1. Know Your Outcome (Goal)
Knowing your outcome serves two purposes:
1. You need to know where you are going.
2. You need to know when you arrive.
Remember the story of Alice in Wonderland? When Alice came to the fork in the road and asked the cat which road to take? The cat then asked Alice, where do you want to go? Alice replied I don’t know. And the cat said, well then, any road will take you there.
You must know where you want to go to achieve anything in life. Think of it as your outcome or goal.
Otherwise, you will wander aimlessly, not knowing where you are going or if you have arrived.
2. Be Flexible
Once you know your outcome, you must be flexible enough to adjust your behaviour or actions to achieve what you want.
For example, I have an outcome of delivering a workshop in XYZ town on a particular date.
So, I do the marketing and receive many inquiries from people in ABC town. All people inquiring from ABC town want the workshop, but none want to travel an hour to attend the workshop.
I have yet to receive any inquiries from people in XYZ town. Should I continue to market my workshop in XYZ town, or am I flexible enough to make the adjustments of finding a place to host my workshop in ABC town, where participants are eager to attend?
It’s a no-brainer. I know my outcome of delivering the workshop was more critical than digging in my heels and insisting on XYZ town over ABC town.
The workshop is more successful, and the spin-offs of more business from happy participants will be a bonus reward for being flexible.
3. Use Your Senses With Precision (Pay Attention)
You need to pay attention and have a way of knowing you are achieving your outcome or goal. In the example of delivering a workshop in XYZ town, if I had ignored the feedback of the people who inquired about the workshop, I wouldn’t have been able to make the adjustment and achieve a successful outcome.
Knowing where you are going … and recognizing when you arrive is essential to achieving excellence.
How often have you heard people tell you about something they wanted to achieve but have yet to take action to achieve it?
Have you done this too?
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Outcome + Flexibility + Pay Attention + Action = Excellence!