best. They don’t really know what success is but they think they will know it when they get there. Sadly, I have met many people with what looks like worldly success who are unhappy and unfulfilled.
When I get to give group workshops or work with clients one-on-one we break it down by working backwards:
1. What does being successful in five years look like?
2. What needs to happen for today to be successful?
3. What would make this week successful?
4. And the month?
5. What about the year?
If you are able to do what needs to be done to make today successful will that get you closer to making the week successful? And if this week is successful, are you 25% closer to having a successful month? And if you meet your goals for a successful month are you measurably closer to a successful year? And finally, are each of those things resulting in movement toward your five year success point?
When clients are able to talk though it and break it down that way, they are able to see how their actions today are either moving them towards or away from their long term success.
So I ask you – what do you need to do today?
As always, I wish you the MOST from your potential!
Dr. Robyn Odegaard (aka “Doc Robyn”) is a nationally known motivational speaker, executive wordsmith and conflict resolution expert. As CEO of Champion Performance Development, she works with executives, professionals, athletes, and coaches to help them achieve excellence in all aspects of life through the development of leadership, teamwork, effective communication, and professional disagreement skills. She is the founder of the Stop The Drama! Campaign and author of the book Stop The Drama! The Ultimate Guide to Female Teams. To work with her one-on-one or to request a custom workshop for your team, contact her here.