The end of the year often makes us reflect and consider the successes we’ve had and who we have to thank for them.
It’s too easy, throughout the year, to lose focus of our priorities and instead, focus on our daily to-do lists.
I once read a blog by the ah-mazing thought leader, Brian Tracy, who shared that we need to decide what success looks like to each of us.
He went on to outline that he measures success in the following areas:
- Peace of mind
- Health and increased energy
- Happy relationships
- Financial freedom
- Goals and ideals
- Self awareness
- Personal fulfillment
He has it pretty much covered with this list.
Define Success Measures:
We each measure our success differently and it is sometimes not until an area of our life isn’t going so well that things start to change and we are reminded of our success filters. If someone close to you gets cancer you realize how fortunate you are to have your health, if someone you know gets a divorce you quietly give thanks for the relationship that you are in, if someone is going through financial hardship you say a silent prayer of thanks for your job or your business.
We all measure success in different ways. How do you measure your success?
Identify Success Contributors:
When you reflect on the success you’ve had this year, do you also pay attention to those people who have helped you achieve success? Perhaps, now is the time. No matter how you show gratitude, ensure that you do. Consider all those behind the scenes and ensure they get credit where it’s due.Take a moment to express gratitude for your success. Invest time to thank someone for their role in your success, remind someone you share your life with how important they are.
Define Success for the New Year:
Now is the time to consider what success will look like in the new year. Perhaps you’ll focus more intently on your health. How can you improve upon it over the next 12 months? What goals do you want to personally and professionally achieve, and who has the power to help you reach them? How are you going to show those in your life continued gratitude and attention throughout the year? How will you refocus your time so that you may pay more attention to what matters most throughout the year?
I’d love hear who you contribute your success to and how you will focus your time, energy and attention next year.