Last Saturday I’ve been given the change to be present at a seminar of Ben Tiggelaar, covering ‘a reason for success’. This triggered me to write this blog entry…as in the past I was struggling a lot with writing down my personal objectives in a way I was able to achieve them in the upcoming year; aka in being successful in achieving my personal goals/objectives.

So what differentiates a successful objective with an unsuccessful one?

Failure reason 1: Direction, but no action.
The direction is clear, but no action is taken as to be seen in the Monty Python YouTube video about the Silly Olympics: 1500m for the deaf (fragment from 36 seconds till 50 seconds)
The direction is clear, but after the starting gun fired, no action was executed….as obviously, the starting gun wasn’t heard.

Failure reason 2: Action, but no direction
The action is clear, but no direction is known as to be seen in the below Monty Python YouTube video about the Silly Olympics: 100m sprint for people with no sense of direction. (fragment from 10 seconds till 34 seconds)
After the starting gun fired, all contestants were sprinting in all directions. Massive action occurred, but with no sense of direction

Conclusion: A successful person/objective/… is not about direction nor is it about action.
It’s about the combination of directions and related actions!