speaking 'success' fluently
By pa360, Jan 22 2015 06:04AM
I have always believed that success is a unique and distinctive language. I don't mean a language in the sense of a few 'happy-clappy' phrases that you mutter optimistically to yourself and others during hard times. I am talking about a language that speaks to your very identity. One that reflects your mindset, your approach to problem-solving and the impact that you have on others.
The language of success communicates opportunity, ambition and aspiration. It looks beyond where you are and speaks to where you want to be. Every time you find the words to encourage, inspire and motivate yourself and others, you speak the language of success. Fluency in success comes when occurrences that are random and irregular, become the rhythm and routine of your life. The more fluent you are, the more empowered you will be.
A few years ago, a colleague of mine mentioned to me that her aspiration is to manage her own high performing team. That person had an incredible can-do attitude. They exuded both confidence and capability and 'spoke success fluently' even when they weren't saying a word. Well I can tell you that today that same person is a very senior manager, managing a high-performing team in a highly successful organisation. That is just one example, but I could give you many more just like that.
Speaking success is no more than organising our effort and that of others, around our individual or shared goals. If we speak success to failure we say 'what do we need to do to be successful next time' and if we speak success to risk we say 'what do we need to do to avoid consequences'. There is no great science to this. Instead of saying 'I can't', it is simply about saying 'how can I' or better still 'I can'. Speaking success is about putting yourself in the success space and providing pathways to problem solving, rather that crowding out solutions.
There are few things more inspiring than being amongst the 'can-do'. Therefore, just like any other language, you will learn to speak success more fluently when you associate with other fluent speakers. The point about who we associate with is critical because it is through the repetition of words and actions that we gain experience. Experience is crucial because it inspires confidence and confidence is crucial because it builds resilience.
If you want to fully maximise the potential of your personal economy, then organise your thoughts, set your goals and speak success.