As I mentioned in the beginning of this series, the five “keys to success” that I discussed were specific to my own needs as a business owner and entrepreneur. I realized these needs of mine through past business experiences and writing them down has helped me keep them on the forefront of my mind.
I hope you have been able to apply some of these strategies to your own life, and have also been able to come up with your own. If you take the time to look back at some key moments in your history, it won’t take long for you to recall some of your own strengths and weaknesses. Consider what those might be, and come up with an action plan to overcome those weaknesses and benefit from your strengths.
Think of a time when you received much praise, or were awarded something based on your achievements. What did you do to get to that point?
What about a time when you failed, or didn’t meet up to the expectations? Why not, and how can you surpass those expectations next time?
When do you feel most confident? When do you feel completely incapable?
What inspires you? What causes you to lose all motivation to move forward?
If you take the time to analyze these questions, you will learn so much about yourself, and will also be miles ahead of those who are afraid to face their own insecurities and tackle their weaknesses.
Are you willing to do what it takes to succeed?