September 22, 2015
by Kahaliah Richards
The one percent of the population who succeed at the highest level all have one thing in common; they are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their goals.
The definition of goals and success is different for everyone. Some people consider waking up in the morning and going to bed at night a successful day. For the ultimate achiever, it’s obviously quite a different story.
Having said that, no matter where you find yourself on this sliding scale, you must keep this important rule in mind: Success without fulfilment is failure! The one way to avoid this trap is to learn how to enjoy the process, no matter how challenging it is, or appears to be.
The other crucial element to assuring your personal success and fulfillment is learning the value and importance of the following quadrant. Commonly referred to as the Four C’S:
COMMITMENT.. COURAGE.. CAPABILITY.. CONFIDENCE..This quadrant is the foundation for all success, growth, progress and momentum.
Commitment is the ability to sell yourself on doing something you may not already have the capability of pulling off. Commitment creates momentum and momentum builds strength in relationships, projects, and the goals you are trying to achieve.
All new commitment is often met with learning a new ‘Courage’ (the second C’). Start with the courage to walk through the fire of learning something new and not being afraid to fail. Having the courage to face a task or challenge head-on, and, like I said before, enjoy the process.
The result of Commitment fueled Courage always leads to learning a new ‘Capability’ (the third C). A new capability is the foundation for continued growth. For a new capability to become valid and of value, it must be perfected. Intelligence dictates that mastery can only be achieved by repetition; it is commonly said that repetition is the mother of all skills.
Having the ability to commit and the tenacity to walk through the fire of courage to learn a new capability will always result in the same thing: Confidence. (the fourth C)
Oddly enough, a high degree of certainty or confidence is often the most comfortable place for people to exist. What makes most achievers different from the rest of the population is that they never allow themselves to get too comfortable. Therefore, the cycle always continues.
It’s been said; “The amount of uncertainty you can comfortably handle will determine the quality of your life”
Growth and never ending improvement should be the main stay of your mental, emotional and physical diet. Cultivating these four pillars of your life will allow you to succeed on a consistent basis, and more importantly, find a level of joy and fulfillment that makes the whole process worthwhile.
Ask yourself: “What am I committed to?” and “What amount of courage will it take to learn a new capability to gain a new confidence to take my life to the next level?”
Only you can decide.
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Author: Mark Gaylard
TGNA’s Director of Marketing- US Liaison