Success is an intriguing word, as it can mean different things to different people. Indeed, most successful leaders understand that the journey to success requires them to stand out from the crowd and act in faith.
Journey to success: know what makes you unique
Success is relative. For some, there is success in achieving one’s financial and professional goals. For others, success may entail pursuing one’s passions, leaving a legacy, or even just having fun. The journey upward, however, always starts with gaining clarity on what makes you stand out from the crowd.
To be able to get up there, you need to ask yourself some critical questions:
- What makes the difference between where I am now and where I intend to be?
- What do I need to do to draw a potential client to my side and not lose them to my competitors?
Most people talk about being passionate, consistent, and maintaining excellent client relationships, but is that all there is to winning over a stranger to yourself as a long-term client?
Stand out from the crowd: Get yourself a “corner man”
The key aspect that separates you from others is the degree of effort you put in, showing up even when you don’t feel like it.
Having someone in your corner who is an expert in their field is essential for your journey to success. A “Corner Man” is someone who can help you through rough patches, so you can get far in life and ultimately reach your apex. Rely on a business coach or mentor to scale faster.
Sometimes it’s challenging to maintain the consistency required to keep doing something continuously until you excel at it. The presence of a helper, or your “Corner Man,” can help you pivot when things don’t go as planned.
Get out there and look for experts in your field willing to be in your corner. The journey to success can’t be mapped out alone; finding that “corner man” helps you to speed up the process and cut down on the time needed to achieve your goals.
Takeaway: Stand out from the crowd
Practice humility. Those who are willing to constantly learn are the most likely to succeed. “I am the dumbest today that I will ever be,” is a phrase to live by because it makes you intentional about your learning process. It depicts the intention that you will keep aiming for the top and keep reaching for more. It doesn’t mean you are dumb, an affirmation that this isn’t your full potential and it will get better.
Act now; don’t wait for storms to hit before you get things done. Understand that where you are now is a result of what you did in times past. What you are doing now will determine where you will be in the coming years. Why not make an effort to connect to experts, build a relationship with them, get things done, and aim for the very top?