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Every person that I’ve met is generally at one of the following steps:

“I have no idea what I’m good at.”

“I think I know what I’m good at, but I don’t know how to use my skills.”

“I know how my skills can be valuable, but I don’t have any real direction or purpose.”

“I have goals, but I don’t know where to start.”

“I’ve started, but I don’t seem to be making much progress.”

“I am honing my skills, but I now realise how much more there is to learn to become elite.”

“The momentum is building and my skills are developing, but I’m waiting for the massive breakthrough that I need to achieve the loftiest of my goals.”

“I’ve achieved massive success in a certain area of my life, so what’s the next challenge?”

“I am considered to be a world-class leader in my field, how can I invest my knowledge and skills in others?”

Frighteningly, 70-80% of people never get past the first step, “I don’t know what I’m good at.”

So, if you have that level of awareness, you’re well past the majority.

However, as you move through the stages, more and more people drop off.

Perhaps they think that they’ve achieved enough and peak too early.

Perhaps they ran into an obstacle and gave up.

Perhaps it was too much like hard work and they chose the safer, more comfortable option instead.

Perhaps they didn’t know that there was another step to take.

In the end, less than 0.1% of people reach the step of being in a position to add significant value to others through their own story of success.

Whatever your situation and whatever stage you’re in, let me encourage you to press on to the next step.

I know that I’ve still got a long way to go, so this post is for me as much as anyone, but I’m aiming high and looking ahead with optimism.

I suspect that I’m at the early stage of “Building momentum…”

Where do you see yourself?

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