Everyone knows what winning looks like.  Today the New York Times published a photo of Spain’s Andres Iniesta as he made the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup Soccer Championship and beat the Netherlands by 1 point.

As you listen below to the lyrics of the theme song from the World Cup Soccer Championship, it’s all about the love of the game.  No matter the outcome, we will be victorious. This is a great metaphor for life and the marketplace.

Winners, not losers, leave legacies.  It feels great to be a winner.  So, is it just about winning?  Or is it about really being satisfied with what you’re doing?  Is it about giving it your best?

Let’s look for a moment at what really happens when you’re fully engaged at work, at home, or at play.  In that moment, you are in flow.  In this place, you are laser focused, not distracted, and truly experiencing life.  You may have an end goal, but you’re not second-guessing yourself, procrastinating, or timid about proceeding.   To achieve this state of fulfillment, you must first understand what it is that truly brings you happiness.  Clues come from your past experiences.

Right now, take a moment to remember the last time you were on top of your game; everything was just going well, you were energized and motivated.  Who was involved?  What was it about this time that excited or pleased you?  It might be that you were learning something new or took on a challenge that just gently stretched you.  Or you were free to be creative once the expectations and guidelines were in place.  Whatever the reason, this is the first place to look.

Stay tuned for more tips to achieve success and get into flow.

Try a free coaching consultation with Wanda Ropa, your success coach to get you started and get clear about where you’re going with your career, or with your life so you can develop a strategic plan that really works for you.  With clarity, success becomes a natural outcome.
Posted by Wanda Ropa, The Success Coach.

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