October 21, 2014
The very basis for career success is moving ahead with CONFIDENCE, giving you a quiet, inner peace and strength to continue to your ultimate goal or goals.
If you KNOW deep down that you can achieve something in your career, and are confident of achieving it, then you are that much further ahead toward that goal than you may even realize.
This week in Success Tips, we talk about the power of having self-confidence, and how self-confidence will ultimately propel you to your goals.
SET YOUR GOALS FIRST
Don't forget that the first step is to set aggressive goals for yourself, and where you ultimately want to be in 2, 5, 10, and 20 years from today, and even farther out into your future if you can. If you need more tips on the HOW TO aspect of setting goals, just search the Success Tips archive and you can learn best practices for goal setting.
If you are having trouble setting goals for yourself, simply take the test "what would you be doing if there were no such thing as money." The answer will open your eyes to what you love to do. It may be leadership or working by yourself, or if that does not motivate you, perhaps you would love moving regularly from project to project.
Your goals will determine your roadmap to the future. You will follow this roadmap until you arrive at your chosen destination.
YOUR INNER SELF-CONFIDENCE
Once you have your goals set, you can then embark on your journey of achieving them. The way you do this is to have a calm and inner self confidence. By all means, we are not talking about "phony ego" here, pumping yourself up and acting as an "egotistical" person towards others. We are talking about quietly and surely knowing and being confident inside that you have the ability and the tools to achieve something.
Sometimes self-confidence is not there naturally. You may be hearing "I can't" in your mind, or as we have all heard them called, the "self-defeating I ams," where you convince yourself that you are not capable of doing something. You can sabotage your ultimate success by doing this, because your inside thought process can affect your ultimate success outcome.
The self confidence test is -- what would you do differently today if you knew that you could not fail? This will tell you the difference between where you are today, and where you could be on the road to achieving your goals, and whether you are moving toward your goals with confidence. By believing all things on your list of goals are possible, you increase your chances of success exponentially, and will move toward them more quickly.
By being confident of achieving your goals, and acting confidently in the act of achieving them, you move closer to career success!