Seven Steps To Success

Much has been written on recipes for success.  Geoffrey James of Inc. recently summarized in The 99% Success Formula, the seven steps that all formulas consist of. These include:

  1. Know where you’re starting from. (A). – To get off to a good start, you need to understand yourself, available resources, and the realities of your situation.
  2. Know where you want to be (B). -You need to have a specific destination in mind. Goal-setting is crucial in this endeavor.  The more specific the goals, the better and easier it will be.
  3. Build a plan to get from A to B. – Planning is essential, so don’t undercut this step. However, keep in mind that you must also be flexible and adaptable to changes that are likely to occur in the process.
  4. Take massive action based on that plan. – The biggest problem faced usually is not taking enough action.  If you only take a few steps,  you will not be able to determine if your plan will work or not.  Instead, do about 10 things as opposed to the typical one or two.

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