Find and Ignite Your Passion: Creating Your Path to Success
There is no blueprint for success. Everyone’s journey to success is different, and the key to finding your own success is creating your own path based on your personal goals and motivations. It seems like everyone wants to be successful, but not everyone is willing to put in the work that it takes to achieve their professional goals. If you are serious about achieving your full potential, it is time to get to work on creating your own path to success.
Make Friends With Your Discomfort Zone
One of the first things you have to do if you want to become successful is make friends with your discomfort zone. Finding success isn’t easy, and it often requires us to take on new challenges that may make us feel uncomfortable at first. The only way that you can grow professionally and achieve your full potential is by getting out of your comfort zone and taking on new projects and tasks that require you to learn, do, and achieve more.
Making friends with your discomfort zone is not easy. However, this is a process that you can take one step at a time. Start by taking on additional responsibilities that allow you to learn new things or try new skills. Once you have started to grow, you can move more and more outside of your comfort zone and on to greater successes over time.
Think Empowering Thoughts
One of the best ways to motivate yourself throughout your journey to success is to think empowering thoughts that help you remain positive even in times of struggle. By empowering yourself, you are telling yourself that you can and will make things happen. You are allowing yourself to try, make mistakes, and learn from your experiences until you reach you ultimately reach your professional goals.
Trying to think empowering thoughts can be difficult sometimes, especially when you are faced with challenges and setbacks. Reciting positive affirmations on a daily basis can help you remain positive each day even in the face of failure. Try to phrase your affirmations in the active voice. Instead of saying, “I will try to be strong,” say, “I am strong.” The more you repeat these empowering thoughts, the more likely you will be to believe in them.
Be in the Present, and Make Things Happen
Another important part of building a pathway to success is trying to live in the present and leave the past behind you. Everyone makes mistakes, and everyone experiences failures. This is an important part of the human experience because it allows us to learn and grow. Success does not come from staying stagnant; it comes from constantly pushing yourself and making things happen. If you want to make things happen, you will have to work to keep your mind in the present and focus on the things that you are able to change.
Rather than dwelling on the past or letting prior mistakes or failures haunt you, look toward the future and try to keep a positive attitude. These negative feelings of fear, anxiety, and disappointment can hold you back from making important changes and tackling new challenges that help you grow and evolve as a professional. Rather than allowing these negative feelings to take over your reality, live in the present and do the best with the opportunities you are given.
Find Your Support Network
Having a network of supportive individuals who can offer advice, guidance, or even just positive thoughts and friendly discussion is vital to achieving your full potential. The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) helps you find this supportive network by connecting you to women in your community and across the country who have the same drive for success that you do. To start growing your network of support, become a NAPW member today.