10 Steps to Success
1. Be Decisive
Success is a choice. You must decide what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve
it. No one else can, will, or should do that for you.
2. Stay Focused
A close relative to being decisive, but your ability to sustain your focus from beginning to end
determines the timing and condition of your outcomes.
3. Welcome Failure
The fundamental question is not whether you should accept failure. You have no choice but to
expect it as a temporary condition on the path way of progress. Rather, the question is how to
anticipate failure and redirect resources to grow from the experience.
4. Write Goals
Your mind while blessed with permanent memory is cursed with lousy recall. People forget things.
Avoid the temptation of being cute; Write down your goals.
5. Plan Thoroughly
Planning saves 10 to 1 in execution. Proper planning prevents poor performance.
6. Involve Others
Nobody goes through life alone. Establish your own "Personal Board of Directors", people whose
wisdom, knowledge and character you respect to help you achieve your goals.
7. Take Purposeful Action
Success is not a spectator sport - achievement demands action. You cannot expect to arrive at
success without having made the trip.
8. Reward Yourself
Rewards work! Think of what you will give yourself as a result of your hard work, focus and
persistence - you deserve it!
9. Inspect What You Expect
The Shelf life of all plans is limited. No plan holds up against opposition. Everything changes.
Therefore inspect frequently and closely, it's an insurance policy on your success.
10. Maintain Personal Integrity
Maintain your commitment to your commitment. Set your goals, promise yourself that you will
achieve them. Eliminate wiggle room and excuses. That's personal integrity!