Where's the Gap?
If you haven’t asked yourself this question, then how are you supposed fill the Gap and move forward? Because unless you’re some superhuman there’s always something you can do better or do differently, and, of course, there’s always something you have never done before.
One of the things that makes successful people even more successful, is their ability to identify the Gaps in all areas of their lives. Remember that Einstein (reportedly) said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results and this is exactly what happens when there is no Gap Analysis.
You see the gap is the space that needs filled with something new in order to move you forward. Now if you never want to progress, then fine, keep doing what you’re doing, but if it’s real growth you’re after, then that’s always found in the Gap.
As a simple example, maybe your business isn’t doing sales as well as it could, so maybe there’s something missing from your marketing. In this case you’d look at what you are doing and then make a list of what you aren’t doing. If you have trouble thinking outside of the box to determine this, then just look at what your competitors or other successful businesses are doing, to learn more.
Or maybe it’s something in your personal life. Something not working for You? Then find a way to do it differently, and you’ll find things will start going the way you want them to.
So all this sounds pretty simple (and it is), however most people don’t do it because, as simple as it is, it requires effort.
Ask yourself though – ‘Is success important to me?’
If the answer is ‘Yes’ then start putting in the effort to do what you haven’t done before, and if you find this difficult, research what others are doing, read lots, engage a Coach and you will achieve the success you’re after.