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7 STEPS TO SUCCESS

09/01/2023 1:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Congratulations! You've decided to lead. Whether you're starting a new job or taking on a new role in your existing organization, leading can be an exciting opportunity. But it also comes with its share of challenges. To help you succeed as a leader, here are seven steps that will help you navigate the uphill climb:

Stop comparing yourself to others.

It's a common mistake to compare yourself to others and feel like you don't measure up. But when we start comparing ourselves and our lives with those around us, it can be easy for our self-esteem to suffer.

I'm sure you've heard of this before: "Comparison is the thief of joy." It's true! When we compare ourselves, it makes us unhappy and unfulfilled because we're not comparing apples to apples--it's more like comparing apples with oranges or even something else entirely (such as an orange with an avocado).

So, instead of focusing on what other people have achieved or how far they've come, focus on your goals instead!

Ask for help.

You'll never be able to do everything on your own. If you're feeling overwhelmed and need to ask for help, don't be afraid to do so! Ask people who are more experienced than you for advice. Don't feel bad about asking for help from a friend or colleague--they likely won't mind helping out with something small in order to get their foot in the door at your company (and may even help out more than once).

Set goals and follow through with them.

So, you want to be successful? Great. Setting goals is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that your success comes sooner rather than later.

Before we get into how exactly you should go about setting your goals, let's take a look at why it's so important:

  • Goals give you something tangible to work towards. They help keep your eye on the prize and motivate yourself when times get tough (which they inevitably will). Without them, all the hard work in between may seem pointless or not worth it--but with a goal in mind, everything becomes more meaningful because it's leading up towards something great!

Be realistic about what you can accomplish.

The first step to success is being realistic about what you can accomplish. Don't set goals that are too far out of reach, and don't be afraid to ask for help along the way. You should also avoid putting too much pressure on yourself by comparing yourself to other people and their accomplishments--they might have different circumstances than yours, so don't get too discouraged if they seem more successful than you at first glance!

Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses.

  • Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses.

  • Don't worry about what you are bad at.

  • Focus on what you can do to improve

Give yourself a break if you need one.

Give yourself a break if you need one.

If you're feeling overwhelmed, take some time off to recharge your batteries and get back on track with your goals. You don't have to be afraid of asking for help--there are plenty of resources available that can help you out!

Focus on the long game, not the short term.

The most important thing to remember is that the long game is more important than the short term. This concept can be difficult to wrap your head around, but it's crucial for success.

Consider this: If you're playing baseball and you focus on how many runs you need to score in order to win instead of focusing on every single pitch and swing from start to finish (and making adjustments based on what happens), then there's no way that focus will lead to success. In fact, it might make things worse--you'll get frustrated because nothing seems to work out as planned!

But if instead of worrying about scoring runs or winning games by certain scores, we think about what we can control in each moment--our own performance on the field--then everything falls into place naturally over time without much effort required from us!

Leading is hard work, and there is no single way to do it.

Leading is hard work, and there is no single way to do it. You will have to be willing to work hard, make mistakes, and accept help from others. You must also change your mind if necessary or take risks if you want to succeed.




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