Winning feels good. We all like to experience the positive emotions associated with ending the day knowing we did our best to create positive relationships and results in all areas of our life. However, if you're like most leaders, your life consists of winning and losing.
While it's important to spend time learning from your losses, it's more beneficial to discover the root cause of your success first.
Think back to one of your most productive and enjoyable days. What did you do and what didn't you do? Why did you choose to invest your time with some people and projects but not others? How did you add value that day to the people you lead and love?
Raising your awareness of what you do when you're at your best is the start of creating YOUR SUCCESS SYSTEM. You have special God-given talents to develop, relationships to build and goals to achieve that are unlike anyone else. No one can do what you're called to do or give you THE SUCCESS SYSTEM that will work for you without fail. You have to create your own.
The dictionary defines a 'system' as a detailed method, procedure and routine created to carry out a specific activity, perform a duty or solve a problem.
You know how important it is to have systems in place to consistently deliver a quality product or service to your clients. So if you don't have one already, why not create your own success system to help you increase your health, happiness and productivity each day?
Creating YOUR SUCCESS SYSTEM is easy to do. This process will help.
Pick one meaningful, challenging goal that you want to accomplish in the next 28 days.
Create a list of at least 5 benefits of reaching your goal and at least 5 consequences of not accomplishing your objective. No matter how good your success system is, you will not take consistent positive action unless you are really dissatisfied with your current situation and have a strong desire to get where you want to go.
Write down what you do and don't do during the days when you are at your best. It's important that your success system be built on what you've done in the past, not what works for someone else.
Once you've written down what it takes for you to have an ideal day, then identify what procedures and routines you can add to your schedule to increase your odds of making meaningful progress every day.
Track your success 3 times a day. At the end of each morning, afternoon and evening, identify and measure what you're doing well. You may be winning but feel like you're losing if you're not keeping score.
YOUR SUCCESS SYSTEM will help you get where you want to go and it will make your journey much more enjoyable.