Learning how to become successful in your life and career is a very personal process. All of your goals, intentions, beliefs, and actions must be aligned with your unique values.
You are probably thinking to yourself… how do I do all of that? It seems like hard work, there’s lots of stuff to work out and it’s not something that will help me BE Successful in STEM! Well, let me explain…
These THREE Steps will have you heading in the right direction to BE the most successful version of yourself yet!
It’s NOT the conditions that dictate what happens in your life, it’s the decisions you make.
Clarity is power!
The first step is to define what success means for YOU! Not your work team, not your boss, not your significant other, not your friends, not your family, but YOU. What does success look like, feel like, sound like to you? How do you know when you’ve reached success?
When you know, understand, and feel what success is for you, then you can start getting specific about what you want to do? You can then start setting really specific goals and objectives.
If you are looking to advance your career, and say ‘my goal is to get a promotion’. It’s far too waffly. You must be specific about what you want, and then it will be so much easier to take actionable steps towards achieving success. What exactly is it you want in your promotion? What is the role? What are the deliverables? Where will you work? How much will you earn? Who will your team around you be? Be really specific about everything you want, need, desire in that promotion.
When you start getting really clear and specific on what you want, your pathway to success becomes simpler!
The second step is to know your reasons WHY you want to achieve this specific goal. What is your purpose for this goal? Think about this… why do you want that promotion? Is it to create a life of financial freedom? Is it to be able to travel anywhere you want? Is it to make a massive positive impact on that population and (for example) find a cure? What is it that puts a smile on your dial?
When you gain the clarity of knowing and feeling what you truly need and want in life… then you are becoming successful.
“Success is doing what you want, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.” Tony Robbins
The third step is to take action. Remember: Nothing happens if nothing happens!
Many people talk a great deal about what they would love to do, and never do it. Then wonder why they are not being successful in their life and career. Delving inwards to unleash your values, working out your purpose and then deciding what you truly want in life is only the beginning of the journey. The most important part of ‘Being successful’ is to take action.
Take consistent daily action in line with your values. (Even if only for 10 minutes every day).
Pay close attention here… you will fail, you will go outside your comfort zone, you will need a supportive/uplifting team around you. You must ask for help from those who have successfully been there, done that and you must think differently to the way you have done in the past.
NB: These current thinking patterns you engage in, is the reason you are where you are in your life and career right now!
WARNING: When you start being successful, you will encounter naysayers who want to pull you back. You will face resistance from people who want to put you down and you will hear that voice in your head says, you are not good enough. However, it is your choice whether you listen to these voices and give in to these doom merchants, or to follow your purpose, commit to yourself, align with your values, and power on to be your most successful Authentic self!
Do you want to achieve SUCCESS in your career?
Then make it happen. It is up to YOU, no one else!