- Create and listen to the best story of you for you.
- Always understand the context in which you are operating.
- Be clear about the values you want to live by.
- Know your goals.
- Challenge the set of assumptions you hold about the world to get the best set for you.
- Be committed to what you want to do.
- Be confident and believe in yourself.
- Develop a great relationship with yourself.
- Help others succeed as a foundation of your success.
- Always learn something from everything you do.
The first four tips are all about what you are. You construct this whatness and have far more control over it than you think. With a good story, clear context, great values and known goals you will have a great base from which to build. Tips 5-7 are about how you are. Your howness comes across in the assumptions you make about the world, the level of commitment you show to doing something and the confidence and belief you have in yourself. Once again a large part of this is under your control. 8-9 are about who you are. Your whoness comes across in the way you relate to yourself and to other people. The more you can like about yourself and other people the more success you will have. The final tip reminds you of the importance of looking for the lessons in everything you do. This means things you think you have done well and those you believe have not gone so well. Both give great opportunities for learning and if you take on the lessons you will increase your chances of more success in the future for you.
As you work with these tips the most important advice I can give you is to allow yourself to see how fantastic you are. As a human being you are designed to be self critical and biased towards looking at the downside. This makes sense as your whole being is designed to keep you safe so overplaying the potential threats is a good way to get protection. The downside of this is you tend to downplay all the wonderful things about yourself. For this exercise give yourself permission to enjoy the great things about you.
Len Williamson invites you to visit his web site at http://www.theowlpartnership.com for more information on how he coaches individuals and teams. If you have a major challenge and see obstacles to progress then Len can help.