After one of my seminars on “Personal Effectiveness”, a young trainee asked me- “Why Do Some people Succeed but others not?? Her curious find strived to find an answer before throwing the question unto me. Luckily, I knew the answer. Let me Share the million dollar answer with all my blog readers here.
Most of us spend our time and energy on achieving goals, isn’t it? But even the same goal can be reached with different costs by different people. It happens because all of us have different personal effectiveness. Our effectiveness depends on our innate characteristics – talent and experience accumulated in the process of personal development. Talents first are needed to be identified and then developed to be used in a particular subject area (science, literature, sports, politics, etc.). Experience includes knowledge and skills that we acquire in the process of cognitive and practical activities. Knowledge is required for setting goals, defining an action plan to achieve them and risk assessment. Skills also determine whether real actions are performed in accordance with the plan. If the same ability is used many times in the same situation, then it becomes a habit that runs automatically, subconsciously.
The 7 Mantras of Personal Effectiveness-
1. Determination It allows you to focus only on achieving a specific goal without being distracted by less important things or spontaneous desires. It may be developed with the help of self-discipline exercise.
2. Self-confidence It appears in the process of personal development, as a result of getting aware of yourself, your actions and their consequences. Self-confidence is manifested in speech, appearance, dressing, gait, and physical condition. To develop it, you need to learn yourself and your capabilities, gain positive attitude and believe that by performing right actions and achieving right goals you will certainly reach success. Check out these practical tips on how to increase self-confidence.
3. Persistence It makes you keep moving forward regardless of emerging obstacles – problems, laziness, bad emotional state, etc. It reduces the costs of overcoming obstacles. It can also be developed with the help of self-discipline exercise.
4. Managing stress It helps combat stress that arises in daily life from the environment and other people. Stress arises from the uncertainty in an unknown situation when a lack of information creates the risk of negative consequences of your actions. It increases efficiency in the actively changing environment. It requires problem-solving skills.
5. Problem-solving skills They help cope with the problems encountered with a lack of experience. It increases efficiency by adopting new ways of achieving goals when obtaining a new experience.
6. Creativity It allows you to find extraordinary ways to carry out a specific action that no one has tried to use. It can lead to a decrease or an increase of costs, but usually the speed of action is greatly increased when using creative tools. It requires the ability to generate ideas.
7. Generating ideas It helps you achieve goals using new, original, unconventional ideas. Idea is a mental image of an object formed by the human mind, which can be changed before being implemented in the real world. For generating ideas you can use a method of mental maps, which allows you to materialize, visualize and scrutinize all your ideas, which in turn contributes to the emergence of new ideas.
These are just few off the list, but the most important personal effectiveness skills which make the achievement of any goal easier and less costly.
I could see a smile of satisfaction on my trainees face!! She seemed to get answer to her question- Why Do Some people Succeed but other not??