Do It Or Ditch It! 8 Ways To Create An Environment For Success
By Bev James, CEO Of The Academy Group
‘If you keep doing what you do, you will keep getting what you’ve got.’
Do you hunger for more than you are currently achieving? Do you ever feel that you are not fulfilling your true potential? Are there are things about your lifestyle, choices or experience that may be holding you back? Our environment is made up of surroundings and influences that are familiar to us. It is the place where we can be ourselves without really trying. It is also made up of our thoughts and behaviours — the habits of daily life.
...we are in a familiar environment, we get too comfortable and we stop challenging ourselves. There may be aspects of our environment that no longer support our needs. We may feel frustrated without necessarily realising why. That’s when we need to take stock and decide to stretch ourselves — to take steps to develop new skills or choose new challenges. The next level of success will always lie slightly outside your current comfort zone.
Do It! — Be honest with yourself
Is your thinking stuck in a rut? Does your mind need a change of outlook? Ask yourself whether there are attitudes and habits you need to change in order to transform your mindset for success. Change starts by being honest with yourself. This is not about recrimination — it is about revelation. If you can take stock and choose to re-skill, re-train or change those traits that are holding you back — you are well on the way to achieving the change you want.
Ditch it! — Don’t start each action with a delay
Procrastination is the enemy of success — and it likes company. If your first response is usually, ‘I’ll think about that’ or ‘I’ll do that later’ rather that... continued on page two >