Starting a new job or a new career without a clear vision of success, is like trying to get to a destination by GPS without entering in the address. The next thing you know you are off track with absolutely no idea that you’ve been going the wrong way. Instead, create and define your own success story before you leave the gate. After all, it’s only your vision of success, your definition of what it means to you, that can fuel you into greatness.
No matter which position, organization or industry you choose, only you can create the work life experience you want for yourself. Only you can create the success you’re destined for. Own every achievement proudly and be forward thinking about what you want to accomplish in the future.
Not sure where to start? Fast forward to that successful time and place in your future in your mind. Then imagine you’re describing it in full detail to someone you’ve just met. Be concise, yet descriptive. Notice how success feels when you think about it. The more specific and measurable, the better.
It’s easy to overlook the importance of taking care of your mind, body and spirit in the rush of the day to day, so be sure to incorporate your definition of a successful work/life balance into your equation. Know what keeps you energized and connected and contributing at your highest level.
Writing your own success story is the first step towards creating it. Know what you want and make it happen. Consider what you want to achieve and why is it important to you. Let your success story be your guide along the way. A personalized and powerful statement from which you can flex and adapt as you grow into yourself and your career.
By Robyn Montgomery., Life Coach & Burnout Coach. Robyn is a life coach for leaders experiencing burnout. Robyn helps women succeed in leadership without losing their, minds, their health or their relationships. To learn more, click here.