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Success - What is the Recipe?

Success - What is the Recipe?

We brought out a time-honored family recipe recently, which got me thinking about what a recipe for achievement the balance of this year could be. I attempted to follow along with the criteria for the majority of good recipes: they must be easy and clear, employ what's ideally at our disposal, permit some flexibility or minor errors, and yield the desired outcomes. This is what I created: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

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Heather Matthews

Focus on the conclusion at heart. Which are the outcomes that individuals want? Where do we see ourselves ideally next year? What's new; what's different? Do you understand why important - the way the outcome advance our longer-range vision and goals?

Take inventory. What resources do we currently have available that we can employ - friends, contacts, materials, assets...? Which will we must acquire? This task is like a basic navigational principle: before we are able to reach where we want to go, we have to first know where we are - and it's essential to be accurate. If we take on an intricate recipe from a renowned chef, and it's really in a spanish, the probability of failure are high. Stretch goals are excellent, but we have to starting point. Before we put down we have to see things for what they may be, not what we should wish these were.

Consume a plan, but be flexible. Think through which steps, with what order, gives us the most effective likelihood of success. For instance, the same as I am aware the choc chips get added last when making chocolate chip cookies, it's easier to research a prospect before you make an advertising call. If I'm away from choc chips, maybe I will use chocolate shavings or peanut butter chips; basically haven't done the study yet, maybe I can reschedule.

People for assistance. I tried a recipe once that needed white sauce, coupled with not a clue what that was. Instead of wasting a lot of butter and flour or scratching the job, Gurus my wife Carley for help. If the associate knows some section of a few things i have to deliver better than I actually do, I might rather pay for the assistance than jeopardize project quality.

Monitor progress and order feedback. A good good cook makes sense to acquire others' opinions about whether or not to add any spices or serve something again. Likewise, we aren't always the most effective judge of our own work or efforts; benefit from others' ideas or suggestions of the way to approach things differently.

Stir in equal quantities of courage and discipline. Just about everything that's new or hard requires courage. We need courage to follow along with our personal path, try something new or untested or make investments when rewards are uncertain. Discipline essentially means replacing old habits or routines with new ones, and staying with them; without it we have been probably be one of the 80% or so who drop their new year resolutions after January. As Aristotle said: "We are what we should repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, however a habit."

Hang in there, and be good to yourself. Challenging goals (or recipes) can be discouraging; sometimes we're tempted to just chuck everything and eat out. Keep at it, and "keep your eye about the prize." When we keep doing good, something positive will develop; regardless of anything else we will learn something. Remain focused, but don't forget "all work no play..." Get yourself some music, have a glass of wine, visit with company (or the equivalent at work) whilst things in perspective. Even if all seems lost, it isn't. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

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Heather Matthews

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