Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt
We can use the 5 Step Formula to Success to create a life we want.
Step 1- Know what you don’t want.
Most of us go through life complaining about all the things that we don’t want. Well the good news is that we can use exactly this to craft our life of success. However, just complaining is not going to get us anywhere. Here is what you need to do in Step 1-
1. Success Journal- Take any book or diary and decorate it beautifully. You can stick pictures of beautiful things or inspiring things on top. Write in Big Bold Letters- MY SUCCESS JOURNAL. Make this a thing of beauty. Something which will make you happy to keep looking at over and over.
2. Sections– Divide this journal into 5 sections. One section for each step of the Success Formula.
3. Section 1– This is the section we will be using in this part of the process. Label it as My I don’t Want List.
4. My I don’t Want List– Start writing a list of I don’t wants here. Set aside a time of at least 10 min to complete this list. Use a timer if it helps. Look at your life and all the things that bother you go on your list. Aim to writing at least a 100 things in these 10 min. Don’t worry about the grammar or punctuation, just list it down if something about it is bothering you. It is really easy to do this step because we do it all the time mentally. The only difference is that we are putting it down on paper.
Congratulations on finishing this step! Beginning is truly the first step. Watch this spot for the remaining steps in the Success Formula.