The RAD method
RAD Method – What is it?
The RAD in RAD method stands for Real, Adventurous, Daring and are the three key factors to successfully pursue your professionals goals and challenges by:
- Knowing what you want
- Creating your professional purpose
- Creating a way to get there
- Gaining self-confidence
- Overcoming fear
- Embracing change and uncertainty
- Turning challenges into opportunities
- Becoming persistent and resilient
REAL - Believe in yourself and your abilities
Be yourself. Accept and appreciate yourself. It starts within YOU to set the right goals and have the passion to pursue it. Especially in nowadays world of perfectionism we often chase an unreachable image and forget who we actually are. But living authentically is the foundation to self-belief – an absolute necessity to achieve our goals!
The importance of REAL
Developing a passion
Creating meaningful goals
Being persistent and resilient
ADVENTUROUS – Create YOUR path
This key factor is not called “your perfect success path” because it doesn`t exist.
Every journey to reach our goal should be considered as an adventure for two reasons. First, when we go for an adventure, we enjoy it.
It is important to enjoy the journey, because it means that we feel aligned with it. When we feel aligned, hiccups will not throw us off our game. We don’t easily give up on something that we enjoy. Enjoying the journey is also important because we are using our precious time to reach it. Think of those who are making themselves suffer so much and long, only to be able to retire rich! Yes, the end goal is desirable but you were just losing 20 or more years of your precious life. And if the suffering caused health issues, mental disorders and social disengagements, your goal of being rich is accompanied with serious health issues, loneliness and depression. Is it that worth it?
Second, every adventure is imperfect because it has unpredictable experiences along the way and some of them are challenges that we must overcome. If we embrace the fact that not everything runs always perfect, we will not be thrown off by “hiccups”. It is part of it!
The Importance of Adventurous:
Commitment to the path to reach the goal
More persistent, consistent and resistant
Enjoyment of pursuing the goal
Being able to turn challenges into opportunities
DARING – Overcome mental barriers
Unless we take that daring step of going for it, our goals will always stay dreams. To overcome fear of failure and the unknown we have to stay away from the mindset of just entering a black magic box and hoping for the best that we will exit it and reach our goal which we call success. Instead, we should consider every step towards our goal as success because we gain connections, experiences, expertise, opportunities and knowledge along the way. Even if we do not reach our pre-defined goal for some reason, we have created so many successes along the way that it was worth the journey! And at the end of the day – that is what life is all about!
The Importance of Daring:
Redefining success and failure
Being able to take risks
Embracing change and uncertainty