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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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