Success is something we all strive for in various aspects of our lives, whether it's achieving lifelong goals or conquering short-term objectives. Defining personal success may vary from person to person, but the path to achieving it follows a simple formula and helps you to determine what success looks like for you. Today, I want to break down this formula for you and show you how it can help you turn your dreams into reality. So, let's dive in and explore the DGLPA formula for success.

Whether you're envisioning monumental achievements that have fuelled your dreams since childhood or aiming to conquer the immediate challenges that lie before you, the pursuit of success is an integral part of the human experience. While the definition of success may take on various shapes and colours for each individual, the underlying principles that pave the way to triumph are often surprisingly consistent. In this transformative exploration, we're delving into a powerful formula that has proven to be a guiding light for countless individuals on their path to personal triumph. Introducing the ActionCOACH DGLPA formula, we'll dissect its components and reveal how each element plays a pivotal role in shaping your journey towards success. So, buckle up and get ready to unlock the secrets that will empower you to not only define success on your terms, but also to systematically turn those elusive dreams into tangible, life-altering realities. Welcome to the Step-by-Step Guide to Personal Success with DGLPA—where the extraordinary becomes achievable, and your wildest dreams are within reach.

Start with Dreaming Big and Visualise Your Personal and Professional Success

First and foremost, success starts with dreams. These are the aspirations that may seem distant, even impossible, at first glance. They are the goals that make you sit back and say, "Wouldn't it be amazing if that became a reality?" Don't be afraid to dream big because it is through these audacious dreams that extraordinary achievements are born. Remember, if your dreams don't scare or excite you, they're not big enough. Once you have your dreams in place, the next step is to set specific, achievable goals to help you work towards making those dreams a reality. Break down your dreams into smaller milestones and create a roadmap to achieving those milestones. This will make the journey towards your dreams more manageable and less overwhelming.
In addition to setting goals, you must also be willing to put in the hard work and dedication needed to achieve them. Success doesn't come easily, and it often requires sacrifice and perseverance. Be prepared to invest time, effort, and sometimes even face failure to learn and grow along the way. Remember, the journey toward success is a marathon, not a sprint.

Surround yourself with a supportive network of family, friends, and mentors who can offer guidance, encouragement, and constructive feedback. Having a strong support system and surrounding yourself with positive people can help you stay motivated and inspired, especially during tough times. 

Define the Goals for Your Successful Life

Once you have identified your dreams, it's time to break them down into tangible goals. Learning how to set goals, which act as your stepping stones toward your ultimate vision, is a necessary step.  How can you achieve your goals if you haven't defined them? Goals act as stepping stones towards your ultimate vision. They provide you with a sense of direction and purpose, guiding your actions and decisions along the way. By setting clear and measurable goals, you create a roadmap that leads you closer to success.

Learning New Skills is a Key step in Helping you Achieve Success

Finally, always be open to learning and adapting. The path to success is rarely linear, and it's important to be flexible and willing to pivot when necessary. Embrace new opportunities, seek out knowledge and growth, and never stop pushing yourself to be better. Now, let's talk about the importance of continuous learning. Success requires acquiring knowledge and learning new skills, and expertise relevant to your chosen path. Embrace a personal growth mindset and seek opportunities to expand your horizons. Look out for career development opportunities, and invest in continuing education classes to learn the skills needed to achieve your goals. Attend workshops & seminars, read books, and learn from those who have already achieved what you aspire to. Be open to trying new things and grab hold of any opportunities to grow that may come your way.  Remember, knowledge is power, and it propels you forward on your journey to personal and career success. 

Planning for Your Wants and Needs, and Ultimately Your Success

Learning alone is not enough; you need a well-thought-out plan to turn your dreams and goals into actionable steps. Planning allows you to organize your thoughts, prioritize tasks, and strategize your approach. Setting priorities and then breaking down your larger goals into a list of steps you need to complete the goal. Create a timeline to ensure you complete your tasks on time and keep yourself accountable to help stay on track toward achieving your goals. A solid plan provides structure and ensures you stay on track toward reaching your desired outcome. 

Time to Take the Actions  

Finally, the most critical element of the formula is taking action. Dreams, goals, learning, and planning are all meaningless without execution. It's time to put your knowledge and plans into action. Take that first step, and then another, and keep moving forward. Embrace this new way of working.  The challenges and setbacks along the way will act as valuable learning experiences. Working to overcome challenges in your career will ultimately build your confidence, and your leadership skills, and ultimately prepare you for that next leadership position. They will provide you with different opportunities you never thought were possible. Remember, success is not an overnight phenomenon; it is the result of consistent, focused actions. Before long, successful days, will turn into successful years, and you will achieve the major accomplishment that started as just a dream.


So, with dreams as your compass, goals as your guide, learning as your ally, planning as your strategy, and action as your vehicle, embark on this journey. Your path to success begins now, and the possibilities are as boundless as your determination to pursue them.  Is a journey that begins with daring to dream and continues with setting goals, hard work, perseverance, support, and continuous learning. With these principles in mind, you can turn your dreams into reality and achieve the success you desire.

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Written by ActionCOACH December 19, 2023
ActionCOACH is recognised as the creator and most successful practitioner of business and executive coaching methodology that offers owners and managers a new perspective on their businesses and companies.