What is going best in your business? When I ask executives this question, more often than not, they stammer and say something like, “Hmm…that’s a really good question, uhm, er, hmmm… I think it’s…”
Conversely, the floodgates open when I ask, “What is not going well in your business right now?” Almost everyone has immediate, lengthy and seemingly definitive answers to this question.
Now you and I both know there are things going well and many, many things that have gone well over the course of the year. However, in business as in life, we often find ourselves focusing on what’s missing rather than what actually exists. We focus on what we need to change, and we forget to pause and consider all the good things we have in place. The good things don’t need to be changed, but instead need to be replicated.
This week, why not take a look back over your own year and begin to implement these two practices that high achievers regularly make time for?
1. Reflect on Success
Successful people know why they are successful. They are intentional in their actions and don’t leave them to chance. They take time each day to reflect on what is going well and identify why. It’s proven that focusing on the positives can dramatically improve your happiness, your energy level and provide a foundation for continued success. It creates space to be grateful instead of stressed out. We’re all familiar with the phrase “winning breeds winning” and it sure does – if you know why you’re winning. Here are some questions to get you in the winning frame of mind: