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A question that I often like to ask is who would you rather be, Dexy’s Midnight Runners or the Beatles? Who are Dexy’s Midnight Runners? They are the one hit wonders who gave us the classic song, “Come on Eileen.” If you’re still none the wiser, look them up on YouTube, it’s one of the most memorable songs of all time with one of the dodgiest videos ever.
Of course, you’ve all heard of the Beatles and their fame is renowned because they were able so sustain their achievements over a period of time, not just once.
If you want to be successful in life, you need to find a way to ensure that you can sustain your mind-set and a set of actions over a long period of time.
What are some of the keys to maintaining a consistent level of performance?
After making sure that we get the A for Attitude component right, it’s time for action, so in the ABC of success, B is for Behaviour.
In Australian Rules Football, there’s a well-known speech from a grand final in the 70’s when legendary coach John Kennedy screamed at his players, “Don’t think, do something.”
Sometimes I can’t help but think that there are a lot of seemingly happy, inactive people who aren’t successful because they don’t know how to take action in a way that will help them to be successful.
In brief, the key to taking action is goal-setting. Without goals, we sometimes don’t know where to start, or we get into a “hamster on a wheel” routine, where we expend a lot of energy without actually making any progress.
Here are a few hints for goal-setting that I have found helpful:
One of the important foundations of success that I use regularly is what I call the ABC of Success. Whilst life can’t always be simply boxed into a formula, I have found that keeping these principles in mind can be of great assistance in most facets of life.
So firstly, A is for Attitude.
One of the elements that successful people have in their lives is the capacity to maintain resourceful thought processes. One of the exciting things about this is that your attitude is one thing that is 100% in your control.
There are three particular facets of a healthy attitude that I would like to highlight today:
This is the first post of the Better Life Coaching Blog and I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts with you guys.
I am passionate about finding opportunities to develop and positively impact others and I am hoping that this medium will help me to do that.
I will be writing about a range of issues, but the intention of every post will be to equip, encourage and inspire you the reader to maximise your success.