You know what you want. You want to be successful. Yet you don’t know how to start on that journey of change. You need to make a plan so you can go through it step by step and if you lose your way at some point you will have a plan to go back to and get back on the correct track to achieve the outcome you want.
What does success mean for you?
Until you are clear about what the word success means you may find it difficult to achieve since it means different things to different people and you may feel successful in a situation in which someone else might not.
If you find it difficult to define then spend some time visualising what life would be like for you when you are successful. Then you can define success for yourself from this vision making sure that your definition includes aspects of success that are measurable.
Define the steps you must take to achieve success.
Even when people are assumed to have been an overnight success the reality is that they may have been working at achieving this for a long time. For many people success is achieved gradually rather than overnight so define the steps you need to take and the hurdles that need to be overcome to reach your success goal.
Make sure the steps you’ve listed are things that you can actually do.
If not decide what you have to do first, what skills you will need to learn, who you have to contact and so on. At this stage you might also decide to outsource some of the things that will need to be completed so that you can move forward in your journey to success.
Complete the steps you’ve decided are needed to get from where you are to where you want to be.
You have to make a start. For some people this is a difficult step to take. They know what they want, they know how to do it yet they don’t actually do it. Keep telling yourself that it doesn’t matter how much planning and preparation you’ve done unless you take the action needed then nothing much will change wand you won’t achieve the success you want.
Surround yourself by people who encourage and motivate you.
At this stage you don’t want people who don’t understand you at what you are doing. So find the people who offer you support and encouragement and you will achieve the success you want.