Achieve Your Goals
Possibly, individuals fail to recognize the true barriers preventing them from reaping the rewards of their labors.
With literally thousands upon thousands of books, articles, website and programs on how to achieve success (whatever success means for you), I continually wonder why there is not more success?
Several years ago at a national conference, I learned from the speaker, David Herdlinger, part of the answer to this question. For years performance experts, education specialists and organizational consultants recognized that knowledge, skills and attitudes affected performance and hence the success of the individual or business. David had taken this challenge and reconfigured it into a way that would make more sense for people. He placed the letters KSA into a quadrant. The upper boxes contained the letters K for knowledge and A for attitudes. In the lower left hand box was the letter S for Skills. To complete the quadrant,
he added the letter H for Habits in the lower right hand corner. Box was developed. Box for Sustainable Change. Since the purpose of cash boxes is to hold the daily productivity as measured by change, I placed a large rectangular box under the quadrant. Box without investing cash on the right side, the money is not reinvested into the individual, but is drained away. Hence, a negative return on investment happens. Box, the efforts are reinvested into the change drawer and sustainable change happens.
So, the next time you wish sustainable success for yourself, ask yourself this simple question: Will my success be dependent upon the acquisition of new knowledge and skills or will my success be because of my consistently applied positive attitudes and habits? Another way to ask this question is: Have my past failures been a result of a lack of knowledge and skills or due to poor attitudes and habits? If you answered attitudes and habits, then what you are doing to build those attitudes and habits on a daily basis? Anyone can go buy a book or take a class to gain knowledge, but very few people take the time to develop and redevelop the true obstacles to their success!