1. BE DECISIVE
Success is a choice. You must decide what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it. No one else can,will,or should do that for you.
2. STAY FOCUSED
A close relative to being decisive, but your ability to sustain you focus from beginning to end determines the timing and condition of your outcomes.
3. WELCOME FAILURE
The fundamental question is not whether you should accept failure. You have no choice but to except it as a temporary condition on the path way of progress. Rather, the question is how to anticipate failure and redirect resources to grow from the experience.
4. WRITE DOWN GOALS
Your mind while blessed with permanent memory is cursed with lousy recall. People forget things. Avoid temptation of being cute. Write down you goals.
5. PLAN THROUGHLY
Planning saves 10 to 1 execution. Proper planning prevents poor performance.
6. INVOLVE OTHERS
Nobody goes through life alone. Establish your own "Personal Board of Directors", people whose wisdom, knowledge, and character you respect to help you achieve your
7. TAKE PURPOSEFUL ACTION
Success is not a spectator sport-achievement demands action. You cannot expect to arrive at success without having made the trip.
8. REWARD YOURSELF
Rewards work! Think of what you will give yourself as a result of you hard work, focus and persistence - you deserve it!
9. INSPECT WHAT YOU EXPECT
The shelf life of all plans is limited. No plans holds up against opposition. Everything changes. Therefore inspect frequently and closely, it's an insurance policy of your success.
10. MAINTAIN PERSONAL INTEGRITY
Maintain your commitment to your commitment. Set your goals; promise yourself that you will achieve them. Eliminate wiggle room and excuses.
"Your power to choose the direction of your life allows you to reinvent yourself, to change you future, and to powerfully influence the rest of creation."
~ Stephen R. Covey