There are some basics in life that will lead to greater success in any endeavor. Before I share them, I first want to say that success is a highly personal term and grandiosity in the achievement does not have to correlate as much as social media or the news in general might like us all to believe.  

To increase our successes first we have to set a goal. Once we set that goal, keeping things simple, we have to find productive things to do that move us closer to that goal. Our choices need not necessarily be complicated as simplicity is often better and this does not mean that we’re always “busy.” In fact, choosing the most productive activities might help us to do less, yet accomplish more. 

Part of being productive is avoiding the perfection trap, by instead choosing to make our best logically-informed decision — knowing we might not be wholly comfortable yet, but we’re wasting precious time by not choosing to proceed. After all, we won’t know the outcome of our efforts until we try implementing them.

The goal is to keep measuring and tracking our progress, learning from our mistakes, making small continuous improvements — large ones, if necessary.  

And while all this is happening? We spend time with the right people: Those who love us, encourage us, believe in us, support our dreams and admire our efforts which at least keep us in The Game. 

Also, we breathe and maintain balance. I can personally say balance is my hardest part, but I know it’s important. When I’m into something, I’m all in. Yet, it is those times I step away, and do something else, that often my bestest ideas seem to pop into my head.

So, keep striving…and keep a pen and paper handy for those great ideas because they’ll often strike when you’re in relaxation mode (like the shower)!  And remember: Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. 

I’m @DianGriesel aka a perception analyst & strategist; creative attitude disrupter & adjuster; author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook & TurboCharged: The Silver Disobedience Edition; and the blogger & model known as @SilverDisobedience  More info about personal growth and success tips on my websites (search my name) and at Wilhelmina Models. Silver Disobedience® is a registered trademark.