Happy New Year and welcome to the January 2004 edition of
the Clarity Success Coaching Newsletter! For this month's
newsletter we are going to focus on the final individual
aspects of the STAR Within You that we touched on in the last
few months. This month we are looking at the letter "R" for
Relentless about Reaching Results.
As always, we
welcome your questions, comments and stories. Don't forget to
send us an email and share your thoughts with us.
|STARs are Relentless about
| In September's newsletter, we
talked about the attributes of a STAR. We define a STAR
as someone who shines brilliantly in their field of
endeavour. They are people who perform a skill or
exhibit a characteristic that we can look at and
appreciate that it is being done at a high
We use the "R" in STAR to represent
Relentless about Reaching Results which means that
-expect to succeed
-are resilient. They
have the courage to act in adversity
-learn from what
-employ resources to get to their
-are able to celebrate success.
One of the things that impresses me most about the
stars that I have observed is their ability to get up
after being knocked down. It also often seems that those
who have achieved the most in life have had some of the
greatest obstacles to overcome. And it seems that when
most people would be devastated or paralyzed by a
set-back the stars see it as a lesson that will prepare
them for a bigger challenge.
Stars that I have observed also don't seem to put
much time or energy into fear and doubt. They tend to
embody the expression, "Failure is not an option". One
of the important concepts that we can learn from stars
is that we control the key to finding our way over,
under or through the obstacles in our lives. No one else
controls the solutions in our lives. We can learn to see
failures as opportunities to change our strategy and to
learn from what hasn't worked. Comedy writer John
Vorhaus talks about the "Rule of Nine" in his work. He
says that for every good joke that elicits a laugh from
the audience there are nine more jokes written that fall
as flat as a pancake.
And think about this; it is
sometimes said that the difference between those who are
successful in life and those who are not is that the
successful people fail more often than their less
successful counterparts. Fail more often! In other words
they fail and keep going and fail again and keep going.
They are relentless about picking themselves up and
Use the following questions and reflections to
observe how relentless you are about reaching
Winners seldom see failure as a
possibility. Where would you employ that kind of
How do you react when you
List two times when going
through adversity led to much bigger
Think of three times in the past when
failure was a teacher for you.
What help do you
need to reach your desired results?
skills or people can you employ to reach those
How do you celebrate success?
you accept a prize, do you recognize the people who
List 10 things you are grateful
|Success is going from failure to
failure without a loss of enthusiasm.|
|"Broken Music: A Memoir" by
Most of you may know of Sting, the musician
from the English band The Police and also from his solo
career. What you may not know is the resilience it took
for this young lad with a goal of making a full time
living from music to get to where he is now.
The two most compelling ideas that I came away from
the book with are these:
1. The tough times are the
ones that shape us to be all that we can be.
we have a very clear goal in mind about what we wish to
do with our lives, and we pursue it without ever giving
up and with an enormous amount of resilience, there is
no way we will not reach that goal.
I recommend this book as one that will reveal the
struggles and resilience of a man who never gave up on
the goals he had in mind.
For other book reviews please visit the Clarity
Success Coaching web site and our 'library'.
Success Coaching Library »
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