Do you feel motivated to achieve success, but don’t know where to start?
Many people feel success is something we are told to achieve, but we are not taught efficient methods of how to achieve success.
If you strive to be successful, it really helps to learn proven or efficient methods.
But first, we must ask ourselves, what is success?
What is Success?
1) Recognize a proven model – Find a model used by those who are already successful. Success is only success within a social context. No amount of knowledge or skill will get you success if that knowledge or skill is not valuable within your context. Take the example of a musician. In the classical era, gaining success in this field meant securing a position writing for an aristocrat. Now, with the change in popular genres, rise of technology, and fundamental difference in the economy, gaining success as a musician requires a different model.
2) Commit to learning the model – Commit to gaining the knowledge and learning the skills of those who are on a successful path. This requires a high degree of either discipline or obsession. Passionately obsessing over a topic is the easiest way to gain the required knowledge, but you will also need to evoke discipline when the task at hand is requires it. Immerse yourself in the topic and commit to learning as much as you can.
3) Internalize and apply your own meaning – Make the subject your own by recognizing the meaning behind your commitment to the defined path. Without this core meaning, the task will soon seem pointless and you are likely to discontinue your efforts. Why is this important to you? What do you hope to get from it? After internalizing the best working model for success, you may then develop it in a natural and genuine way. This can only happen once you go beyond the superficial elements and recognize the fundamentals in a given field.
4) Maintain commitment to offering value – Offer value to others through the skills you cultivate and the knowledge you obtain. This directly relates to the element of fulfillment. Success is not an end product or a final accumulation. Measuring success in these terms leads to ongoing dissatisfaction, and you run the risk of losing all meaning in your efforts. Make a commitment to offering value through the skills you’ve cultivated. Those who offer value will not only feel fulfilled in the process, but will gain the favor of others who will directly or indirectly contribute to further success.
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1) Recognize a proven model
2) Commit to learning the model
Deciding I wanted to instruct successful fitness classes, I learned how to recognize a proven model. Since there are so many conflicting ideas and pseudo-scientific opinions floating around, it took a lot of investigation into different methods to distinguish fitness hype from successful programs.
Once I had cultivated discerning eye for quality fitness programs, I chose the top few I would use to model my own fitness program. I committed to learning their models of fitness programming. This took hours of observation. I examined the styles, attitudes, and programming of top instructors. I memorized their exercises, started using some of their language patterns, and took note of their distinct image.
3) Internalize and apply your own meaning
4) Maintain commitment to offering value
After basing my program on other successful fitness instructors, I began to form my own variation of these perspectives. Adding my own style consisted of blending various forms of classes in order to form my unique class. I ran a bootcamp with steppers arranged in a circle. This allowed me to use the popular intensity of the bootcamp style, with the upbeat fun of the stepper, and to incorporate the sense of community gained in the circular formation in aqua-fit. Using the foundations I learned about good instructing, I applied my own meaning to the models. The meaning behind my program was to show others that intense workouts can also be fun workouts.
Through this meaning, I was able to maintain a commitment to offering value. My original goal of teaching fitness classes (perhaps for the sole purpose of money or status) soon changed. I made a commitment to enhance the lives of all those who I encountered in my classes. This enhancement was considered in the short term (while they were enjoying themselves doing the workout), and in the long term (achieving their fitness goals).The fulfillment gained from knowing I was offering value allowed me to feel completely confident in my instructing and won the favor of many attendees who requested my classes and recommended them to several others.
The Ditto Effect is this ability to learn success from those who have already achieved it in their given area then continue to improve on those methods.
Here at Ditto Effect, we build on the fundamentals of success by offering this ability to learn success from those who are achieving it in their given area of specialty. Combine this with 10+ years of knowledge on accelerated learning and teaching strategies and you have the experience offered with The Ditto Effect.
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