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Do You Have a Success Formula?

Everyone, especially now days, is looking for a success formula. And not only are they looking for a success formula, they are looking for a quick one! I don't like to burst people's bubbles… But, I'm going to burst this one. There are no quick formulas that WORK!

However, there is a general five-step success formula that works pretty well… IF you apply and work it.

So here is the 5 steps:

1. Clearly Identify your ultimate goal. 

2. Construct a game plan for reaching that goal.

3. Use this plan to set up short-term goals that lead towards your ultimate goal. They should be bite-sized , feasible, and if possible, measurable.

4. Attack each of your short-term goals in order, one at a time, by focusing all your energies on it. Once it is accomplished, move on to attack your next short-term goal.

5. Monitor your overall process toward your ultimate goal as more information becomes available. Consider whether or not you need to modify your game plan. If you modify the plan, change your short-term goals accordingly. Short-term goals are key for your success formula. And meeting these short-term goals is crucial to meeting your long-term goals.

(See my article on ("Seven Steps to Achieving Goals"). Long-term goals supply overall direction and motivation. There is a "Golden Rule" for anyone working towards a goal. And it's this: Always ask this question before you take any action towards a goal…

"Will this help me get get what I choose? If the answer is NO, then don't do it!

To your success,


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  • Roland Leveille December 16, 2010, 4:50 pm

    I really like this post because I was thinking about this today actually. I’ve been working on a project and it’s a new arena for me. These 5 steps are really going to help me focus.

    Thanks for tips.


  • Lidia December 16, 2010, 9:11 pm

    There is no system that will do it for you. Business is no different from anything else you’ve accomplished in your life! Don’t make it complicated. This is a small business it’s about the people. So make a plan and follow it to the end.

  • The GREAT Edward December 27, 2010, 9:36 pm

    Hey Carol,

    Thanks for sharing this with us all.
    Nothing that is truly work doing can be done quickly. I agree, there is no short cut to success. Just get your plan together and get to work on it. Success is there for anyone who wants it.

    Make it a great day!
    God Bless,
    The GREAT Edward!

  • Linda and Paul January 7, 2011, 11:06 am

    consistency and follow through is always up there.

    Thank you for your 5 steps to remind us all what we need to focus on.

    Hope all is going well with you. You are in our thoughts.

    This is going to be an exciting year and we look forward to watching everyone grow and expand. If you ever need anything please let us know.

    Thank you for your words of wisdom.

    Linda and Paul

    • Carol Wickett January 12, 2011, 8:54 am

      Thanks Paul and Linda for keeping me in your thoughts and offering your help. I really appreciate you!

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