Success Recipe – What Do You Want To Cook?

Before you ask for a success recipe, you need to decide what is the success dish you are going to cook? Unless you know what sort of success dish you like and would like to taste, you can end up asking for the wrong success recipe.

In short, you need to define what success means to you before you ask whether there is a recipe for success? The answer is that there is a recipe for success. It does exist but that recipe much like the varied dishes and tastes out there – depends on what you are looking for.

So ask yourself this question - What is your definition of success? Unless you know what success dish you are going to cook, it is useless to ask for a success recipe.

Different people have different definition of success. For many career newbies, success can mean monetary reward. Yet others define it by what new things they can learn in the shortest possible time in order to be promoted. Some others may have even more definitions of success. In their case, they may need many success recipes.

1. The Different Success Recipes
There are success recipes for the different areas of your life. These recipes can vary from career, health, and spiritual, emotional, time and financial. Do not let these different areas overwhelm you. There are common ingredients that are used regardless of the dish you want to cook.

In order to know which success recipe you would use, you need to really find out about your own tastes. Your likes and dislikes. In other words, in order to know your definition of success – you need to know your key motivators, your values and priorities in life. Your strengths and weaknesses are also things you need to understand.

Once you know these, you then know what dish you would like to cook. Hence, asking for a success recipe has more meaning and you have higher chances of succeeding. However, know that sometimes understanding your own tastes may take some time. It is a process of getting to know yourself. But this is a crucial process. One that determines what success means to you.

Let’s say you are looking for a recipe for career success. How would you define career success? Is it to become a manager in a given time? Is it to learn a certain amount of skill at a certain stage of your career?

Find out about your own strengths and weaknesses. What are some of these strengths that will help you cook this dish successfully? What are your weaknesses that will hold you back in your quest to cook a dish of success?

2. Cooking Is A Process
When using your success recipe, assuming you have already defined what success means to you – remember one thing. Cooking is a process. And learning to be good at cooking i.e., learning to be good at succeeding at the things you do is a process.

It takes time. It takes time to learn and it takes time to be good at it.

3. Your Tastes Change Too
A success recipe that is right for you now may not be right later on. Remember, our tastes change over time. Which is why it is all the more important for us to truly understand our values in life, as those do not change as much and drastically over time.

Make allowance for your change in tastes too. And when that changes, your recipe for success should also change.

So, before you ask for a recipe for success, know what success dish you would like to cook. What are your tastes? What are your strengths and weaknesses that will push you forward or hold you back in cooking this dish?

What is truly your definition of success?

(This is Part 1 of a 5 Part Article)

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