Like Baking a Cake... Here is your Formula for Success!

by Edward M. Brancheau - Date: 2007-03-01 - Word Count: 841 Share This!

Just like baking a cake, there is a recipe for success and it really is no more difficult than baking cake. All it takes are some very simple tiny steps.

1. Declare a possibility for yourself like: "I am the possibility of being outrageous and loving."

2. Feel that possibility at the core of your being and visualize what you will be doing or what you will have in the next three years. Standing in the future as if it has already happened is the best way to create the next three years of your life.

3. Every quarter (three months), review your 3-year vision and create goals based on it for that quarter. When you create your goals every three months, remember to see yourself standing in the future looking back on what you have accomplished over the last three years.

You'll notice that we always say that you should "stand in the future as if it has already happened." The reason why is that fantasy and reality are interpreted the same way by your subconscious. This is the same reason that when you watch a scary movie that you get scared. Similarly, if you lifted weights every single day for three years, would the weight that you are lifting today seem as heavy? This is a key ingredient to your recipe for success.

4. Create a recipe for success workbook, your Unleash Lifelog, to prioritize your actions each week. One of the biggest and most frequently made mistakes is not writing things down. A good memory is a wonderful trait but writing your goals down makes them much more likely to happen because they are now real with a physical form. The funny thing is that many people experience success after writing something, never reviewing it again only to find it years later to realize that they accomplished everything on the list!

Basically, what we really want you to understand is that what you say creates your life. For example, after Sputnik was launched, President Kennedy asked NASA how many years it would take to put a man on the moon. He was told that it would be at least 40 to 50 years. Not long after being told that, he stood in front of a crowd at Baylor University and said, "By the end of this decade, we will have put a man on the moon...not because it is easy but because it is hard."

Even though the most optimistic experts said it would take at least 20 years longer, Kennedy stood in the future and made it happen. The flipside of this story is that had Kennedy not made that declaration, the experts' beliefs would have prevailed and set back the space program by at least 20 years.

This structure is the greatest key to success. Why? Because it grants you the capability to create goals, intentions and possibilities while, at the same time, keeping you on track.

It's that simple!It's that easy! Now, you have your goals for the next three months set in addition to your three year goals. But how to you guarantee that you accomplish those goals? Just complete your goals in your weekly Unleash Lifelog! It's like the old saying, "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!"

To further guarantee your success and even go well beyond your goals, revisiting your current goals and three year goals will propel you even farther ahead.

Revisit your quarterly goals like this:

Grab your Quarterly Goals Folder and review your Target and Minimum Intentions. Think about each one.

If it's done, put a check mark beside it and congratulate yourself.

If you are absolutely, positively, 100% sure you will complete it by the end of the quarter, write "OK" beside it.

Now here's a tricky part. If there is a 90%+ chance that you will not finish it or you are just not committed to completing because it doesn't mean anything to you, then do yourself a favor and either revise it so that you can absolutely complete it by the end of the quarter or delete it entirely (or put a big "X" through it.)

Many people view this as quitting or cheating but it is really not. It's just being honest with yourself when you acknowledge that you did not fulfill upon your goal! So, why pull your hair out? Don't stress out over something that is impossible to accomplish. Simply recreate your goals so that you can accomplish them.

Remember: there is no penalty for setting modest goals and overachieving. You won't feel bad about that! However, if you set a high goal and don't achieve, you'll probably feel like a failure right? Ponder this example: say that your original goal was to lose 20 pounds in 60 days but after 30 days you only lost 5 pounds. How would you feel if you didn't recommit to a goal that is more realistic? Probably pretty miserable right? And guess what, since we don't like to do things that make us feel miserable, you'd probably fail anyway! Recommitting is not failing or cheating... it's just smart!

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