How to Manage Consistent Success

If you’ve lived long enough, you know that consistent success rarely comes easily or without cost.

Managers understand that success in any endeavor requires a little effort (at the very least) and a lot of effort (more often than not).

So, do those who are more consistent in their pursuit of success naturally obtain more success?

The other thing about success is this: Success is both subjective and objective.

This means that you may not feel as consistently successful as others see you. And, your definition of success may not be as realistic – or as satisfying – as what you’d hoped.

Subjective success is an individual’s response to an objective situation

Subjective Factors

It may surprise you to know that, when asked, leaders frequently list working with a good team as one definition of career success.

This is likely due to the fact that many executives and entrepreneurs have the same objective – to find a satisfying and rewarding balance between life and work.

objective factors

We need objective measures of success to get out of the way of our feelings.

The only objective should not be to achieve success. 

Success as an objective is often:

•Futile

•Frustrating

•Fleeting

Only you know what success means to you. Only you know whether or not you feel that you’ve been successful in your life and business. Only you can determine the extent of your success as it relates to the metrics or measurement you choose to use.

It would seem wise to avoid putting yourself in the same box as others when contemplating true success. Instead, follow the advice of Shakespeare’s Polonius offered to his son, “To thine own self be true.”

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