is a quick tip ezine for Managers who believe in
"Results Derived from Within"
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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?
suggest that success is different for each of us and it is
different for us at different stages or periods of our
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.
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.
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
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