Responsibility, pressure situations, forced execution, willingness or unwillingness to work and passion! These are some of the terms that we not only hear every day but also experience. There is no short cut when it comes to being successful, no matter what field or passion you’re pursuing. For this reason, it is important to track everything you do on regular basis and be your own judge as to whether you’re on the right track or not. I love how Sara Caroline shares with us in a previous article how she was promoted to a Level 4AA stylist in her salon using the Summit System. It doesn’t matter which tracking system you use honestly. What matters most, is that you can measure your progress day in and day out. Year after year.
Tracking everything means everything, from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep at night. Passion and skill are important for success, but timing is the most important factor. And the sooner you realize the value of your time and start honestly using it for your personal passions, the closer you will be to your success. Time is everything. There is no one in the world who can become successful overnight. In fact, it was actually pure hard work and keeping track of their performance that made others successful. Everybody was once a beginner. The people who became successful due to sheer luck can definitely fall prey to imposter syndrome.
What to Do Before You Track Everything on Regular Basis?
- Do not feel inferior about yourself or your skill set.
- First of all, you need to have confidence that you have the expertise to perform the action at an expert level.
- Try to shed the pressure you might feel while performing the action.
- Try to mentally expose yourself to tougher situations in professional settings so that you can gain the required confidence to perform your work in any setting: tough or convenient.
Imposter Syndrome – Avoid it!
Have you heard about imposter syndrome? It is a feeling that is found only among those who are highly successful. Only people who achieved fame and success overnight fall a prey to imposter syndrome. These people are unable to digest their success and continue to believe that they are frauds who do not deserve the high level of success that they have achieved. Though there is proof of their success in front of their eyes, they take it as pure luck or chance. Imposter syndrome is not a mental disorder, but a feeling of inadequacy that persists in the minds of many achievers and successful individuals, especially women. Sometimes, this imposter syndrome is a result of messages that they continue to receive from their family members even after they have tasted success in life. There are many successful people that have this feeling of inadequacy, as well as a fear of being found out by others.
When it comes to success, consistent hard work is the ultimate factor that always pays in the end.