Volume 4, Issue 8

Coach Vickie Bevenour - www.CoachVickie.com

September 2006

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... is a quick tip ezine for Managers who believe in "Results Derived from Within"
Written by: Vickie Bevenour

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Coach Vickie Bevenour
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The RDW Group, Inc.
114 Partheni Court
Cary , NC 27519

September 2006 

WHAT IS SUCCESS?

“What is Success?” is such a simple question, almost rhetorical.  Most people include one or all of the following in their definition of the word: to have money, fame, power, to do the things that you love to do, to be surrounded by the people you like, to be well known, respected, a hero.  Easy. So, if everyone knows what success is, why does this question always stop people cold?

I would suggest that success is different for each of us and it is different for us at different stages or periods of our lives.  Yet there is a thread that weaves through all successful lives and the word to describe that thread is “fulfillment”.  Webster’s dictionary defines the word “fulfill” as: to make full, to bring to an end, to measure up, to convert into reality, to develop the full potentialities of, to make happy, to gratify to the full. 

Here is your exercise.  For the next two weeks, every time someone makes a request of you, ask them this simple question, “What will success look like when this is completed?”  Can you imagine the effect this will have?  For example, your Manager will finally indicate exactly what they expect for this project.  You will have a specific target for your negotiation.  Your customer will tell you exactly what they want.  And your ten-year-old will explain to you, exactly how they will clean up their room. 

More importantly, once the other party responds to the question, then ask yourself the same question, in this situation, what does success look like for me?  What about this situation will fulfill ME? Your answer will be the secret to real success. It will help you define your own intention, enable you to reach beyond your normal limits, and it will help you to appreciate the gains you make for yourself. Congratulations, you have taken the first step to deriving results from within.


If you like the tip, let us know but more important, share it with a friend or colleague. As always, YOUR SUCCESS IS MY GREATEST PLEASURE.

Copyright 2006 The RDW Group, Inc.


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