Are you well-established in your field and earning a good income? Are you respected and sought-after as an expert?
If you answered ‘yes’ to either of those questions, does that mean that you have “arrived”?
I don’t mean to disappoint you, but the answer is ‘no’—you have not arrived, no matter how successful you are.
Whatever it took to get you to the point you’re at, it will not be sufficient to keep you there. No one ever arrives. You’re either improving your position or you are sliding backwards.
Think about it…
How often have we watched successful people fall from grace after reaching the pinnacle of their career?
They put in years or decades of hard work only to be forced out or replaced by someone with new skills or more knowledge.
Even major corporations, some of which were considered institutions, have literally disappeared because of their mistaken belief that they had arrived.
Have you ever heard the statement that all people want to grow, but not everyone wants to make the necessary changes to grow? These individuals fail to recognize the most permanent of all laws; that is, change.
I am not speaking here of change for change sake, but rather, change for the sake of growth. It matters not how much we change, provided we are changing, improving, growing.
If you have a vision, if you want more money, if you want more freedom … you need to keep pursuing, keep on doing and looking for new and better ways to grow and expand beyond the position you have reached. This is particularly important in this day and age with everything changing so fast.
I’m not just suggesting that you do this; I do it myself. I study every day. And when I pick up a book, I don’t do it just to read for enjoyment; I read to expand my mind. I read to get an idea that’s going to help me reach my current goal.
You see, I write my goal on a card that I keep with me all the time. I take the card out, I place it in front of me, and then I start to read. I’m looking for an idea that’s going to expand my mind and help me reach my goal faster.
I do plenty of things like that to help me succeed as quickly as possible. I’ve been doing them for so long, they are second nature to me now.
Listen, success really is simple, but there are many facets to it. You need to be aware of those factors and maintain positive motion in your personal, family and business lives.
You can take steps today to get on or stay on track in attaining success in your life. Start by asking yourself deep, penetrating questions as a constant check-up.
The answers will always come when you have a persistent stream of provoking questions. Be prepared and willing to make whatever productive changes are required.
If you want to understand the steps necessary to reach ANY goal you set, I will be discussing, in-depth, all of the different facets of success at our LIVE ABCs of Success event in July. It will be a comprehensive “how to create lasting success” class for anyone who wants to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
To your success,
Chairman & Co-Founder
Proctor Gallagher Institute