There’s no doubt in my mind that when I start a new project or work with a client — that I’m not going to succeed.
Success has a different meaning for all of us. To me, it means learning something (perhaps a giant lesson, a new skill, or a new way to approach a situation). Or making something better. (In our business, life, or the pursuit of happiness). Or helping someone see something more clearly, so that they in turn can use that bit of information to move forward. (Like concentrate on the big rocks, and the pebbles will take care of themselves).
As I write this, from my MakeMoneyMonday coffee shop (and stop), I see success as moving forward, and getting closer to what my goals are, in business and life. Both include freedom, flexibility, choice and opportunity.
I’m not Mighty Mouse, (though I am under 5’2) and sure, there are moments when I second guess myself. But, ultimately, I know I have the confidence, persistence, and smarts to reach my goals. I also have a vast resource of colleagues, friends – and get this—strangers, who will help, if I ask.
I Expect to Succeed, but I also Expect the Best. Both philosophies have served me well.
My world, my business, my life are all changing. Just like yours.
Same book, different chapter.
A page turner. The ending, we never know.