I was at a business event a few weeks back and the MC asked if anyone had experienced a FANTASTIC YEAR? I put my hand up; I’m really happy with what occurred in 2017 but interestingly, many people did not respond even to “so what about an average year?”.
When you look back at 2017, I know there will have been frustrations. Heck, I had a few of them myself!
With your frustrations, did you learn from them? Did you work out a better way of doing things or a way to avoid or reduce those challenges in the future? I don’t care how great a business you have, you will always have hiccups, glitches, frustrations and challenges. That’s just life. How you deal with those situations, how to reduce them and how you learn from them is the key. Anticipating what could go wrong and putting a solution in place so it never happens is even better.
Also, take a moment to look at your wins. How did they come about? Can you duplicate them in a planned and strategic manner? Don’t make success about good luck, an accident or a fluke. Make success happen.
So often we get so caught up in our business and the day to day activities and we rarely sit back and review what is going on and what’s happening … so please … take this moment now to give your business some thought. For the wins, give yourself a pat on the back. As for the fatalities; don’t get caught up on them. It happened, learn from the experience and know what you will do differently upcoming.
To my clients – and all of you out there in business – may I wish you a SPECTACULAR 2018. But may I say this, wishing it doesn’t make it so. Three things make success:
- Consistency – just turn up day after day and do things with consistency.
- Focus – if you want something to change or improve, then focus on it.
- Action – thinking, wishing, hoping … doesn’t make success; it’s about taking action.
To your every success! Make it happen! D.