What drives your success? Is it ambition? What about persistence? Maybe it is your ability to focus and keep your eyes on the ball?
Based on the success(es) you have experienced thus far, what has been the one constant factor that has led to those successes?
That question has been the theme of my Thanksgiving day. And until today, I had not given much thought about the primary cause that has engineered the successes I currently enjoy.
Before deeply reflecting on the matter, I imagined that my present success came from my inherent ability to adapt. I am somewhat patient. I would like to believe I am diligent and industrious. I am mostly unbothered by outside noise and distractions. And I have accepted that obstacles are a part of my development through the lifespan.
Yet still, none of those are the principal factors that have allowed me to move toward living my best life. This is not to say that they did not play a role in my success because they most certainly did. Nonetheless, after reflecting on the question [What drives your success?], I can say with certitude that venturing outside of my comfort zone, i.e., risk-taking, lies at the heart of all that I have come to enjoy at it relates to success.
Why does any of what I have said matter?
Well, we are about to embark on a new year, so, wouldn’t it be wise to know ahead of time what is working in your life and what is not working? What sense does it make to go into a new year with an old mindset and attitude that will likely get you the same old tired results?
As you celebrate this festive season—spending time with friends and loved ones—think about that one actionable quality that has catapulted your personal brand into what it is today. What is the one factor, that when rightly, intelligently, and dutifully employed, will lead to inexplicable joy, security, access, and comfort?
Once you have identified that quality, that ingredient, that feature—own it, put it to work, and make the rest of your life the best of your life.