We do not get to the top with one leap, to the finish line with one stride, to the end of the story with one word – all of life’s episodes and life itself is a journey.
To create a successful life we must design and enact successful episodes. These episodes are intertwined; for, living is a complex and often complicated thing. However, we need to identify each thread in the warp and woof of the fabric of our lives and ensure the finest quality thread is used. Additionally, we must weave it into the fabric by design. Life is not best lived by accident.
"You cannot change the world, but you can present the world with one improved person – yourself"
Designing life is the effort to design success. Designing life is designing the journey. Success is the journey and its destination. Life then is a series of successes, episodes, threads.
Elucidating the elements in the success process and setting them forth in the sequence that leads to the desired destination is the most important activity in life.
The success process consistently applied in shaping each exposure or thread in one’s life is the art and science of living successfully. If this process is consistently applied, the book will be written, the race will be won, the fine dish created, the software designed, the target set reached, the medal won, the friendship enjoyed, the job well done, the marriage a blast, the parenting a dream, the hobby a thrill, the conversation convivial, the prayer a pact between heaven and earth with nothing held back, each painting a masterpiece, every score a slam – all successes are similar, the process is one.
So, what are the elements of this process? Well, let me delay you momentarily by reminding you why learning and applying the elements of this process is so important. As Jim Rohn puts it: Where will your goals take you?
“One of the amazing things we have been given as humans is the unquenchable desire to have dreams of a better life, and the ability to establish goals to live out those dreams.”
Furthermore, we should write down our plans. As Mark Victor Hanson puts it “By recording your goals and dreams on paper – you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be.”
Remember, as one writer puts it “You cannot change the world, but you can present the world with one improved person – yourself. You can work on yourself to make yourself into the kind of person you admire or respect. You can become a role model and set a standard for others. You can control and discipline yourself to resist acting or speaking in a negative way toward anyone for any reason. You can insist upon always doing things the loving way rather than the hurtful way. By doing these things each day, you can continue on your journey toward becoming an exceptional human being.”
So, to reach your goals, to achieve your dreams, do follow these steps on the road to success.
The Success Process
1. Have clear vision of your goal(s) (what do you want to achieve?).
2. Learn what has been attempted and achieved before.
3. Study the nature of the outcomes, vis-à-vis the means
4. Determine innovations needed to reach the goals.
5. Come to know the ‘thoughts’ and mindset that shaped past performances.
6. Identify the means used to get to those thoughts and their results.
7. Manage time and action in pursuit of your dreams.
8. Detail the steps/items to be done (and ramp up quality).
9. Store solutions prior to time of application.
10. Outline the future (graph it) to be achieved based on the prepared stock of solutions.
11. Stay committed to the above process.
Do enjoy the process: make the most of each moment.