Now that I’ve caught your attention the secret to success is recognition.  Yep that’s it.  You’re probably saying – “Yeah Right!”  Really – stop and think.

Recognition is really the key.  Below are a few things that we should recognize in order to succeed.

  1. What you want to succeed at.
  2. How to start the work to get you where you want to be.
  3. Who can help you.
  4. What you can’t do yourself.
  5. What you don’t want to do yourself.
  6. Recognize publicly and personally the people who help you do what you do.

Today I had a meeting with two very talented young women who have skills and knowledge that I do not have.  I want to do something that will require those very same skills and knowledge.  I recognize that working with these folks will allow the project to succeed.

So, I’ve asked for their help.  They have graciously agreed to do the work and they will most definitely be given the recognition they earn while accomplishing the implementation of an idea that I dreamed up.

Short and simple:  I recognize that there are people who are much more talented than I  who are willing to help accomplish the plans I have made.

Another example of recognition that I have recently encountered is the gathering of a pool of talented people to work on a multi-faceted project.  The project leader gathered a team of professionals together who each had unique skills, backgrounds and knowledge bases that met the challenges presented with this project. The project is a success because of the ability to recognize the individual contributions that meet complex problems.

Understanding the strengths of the people you work with and maximizing those strengths to solve a problem, implement a service or make changes that strengthen your business is the secret to success.