The real meaning of success is not really something that can be easily defined. There is no formula or equation that leads you to success 100% of the time. But there are many formulas and strategies that you could use to achieve your success goal.
Somewhere between childhood and becoming an adult most of us tend to lose our sense of fun. When I first begin working with some of my clients they have a hard time identifying what fun is. During our first coaching sessions we talk about what they REALLY want out of life. I want them to verbalize how the success goals that they are working towards will contribute to the world, even in a small way.
Once that’s articulated we co-create their personal path to success game. We discuss everything involving their game.
What you must realize is that the real meaning of success is different for every person. But more than that, it can change during each stage, step and day of your life.
Every small step on Road Success is a move in the right direction because each wrong turn or fail is a learning opportunity.
Unlike a traditional school, there is no teacher standing in front of the class feeding you what she thinks you need to know. In a traditional class you are a star pupil if you sit down, shut up and do what you are told.
Once you become an adult you learn that most jobs aren’t like that. Most jobs require you to interact, share ideas and collaborate with others. Even if you are a small business entrepreneur you must learn to collaborate with customers, vendors and other people in your industry if you want to excel. You do not live in a vacuum.
Have you ever considered the idea that you can actually have fun and make work a game? That is exactly what you learn to do when you design your own Path to Success Game with Coach Tiffany. I’ll explain the basic structure of the game in more detail in another article but here are a few of the steps:
Seeking failure may be a new concept for you but if you can understand it and embrace it, it is truly life changing. I coach my clients to not just fail but to fail enough to win. We figure out what winning looks like and they set out to fail their way to success.
When you fail enough to win you can almost eliminate any fear of failure because failures become the catalyst. No longer are you allowing past failures and hurts to guide your decisions. Now you are embracing them and that is empowering.
This may sound scary but you are not “failing” alone. During our coaching session we will talk about your successes and failures. You will learn from EVERY fail. My objective as your coach is to help you fail enough to win on your own terms. You may be wondering why failure? Why not success? I get that question often and will write an article to answer that soon. But for now just know that failure is where learning happens and you progress on Road Success much faster.
The last thing I would like to share is that you cannot do it alone. If you are doing ok and achieving all of your goals now, then you aren’t playing big enough. You will begin to understand the real meaning of success when your goals are so big that you find yourself saying, “I can’t do this alone. I need help!” This is the part of your journey where I would love to be invited to join you for the ride.