Happy Friday and Happy 1st December! 🎄
Love this visual from my desk top calendar this week from @Liz and Mollie.
Often we can look at others and perceive their success without truly understanding or asking them how they really got there and more importantly not understanding what their measure of success is.
I focus on this heavily with my coaching clients to help them really understand and cement what success means for them in their professional and personal lives. At the start of the 5C's coaching programme we work to explore, understand, identify, capture and document their success measures – we review these on-going and at the end of the programme to measure their return on investment.
Success means different things to all of us. It is crucial to understand what it means for us first and foremost and to avoid comparing our success to others.
Think of it this way…...
⭐️ Success for one person is buying the car of their dreams, success for another is selling their car and buying a bike to exercise more
⭐️ Success for one person is buying their dream home, success for another is downsizing to pay down a mortgage
⭐️ Success for one is spending more time on their career, success for another is spending less time on their career
⭐️ Success for one is doing more exercise, success for another is spending more time relaxing
⭐️ Success for one is spending more time with family and friends, success for another is spending more time alone
⭐️ Success for one is growing their business, success for another is selling their business
Success is also a roller-coaster, just as life is – a series of ups and downs, highs and lows, good times and tough times, achievements and learns, joy and pain, excitement and routine, sunshine and showers – it’s what makes it fulfilling, exciting and challenging.
Challenge yourself to define what success means for you and avoid comparing yourself to others’ perceived success – it’s like comparing apples and pears!