Success is not a short-term process. It is a long-term process that takes a lot of time, effort, and patience. The key to success is not just about starting strong, but it is the ability to stay strong. What is needed to stay strong in this process is self control and management. This Transformation Tuesday, let us look at how you can build this self-discipline and achieve success.
Set upper and lower limits
Individuals or organizations both are involved in the process of goal setting. But very few invest time and effort in how much time they would take to achieve the goals, what steps are involved in the process. This is called an effort estimate. Both individuals and organizations should set upper and lower boundaries for their goals. For example, we should define how much minimum and maximum time we can invest on any of the tasks in a day. For example for achieving the sales target, we need to define the minimum and maximum number of calls that we have to make in a day. This planning would help you stay on track.
Know your tendency
- Category 1 – Are you one of those who is always on high gear and remain in the same energy throughout?
- Category 2 – Are you among those who are slow from the beginning and then fasten your belts in the end?
- Category 3 – Are you of those types who keep swinging – one day you work a lot and then the next day your become slow and this continues?
Depending on your work pattern, you need to strategize. For those in the first category, need to give themselves, permission to rest and relax. For those in the second type, just need to keep a check if they are not going below the lower limit set for each day. For those in the third category need to keep an eye on the upper as well as a lower limit that has been set.
Keep time for rest and revival
Humans need rest to recover, that is why we seep at night, that is why we have weekends at work. You need to consciously plan time for yourself based on your work pattern and tendency. If you fall in category 1, then you must take time to rest and recover, or else you will burn out. If you belong to category 2 then you need to take care of the lower limit before you take a break. If you belong to category 3, then you must take time to rest on the days when you work a lot.
Life is not a race. It is a continuous journey. To be a top performer both professionally and personally, we need to stay in power. But to stay in power we need to observe ourselves so that we are productive, effective, and efficient at the same time.
Written and Compiled By Faber Mayuri
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