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
Thou Shall 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.
Thou Shall 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.
Thou Shall Write Down Thy Goals
Your mind while blessed
with permanent memory is cursed with lousy recall. People
forget things. Avoid the temptation of being cute; Write down
Thou Shall Plan Thoroughly
Planning saves 10 to
1 in execution. Proper planning prevents poor performance.
Thou Shall 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.
Thou Shall Take Purposeful Action
Success is not a spectator
sport - achievement demands action. You cannot expect to arrive
at success without having made the trip.
Thou Shall Reward Thyself
Rewards work! Think of
what you will give yourself as a result of your hard work,
focus and persistence - you deserve it!
Thou Shall Inspect What Thy
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.
Thou Shall Maintain Personal
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!