I was reading Seth Godin's blog posting about the hierarchy of success where he talks about the levels that he believes matter:

  1. Attitude
  2. Approach
  3. Goals
  4. Strategy
  5. Tactics
  6. Execution

He poses some interesting questions in relation to these levels.  On reading this it struck me that the hierarchy is much like the NLP Logical Levels of Change where the higher up the levels you look, the greater the focus is on what's really inside a human being and what's driving them.

  • Purpose
  • Identity
  • Values and Beliefs
  • Skills and Capabiities
  • Behaviours
  • Environment

Mission Possible is holding an event next week on the issue of Success – so I wonder what the speakers at this event will have to say on the subject? 

Having reflected on the adventures I have undertaken over the years – it does not matter whether the challenge is to get to the North Pole, escape from a helicopter submerged underwater or running for Scotland, I have learnt that you have to look inside first before you can improve on the outside. The more you understand what drives you, how your beliefs help or hinder and how you bounce back from disappointment, the more you can get better at what you do and achieve the success you desire.