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InspirEmail No 221 - November 28th, 2011 - Seven Steps to Success
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Seven Steps to Success

Discipline yourself to do what you know you need to do to be the very best in your field. Perhaps the best definition of self discipline is this . . . 'Self discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.'

It is easy to do something when you feel like it. It's when you don't feel like it and you force yourself to do it anyway that you move your life and career onto the fast track.

What decisions do you need to make today in order to start moving toward the top of your field? Whatever it is, either to get in or get out, make a decision today and then get started. This single act alone can change the whole direction of your life.

There is a powerful seven step formula that you can use to set and achieve your goals for the rest of your life. Every single successful person uses this formula or some variation of this formula to achieve vastly more than the average person. And so can you. Here it is:

1. Decide What You Want

Step number one, decide exactly what it is you want in each part of your life. Become a 'meaningful specific' rather than a 'wandering generality.'

2. Write it Down

Second, write it down, clearly and in detail. Always think on paper. A goal that is not in writing is not a goal at all. It is merely a wish and it has no energy behind it.

3. Set a Deadline

Third, set a deadline for your goal. A deadline acts as a 'forcing system' in your subconscious mind. It motivates you to do the things necessary to make your goal come true. If it is a big enough goal, set sub-deadlines as well. Don't leave this to chance.

4. Make a List

Fourth, make a list of everything that you can think of that you are going to have to do to achieve your goal. When you think of new tasks and activities, write them on your list until your list is complete.

5. Organize Your List

Fifth, organize your list into a plan. Decide what you will have to do first and what you will have to do second. Decide what is more important and what is less important. And then write out your plan on paper, the same way you would develop a blueprint to build your dream house.

6.Take Action

The sixth step is for you to take action on your plan. Do something. Do anything. But get busy and get going.

7. Do Something Every Day

Do something every single day that moves you in the direction of your most important goal at the moment. Develop the discipline of doing something 365 days each year that is moving you forward. You will be absolutely astonished at how much you accomplish when you utilize this formula in your life every single day.

Action Exercises

Here are two things you can do to put these ideas into action immediately. First, decide exactly what you want, write it down with a deadline, make a plan and take action - on at least one goal - today!

Second, determine the price you will have to pay to achieve this goal and then get busy paying that price - whatever it is.

Written by Brian Tracy

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It couldn't be done

Somebody said that it couldn't be done, but he with a chuckle replied that 'maybe it couldn't,' but he would be one who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.

So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin on his face.

If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn't be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed . . . 'Oh, you'll never do that; at least no one ever has done it' . . . but he took off his coat and he took off his hat, and the first thing we knew he'd begun it.

With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, without any doubting or quiddit, he started to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, there are thousands to prophesy failure; there are thousands to point out to you, one by one, the dangers that wait to assail you.

But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, just take off your coat and go to it; just start to sing as you tackle the thing that 'cannot be done,' and you'll do it.

Written by Edgar Albert Guest

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Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success
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