Your true success enemy

Your true success enemy

By Martin Probst, Learning & Development Executive at Leading Chef Academy

Throughout my career as Learning and Development Executive, I came across a common thing that is preventing people from succeeding. In fact, I think that this ‘thing’ is the true success enemy. You wonder what that thing is? Well let me tell you…

It’s the FENCE!

Huh? The fence?

Yes, the fence that you ‘sit on’ when you’re facing a big challenge or chance – which often are the same anyway.

The fence you put up around your COMFORT ZONE to prevent you from changing things.

The fence you sit on, so you don’t have to make decisions whilst secretly hoping that the problem will simply disappear.

Right now, you might be sitting on the fence about taking crucial action to acquire new perspectives and paradigms so you can deal with your current challenges. Maybe because you believe you have to solve your own problems, not realising that you can’t solve them with the same mindset that you’ve created them in the first place.

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Well, I guess it’s time to decide if you want to get off that fence and explore new strategies as ‘Your Success‘ boils down to your personal and professional development

As Neale Donald Walsh said: “Life begins at the end of the comfort zone!” and so does your success.

In order for you to grow, both individually and professionally, you must be willing to get off the fence, start exploring and pushing beyond your current boundaries. This will expand your comfort zone and what is unfamiliar becomes more familiar. This is true growth and evolution that will bring you more and more success. Getting off that fence will allow you to experience places you initially did not even know existed!

Expanding your thoughts beyond the boundary conditions of your thinking is about:

  • Being aware and willing to think differently and embrace unfamiliar situations. It involves having the curiosity and desire to go where you’ve never gone before.
  • Asking different and better questions to stretch your thinking.
  • Recognising that you have choice between allowing fear and doubt to keep you on the fence OR being courageous and trusting yourself to get off the fence.

How can you go beyond your boundary conditions?

There are many different ways, but one of the easiest to get you started is simply to be curious. Have ‘childlike wonder’ and choose to challenge things versus just accepting them as they are.

You can also go beyond your boundary conditions by:

  • Changing your attitude towards challenges you’re facing
  • Taking the action required for change
  • Working with a professional development coach and expert that has the ability to help you realise that you have endless choices available

Why do a lot of professionals sit on the fence? What are the areas you need to address to ensure you don’t fall into that category?

  • They link negative believes and emotions to what they do want (for example they might have been brought up with the firm belief that high achievers are ruthless people)
  • They believe their choices and possibilities are limited (for example they believe they can only hold a senior position with high qualifications which they don’t have)
  • They are avoiding pain and failure instead of seeking success and satisfaction (for example they are so scared of failing at presenting to Executive Management that they don’t step up to the plate and won’t take the lead)
  • They don’t know how to stay constantly motivated to take action (for example failing to set yearly goals, reviewing them regularly and acknowledging achievements)
  • And much more…

If any of these apply to you, you have just increased your level of awareness which is the first step to change. So if this is something you want to pursue but feel you need more strategies and support, please feel free to check our Services & ProgramsOr simply click on the banner below to request your complimentary and obligation free session.

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Whatever you decide: GET OFF THE FENCE, because it really is your true success enemy.

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By Martin Probst

In a nutshell, Martin Probst is the Managing Director of LEADING CHEF ACADEMY. He is not interested in teaching you how to suck eggs and is convinced that you are a top banana if it comes to your cooking ability. His mission is to add to your existing kitchen experience a blend of innovative LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT & ORGANISATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS skills, so you can taste the success you deserve for all the hard work you put into your career over the years. His vision is to connect modern chefs around the globe and take them to the next level with our online education & training solutions.

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