Have you determined your success metrics? What measurable results do you require to feel like you have achieved success in your career? It is different for everyone and in a recent Thrive article, I share a little bit about my own personal journal to redefining my success metrics.
Redefining My Success Metrics
My journey to redefine my success metrics likely started years before I landed in Sedona (check out my first article in which I share the beginning of my professional journey) and has not yet ended. It has taken me years to crack into my innermost levels, and I can assure you I am not done excavating. But with this, I have discovered new resources, cultivated new conversations and established new behaviors which drive my day and life in a more rewarding direction.
Life Lesson Learned
I am still on the bridge crossing from fear-driven actions to soul-driven actions with a good view of where I came from and an excitement for what I will find on the other side.
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Determining your success metrics will require an honest look in the mirror and the crystal ball.
Looking in the mirror.
We must first examine where we are today versus where we want to be.
- What are our accomplishments?
- Who is in our network?
- What skill sets do we have?
- What additional skill sets do we need to acquire?
- What is our financial goal?
- What is our personal brand today – in other words, how do people think of us and what do they come to us for?
- Is the current position/company that you work in have the ability to help you achieve your ultimate professional goals?
Once we have a clear understanding of where we are today, it is time to examine the future.
Looking in the crystal ball.
If we had a crystal ball that could show us our future – what would it look like? Imagining your successful future in finite detail will help you develop the success metrics required to help you achieve your goals.
Creating success metrics are personal, however, the process is similar for all. We need to honestly determine what we want to accomplish in life and then create a strategy and a plan to achieve it.
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