Named for the dual-faced Roman god Janus, January is about looking backward and looking forward. Drawing on lessons learned from the past few years, what’s the “secret sauce” for success going forward?
The answer is simple and might surprise you.
First, let’s redefine success. If the past few years have taught us anything, they’ve taught us that success is not defined by money, prestige, or possessions. Going forward, try this simple recipe for success:
– Be yourself. The true measure of success is defined by only one thing–your capacity to be your authentic self, which means bringing your real self to your relationships and to what you do. Don’t hide out. Let your light shine.
– Be prepared. This means having a game plan AND a backup plan, so you’re ready for all the little things that are sure to crop up along the way.
– Less really is more. In other words, be content with your life the way it is. Research tells us that “life satisfaction” is one of the greatest predictors of success, so turn up the joy and happiness.
– Treat yourself to good relationships. Make a habit of being around supportive people. It’s not only good for your health, it’s also good for the ones you’re with; your positive energy and vibe will rub off on the people around you.
Pass It On!