Although most of us would agree that personal success is a good thing, there is no one-size-fits-all standard for what it looks like.

One common definition tells us that success is “the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals.”

Another defines the term as “the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.

The common element of these definitions is the ultimate achievement of desired results.

To echo the question raised in the title: what results do you want to achieve? 

Specifically, what results do you want to achieve in your life … and your business?

4 Environments of Personal Success

As simple as it may seem to decide what results we want in our lives and businesses, the decision-making process can be overwhelming.

Most of us have so many areas of our lives, that it’s hard to know where to start.

To keep things simple, I will use four of what Jim Bunch refers to as the nine environments of success.

Relationships: close friends, family and close colleagues

Physical: home, office, furniture, equipment, technology

Nature: outdoors, beauty, seasons, cycle of life

Financial: money, wealth, investments budget

Your Vision of Personal Success

The process of creating your vision of success is kind of like daydreaming on steroids.

Free up the time to consider in as much detail as you can what each aspect of each of the above environments would make you really, really happy.

For example, what kind of close friends, family and close colleagues would be ideal for you? 

Follow the same approach for the other three environments.

At this point don’t waste time and energy convincing yourself that you can never achieve these results.

In a couple of days, I’ll share some suggestions about how you can take action to realize your vision of personal success

Tomorrow, we will start work on your vision of success in business.