We hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and healthy. We unfortunately have missed the last couple of weeks of our blogs due to being busy on the recruiting front! That said, I wanted to share some thoughts of how I feel success should be measured.
I recently saw an article that had 2 sides with a line drawn down the middle. It was supposed to show habits of successful people vs. habits of unsuccessful people. While looking at it, I could not help but shake my head. In my opinion, measuring success is something we have to do individually not comparing ourselves to how others are defining their success.
For example, the article said successful people wake up at 6am, get a workout in, have their coffee, and get the day going. While unsuccessful people wake up 10 minutes before 9am, quickly shower, and get to work at the last second. The latter, however, may be how someone works best and is able to achieve their goals. The most important aspect of what makes someone successful is finding out what works for YOU! Some people thrive under pressure, others need time to plan and forecast to get the results they want. Others need to wake up early to get their day going, while some are afternoon people and are more productive after lunch. To me there is no one size fits all when it comes to success. Each individual has to be motivated in their own right, but more importantly, learn what routine is going to work best for them in order to reach their potential.
One of the hardest things to do, I feel, is to not want to compare yourself to others. But try to remind yourself that not all popcorn kernels pop at the same time even under the same temperature and pressure. Why? Some kernels may have higher amounts of water in them. Just like us, we are all made up differently. Believe that each kernel is supposed to pop when it is the right time, just like you and your success. Find what works for you and keep grinding.
Wake up every morning and do the right thing. To us, that is the ultimate way to measure success.
All the Best!