The Key To Success

We’ve heard it all before: in order to be successful, you have to spend time, literal seconds out of your day, envisioning yourself succeeding. This makes sense, right? How will you know how to work towards your goals if you don’t know what you want the end result to be? This is not a new concept, but in addition to reminding yourself about your larger goals, you have to set daily goals for yourself to meet. We need to think about the big picture, but we also need to show ourselves how to get there slowly, by having daily or weekly goals that stand as milestones in our journey to success.

This might sound a little overwhelming (how many goals does one person need?!) but it’s as simple as looking in the mirror on Monday morning and envisioning how you want the week to go. If you know that you want to get promoted at work within six months, you could use this time to think about how to make yourself stand out in the coming week. It can be something as impactful as succeeding at a large project, but it can also include small things like making friends with your coworkers or coming up with new ideas to improve the office. Every little bit will count towards that promotion.

Make sure to check in with yourself and your goals at lunchtime. Have you accomplished some of them, or have you let yourself become distracted by all the little complications of your job? Successful people set small goals and large ones, and then systematically check in with themselves to ensure that they work towards achieving them. If you behave like a successful person, you’ll eventually become one!