As with any other year, everyone wants to achieve Success in 2020.
Though the road can be so frustrating, time does not care. It’s either you grow yourself by enduring the hardship and working hard or resort to failure.
When you do not grow, the year only gets worse for you.
However, it is bearable for those who consistently develop themselves irrespective of whatever ego, accomplishments, or self-conceitedness.
It should be noted that, there is no attainment so high nor knowledge so vast, that cannot with time be outgrown.
To record significant success in 2020, the mentality anyone should have is thus;
- Reaching a position
- Retaining the position
- Outgrowing the position
We will highlight each one in much greater detail, giving clear illustration as how each relates with the other.
The “Reaching a position” mentality typifies those that have goals. They are focused on reaching their goal only.
When their goal is reached, they would, having the “Retaining the position” mentality, keep their position in the best way they can.
But then, time tells on them, as more technologies keep sprouting, which brings them to the “Outgrowing the position” mentality, in which they would, with efforts, attempt to continually outperform.
Reaching a position
Without a target, there can’t be a position. A post is held, as a result of the target that was set, and then reached. You aim to be the chairman of company, there is a target set, which if you could gracefully reach, you get.
But then, you don’t know the target, meaning you are not actually targeting at your aim. The obvious result would then be an unwanted position.
You got the wrong position, either because you were not targeting or as you don’t know the target, targeting elsewhere.
You do not set targets for a position, you only target the position, for when targets are set, new positions are made.
For every position, you want to reach in life, there are targets set, not by you, but by the system.
Education is what teaches you how to target. Let it go through you.
It should be noted that being knowledgeable isn’t the same as being educated. Education refines your thoughts, behaviors, and attitudes. It shapes your identity, graces your appearance, and transforms you inside out.
Retaining the position
Here comes the hard part. You have gotten the post, so there is a lot of bearing on you to deliver, then you keep going in perpetual cycles just so that things remain the same.
It goes on and on until one day, you discover…..”Heck! this is no longer working!!!!”, and so for the sake of progress, in your stead, you endeavour for change.
Since everything changes, you should also change, for if you do not, you will remain stagnant and backwards.
When you endeavour for change, you actually do so to outperform.
Outgrowing the position
So you keep implementing policies, tactics, strategies, and schemes, and then all to your dismay, you made a disappointing find…”I just can’t get a hold!”.
Competitors are rising, and they are choking you out with mind-blowing innovations, while watching you imitate funny versions. But all hope is not lost, deep down within you, you believe and hope for a breakthrough, so you hold on.
This is yet the hardest, for it is when sufficiency is tested, as to which innovation outperforms the rest.
Speed is a significant factor in the world of competition. If you keep being last, chances are that you must have seen from competitors, imitating one or two things before launching.
Success in 2020 can be achieved, but it takes personal development, which mostly involves learning. In the next few weeks, Geeky Nigeria would be publishing free online courses to help you learn, and grow your way to success in 2020.
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