Pre-programming doesn’t always result in the desired outcome, however. So, DID you get your SASS when you were young? Let us see…
1)TRUST – Can you trust that others will see your needs and meet them? Do you depend on others to be there for you when you need them? You cannot be successful in any relationship without the Infant Success Strategy of Trust.
2) INDEPENDENCE – Do you live with the independence of knowing who you are: what you want, think, and feel? Are you confident in expressing your full and authentic self for others to enjoy…or not enjoy, and you’re okay, either way? Success cannot be found until you embrace the Toddler Success Strategy of Independence.
3)FAITH – How much faith do you hold for the mysteries of life? Is your imagination free to believe in things not seen, the unproven and unprovable? Without the three-year-old’s First Adolescence Success Strategy of Faith, success with your Big Dreams and life mission are impossible.
4)NEGOTIATION – How are your negotiation skills for getting what you want in life? Can you ask, make your case, and also hear what others want, for a win-win solution? Unless you have the Pre-K Success Strategy of Negotiation, you may only rarely succeed in getting what you truly want.
5)VISION – Can you create a vision, a goal, and also an effective plan to get there? Do you know where you are going when you start out? Is the hoped-for endpoint achieved, at least most of the time? If you have not honed the Kindergarten Success Strategy of Vision, you may be one of those who wanders and IS lost.
6)COMPROMISE – Do you have the strength to compromise with others, giving up some of what you want for the greater good of a relationship or community? Do your relationships reflect understanding of humans’ complex needs and desires? Successfully playing in all the adult sandboxes is simply not possible without the First Grade Success Strategy of Compromise.
7)ACCEPTANCE – Is the peace of acceptance woven throughout your life? Can you take the bad with the good, the losses with the gifts, acknowledge the injustice and the favor? Without the Second Grade Success Strategy of Acceptance, the tough stuff in life can knock you down and leave you down, completely out of the running for success as you see it.