Managing Success

If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams, and endeavors to lead a life which they have imagined they will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. –Henry David Thoreau 

Assessment, Redirection, and Support 

Finally you are actually working toward your dream!  That’s not to say that you no longer need to plan and write goals to use your affirmations and motivational tapes but you’re on your way.  You’re probably seeing and feeling some positive changes!

How long has it taken?  Maybe only five minutes each morning if it deals with a daily goal.  Maybe it has taken weeks or months to clearly define where you want to go or to address the internal messages that get in your way.  Whatever the amount of time involved, you are well worth the effort.



  • What have you accomplished?
  • Has the journey changed?
  • What is the next step?
  • If there is a fork in the road, what will you utilize to measure which direction to take?
  • Have you built in rewards for yourself?
  • Has it been worth the effort?
  • Has it been fun? 

Take some time to assess how far you’ve come and reevaluate what you need to do to achieve your goals.  You might need to change your plan.  It’s always okay to amend the plan.  Flexibility is important.

But is it amending – or is it giving up the dream?

This often an important question that you often can’t answer on your own.  You need the help of………………..Support People!

Support people are important.  They are honest about what they see, hold you accountable to what you want to accomplish yet show caring and concern about your goals and dreams.

Be thoughtful about who you chose to put in this role.   Sometimes friends and spouses are well meaning but can’t be truly objective when it comes to assisting you with your plan.  Have you ever been on a trip with a friend or spouse and they would choose a different route than you to reach the same destination?  That could happen here, too.

I often work with individuals who need an outsider with an objective viewpoint, who has nothing to lose by asking tough questions, yet is willing to celebrate as you progress.  Choose support people who can provide that important objectivity for you.  Who will celebrate with you?



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