How to keep your standards high
"Don't ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn't." Michelle Obama
When you're building your career in a new direction, you're going to create a sketch, a compass for where you want to go. With my clients this is called your North Star and it's based on your strengths, interests, and lifestyle priorities.
But you're not going to know all the steps to get there. You're not going to know exactly how it will all come together and what it will ultimately look like when you're on the other side of achieving your goal.
And you may come up against curveballs or new pieces of information that require you to iterate on your North Star.
Don't let this stop you.
Don't let this dishearten you.
If you do, you'll never reach your goal.
Instead, you want to take the first step, the second step, the fifty fifth step as if the results - your North Star - are guaranteed.
It's essential that you believe that your goal is possible.
And it absolutely is, if you continue to take action, learn, iterate, and keep your eyes on the prize.
My clients learn how to take action through uncertainty.
To maintain commitment through challenges.
To iterate without abandoning.
And when you master this work you will keep your standard high for what success looks like in your life. You'll achieve your North Star.
What decision would you make this week if you believed the future you're aiming for is inevitable?