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Success Begins with you: Developing a success plan

Updated on February 11, 2014

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Everyone is looking for their next big break. However, big breaks are not accidental, they are indeed planned. With this being said, how you plan for where you are going is important. Success is based on you and only you. There are so many different definitions of success. The most valid one would be your own definition. Your measure of success may be different from others. This is a great thing! The reason, this helps you identify your own limits while building your belief all at the same time. The tools you may need to get to where you are going are different from what others may need. The purpose of this article is to make sure you are building a fortune 500 success plan to follow. Everyone needs an individualized blueprint; for you by you. This plan will help you identify what success is to you so that you can be the best “you”.

How To Build a Successful Plan

1. Identify your purpose. Identifying your purpose will help you be able to develop a proper success plan because you will have understanding of why you are here. The reason some success plans fail is do to lack of understanding of purpose. Who are you? What’s your purpose for selecting this career as a path? Also, its imperative that when identifying your purpose that you don’t use money as a primary reason. Making money is the ideal, but don’t choose your purpose based on the income, rather choose something that compliments your vision, and passion. Apart of identifying you purpose is to also identify your passion. Both passion and purpose need to get married to ensure that the career chosen will be rewarding.

2. Acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses. Acknowledging your strengths and weaknesses is important. This is not to beat you down in any way, this is for you to learn how to apply both (strengths and weaknesses) at the appropriate time. Both your strengths and weaknesses if used properly can be the highlight of your existence. Everyone has weaknesses and will always, but can be used wrongly which derails their success plan. Your strengths are there to compliment your lacks, i.e weaknesses. Its all about balance.

3. Find jobs that can lead to potential careers. Everyone is looking for a career. However, the best way to discover what you really want may be to just simply get a job. Securing a job in something that you may like could be better then finding a career that you really don't want, but get stuck in. A lot of people are stuck in careers they really don't want all because they went for the career first instead of the job.

4. Stick with the job until it leads you to where you want to be. Often people quit the job before giving it a chance to work for them. Yes, at this moment you are looking at the life you want, and potentially the quickest way to get there. Sometimes the best way to get there is just by being patient. Gain everything you need from the level where you are now, so that when the elevation happens you will be fully prepared.

5. Preparation is key. At the end of the day nothing matters without having some kind of written form of your plan. Putting the plan on paper will turn your vision into a reality.

6. Implement your vision daily by ensuring that your purpose aligns with your passion. This just means that the moments when you feel defeated pull out your plan to reassure yourself that you are exactly where you should be.

The true key to success is you. You are the only one who can determine whether or your not you are being successful.

Succes Quotes

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill

“If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
― W.C. Fields

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”
― Herman Melville

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
― Truman Capote

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
― Winston Churchill

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”
― Winston Churchill

© 2014 Phelesha Hamilton


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    • Phelesha profile imageAUTHOR

      Phelesha Hamilton 

      5 years ago from Dallas, Texas


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      Angela Joseph 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Great advice here, Phelesha! I like what you said about some people going after a career only to get stuck in it. They pass up a lot of job opportunities and so miss out on building a path to the career that would be right for them. Voted up and useful.


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