Success – What does it mean?

In my last post, I talk about knowing what you want.  Knowing what you want in the long run, gives you something to set smaller goals for, each smaller goal being another benchmark along the way to the larger end goal.  This being said, success isn’t a standardized benchmark that can be blanketed across all people.  Success is something that means something different to each of us.

My personal ideal of success is a specific set of financial goals, a set of career goals, and a set of personal/family goals.  Each of these goals has a number of smaller goals along the way, and a specific age or date set for reaching each of these goals.  By setting these smaller goals not only can I see how far along I am, but I can also tell if I’m ahead of, or behind schedule along the way.  By doing this I can specifically hold myself accountable along the way to reaching each of these goals.

So you think, okay I have a goal, I have the steps I need to take to reach this goal, and I know how I’m going to get there, so I’m set up to start the Climb to Success right?  Not necessarily.  You also need to make sure your goals are SMART, Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.  If your goal doesn’t meet these criteria then you are not setting yourself up for success, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment, demotivation, and potentially failure.  If you set the bar too high too soon, and you fail to meet your first couple of benchmarks, then you’ll lose your motivation and feel like you may never be able to reach these goals.

If you know what you want, but aren’t sure how to get there, or how to set these goals along the way, head over to the contact page and send me a message, I’d be more than happy to help you along your personal Climb to Success!

Until Next Time,



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