The “PRINCE”-iples of Success, Pt. 1
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your goals?
Have you ever had the feeling success is just a figment of your imagination, ultimately lacking tangible direction to get there?
I’m so excited to “bust” that myth and introduce you to the “PRINCE”-iples of Success.
You may have heard me talk about the 7 “PRINCE”-iples before, but over the next couple of weeks, we’re really going to dive into what those “PRINCE”-iples are and what they mean by way of success.
This is going to be a several part series because I want to make sure we really dig deep and cover these “PRINCE”-iples in-depth. If you’re committed to discovering your own success, I challenge you to tag along for the ride!
First thing’s first, I want to talk about goal-setting. Before we go any further, I have a simple question for you: What do you want to accomplish?
There’s no right or wrong answer — it’s a very personal question, and only YOU can answer it.
Nevertheless, if you’re struggling to put your finger on just exactly what it is you want to accomplish, consider a few ideas:
Over the years, I’ve established a sort of philosophy on life and success. It’s built on several core pillars or “PRINCE”-iples that act as a guiding light to achieving my goals and life’s mission.
It all began in 2009 when I FINALLY recognized my calling: to inspire, motivate and help people get their stories out.
Believe it or not, for years I struggled with low self-esteem and confidence. Who was going to listen to me? I didn’t see myself as unique or special in any significant way, so how could I possibly lead others to success?
Once I finally overcame my own self-doubt, I truly felt FREE for the first time in my life. Sure, it was a big obstacle to tackle, but once I did, I felt unstoppable. That feeling of pure freedom led me to write my first book, “Winning In Life NOW.”
I started to realize the specific steps I took to achieve my own success could truly be applied to ANYONE. Regardless of your definition of success, I believe my “PRINCE”-iples of Success can work for you.
Before you can apply these “PRINCE”-iples, you have to define what success means to you. Again, there’s no “right” answer — everyone is going to view success differently.
Take a moment to sit down and really contemplate your definition, then fill in the blank:
“My life is a success because ______________________.”
Here are a few examples:
Whatever it is, define it! You must know how you define success, to really chase after it. Take some time to think about what success means to you, so you can be confident in how you define it.
Finding success is about clarity and defining what you want— without clear direction, it’s near impossible to achieve.
In part one of this series, we’re going to cover the first two “PRINCE”-iples: Passion and Purpose.
The most important things in life revolve around passion. Passion is what LIGHTS YOU UP and makes you feel alive.
Sure, you can’t always do what you love, ALL THE TIME — there are bills to be paid, a family to raise and life’s responsibilities to attend to.
But everyone has a passion — it’s what makes you unique, it’s what you enjoy doing. The lucky thing about passion is, you’re naturally born with it! It’s ingrained in your DNA — it’s a core part of who you are.
Yet, even though you’re born with it, it can be hard to define and pinpoint concretely. Especially when life gets busy and we get caught up in the day-to-day craziness — passion tends to take a backseat.
Truth is, discovering your passion may take YEARS, for one reason or another. Maybe you’re distracted and don’t have the time to hone in on what you love; maybe you’re afraid of discovering your passion because then you know you have to chase it; or maybe you’re like me and lack the confidence to finally pursue the passion you were given
If you take nothing else from this series, I encourage you, with all my heart to dig deep and uncover your passion. Your passion is the essence of your being and you’d be doing yourself and others a disservice by not chasing it!
What are you here for? Why have you been put on Earth?
I fully believe, in the core of my being that EVERYONE was put on Earth for a unique and profound purpose. And, you are no exception!
The sooner you find out why you’re here, the happier you’re going to be. You’re going to find your purpose at some point in your life — better to find it sooner rather than later.
Like I mentioned earlier, I discovered I was called to inspire, motivate and help people get their stories out.
Ultimately, my calling translated into a career, but your purpose may not be career-related at all! It could be as simple as impacting the life of a neighbor or friend, raising your family or giving back to your church.
Here’s a hint: Your passion gives clues to your purpose.
You can’t have a purpose without a passion. And, I have a hard time believing your purpose would be something you hate! Your purpose is something you’re passionate about.
In Part 2 of The “PRINCE”-iples of Success series, we’re going to get strategic about discovering your Passion and Purpose. So, come prepared with a pen and paper, and get ready to DIG DEEP!
Stay tuned for The “PRINCE”-iples of Success, Pt. 2!