This may be one of the shortest and most important posts that I write on your behalf.

It’s time to define your success.

After all, defining your success is how you begin. So how do you determine what success looks like? How is a meaningful and focused goal conceived? HEAT MOMENTS.

I love what pastor Rick Warren wrote in The Purpose Driven Life book; “We don’t change or get focused when we see the light– we change and get focused when we feel the heat.”

Don’t overthink or procrastinate. Defining your win or what success looks like to you is how you begin.

Defining your success will provide new focus, energy, and purpose.

Goals give direction.
We get easily distracted. Without direction, we are running a race without a finish line.

Goals give inspiration.
I love those “before and after” pictures of people on renewed health crusades. We need some “after” pictures in our mind’s eye to inspire us. I need it. You need it too! Something that would make us want to say “YES! That’s what I want my life to look like and feel like– A SUCCESS. That’s my goal and I’m going for it!”

The bottomline: Defining your success is 100% crucial, and goals are the critical factor in the success journey. Defining your success is how you begin. Write down some new goals and tell someone!

Here’s to new successes and the best that’s yet to come!

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About the Author

Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.

A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.