Here they are. There is only four. Stripped down and bare.
Only post for the day: (this will be over the head of most but those who need it will get and absorb it)
The KEYS TO SUCCESS: WORK BACKWARDS.
1. Spend the time, effort and energy to CLEARLY define the goal. The end. Not the first step. Not how. Not even the what you want….Define YOUR WHY!!!!!!(“I want to quit my job” or “i want to help people” won’t cut it)
2. Audibly articulate the goal daily at the same time…everyday, in the simplest terms availiable. (this develops your elevator speech, pitch and vision of opportunity)
3. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable and failure. Make it a habit. Failure is simply eliminating one by one the ways it WON’T work. And since “the HOW” is and should always be the least of your concerns, failure should always be seen as the process of progress. Not a stop sign.
4.DO SOMETHING! GET STARTED! Even if it’s wrong, you can eliminate that method and move to another. Not enough cash to start? Do it for free. People who work a job for a living find excuses why they cant. People who run businesses for a living find ways they can deliver.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.”
– Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Adress, 2005
US computer engineer & industrialist (1955 – 2011)