The Secret to Success

 In career, Dream Achievers, DreamAchiever, Goal Setting, personal growth

The Secret Sauce for Success

Why do some people achieve their goals while others, weeks, months, even years later, are still wishing and hoping for success?

When I think about what separates successful entrepreneurs and clients from those who are unsuccessful it is usually one thing.

But-it’s probably not what you think…

It’s not experience.

It’s not talent or ability (surprising, I know).

It’s not their IQ.

It’s not even willpower.

It’s actually something that anyone, anywhere can do.  It doesn’t matter what your age is or what your history has been.   You could be rich or poor, have a college degree or a GED, be an extrovert or an introvert. Here’s what, motivational speaker, John Gordon writes:

Angela Duckworth, professor at the University of Pennsylvania, identifies grit as the number-one predictor and factor of success. It’s not talent, title, wealth, or appearance. It’s grit, the ability to work hard for a long period of time towards a goal; to persevere, overcome, and keep moving forward in the face of adversity, failure, rejection, and obstacles. Success doesn’t happen overnight.  Along the way a leader and team will face countless challenges and will need Grit to find a way forward!

What does grit look like in action? 

 It is a willingness to take action and learn from the results of that action.  It’s simple but hard.

First Step: Taking action means: 

  • Taking a risk
  • Stepping out of the familiarity of status quo
  • Being vulnerable
  • Being uncomfortable, nervous, afraid 

There’s a lot of ‘what if’s’ that go along with taking action and unsuccessful people allow those ‘what if’s’ to paralyze them.  Successful people acknowledge the ‘what if’s’… and do it anyway.

Second Step:  Evaluating the results means:

  • Being an active learner not a passive learner
  • Coping with failure and mistakes

Maybe taking action isn’t your problem. You are taking action all the time! But, and its a big BUT, do you take the time to evaluate and learn from your action?  Are you continually tweaking and changing your actions to ensure and create success?  Or are you simply taking the same action over and over? If you are getting the same results its a sign that you need to make changes… 

Planning and preparation are useful until they become a form of procrastination. Is this task enhancing my actions or substituting for them?” James Clear, author of Atomic Habits

Are you ready to take action?

What if you took the next step?

How awesome would THAT feel? 

Say YES to your business and a bigger impact.

Ready to get started?

Email me at to schedule a no cost Business Accelerator Zoom Call  and learn the 3 things that are holding you back in your business and the one thing you need to focus on to increase sales, profitability and impact. 

Your business matters.

I’d like to help. 


Thinking about Dream Achiever Coaching?  Do it now.  Be vulnerable and trust the process.  Don’t see this as a program, but as a way to find out who you are and what you need and want for your own future.  I leave each call feeling validated, supported and more confident in my ability to solve my own problems and take my own next steps.  Heather Gill

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