As the new year approaches or is already upon us (depending on when you read this), I wanted to take this time to go over a very important topic that we sometimes need to be reminded of: and that is Measuring Your Success.
Every year we all set goals and declare that which ever year is our year. I see a lot of people are planning SLAY 2017. Well do you, boo. I ain't mad at ya. But for those of us who don't want to be relegated to certain years, but a for life, here a few tips I share in my book, 70 Tips of Women in Business: A Compilation to Get Unstuck (Literary Candy Books, 2013). I think it can be applied to your own personal slay plan.
1. Set Resolutions throughout the year, not just for the new year. Every day, hour, and minute is an opportunity to set a goal and to start fresh.
2. If you slack off, start over. There's nothing wrong with picking up where you left off. Just remember to keep moving forward.
3. Be patient. Depending on what is required to reach your goal, it may not happen overnight or in a year.
4. Take time out to measure your progress and see how far you've come.
5. Measure YOUR success against YOUR OWN success. Don't look at what other people doing and question why you aren't where they are. You don't know what they put into their work or what connections they have. You will get to where you want to be in your own time and in your way.
Bonus Tip: Write down your goals in a notebook so you are able to map everything as you see it in your head. This is a great way to flush out your ideas and to sort your short and long terms goals. Plus every idea you have may not be doable, but the ones that are, you don't want to forget them.
Bonus Tip #2: If one of your goals is to write a book, don't put it off any longer. I wrote and self-published my first book eight years ago. I've published seven titles and completed a screenplay since then. Get it out of your head, If you keep saying you "want to write a book", you'll never write a book. You should be "writing your book". Just changing the wording in your mind is a great way to be self-motivated.
I wish you a very healthy + prosperous New Year and I want to personally thank you for visiting and taking the time out to read.
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