Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Three Part Formula to Success

"Three short rules that can help you become as great as you want to be."

In 1935, Will Rogers shared the profound rules to 1) know what you are doing, 2) love what you are doing, and 3) believe in what you are doing.

1. Know what you are doing.

Always appreciate and treasure the value of continuing education. Continually be in the pursuit of knowledge, understanding and wisdom. There is no force in the world that has a greater impact than the statement of a knowledgeable person fortified by confidence and experience. If you are going to be successful you must first know what you are doing.

2. Love what you are doing.

What are you working for? Hopefully, it's for the love of what you are doing. When you love what you are doing you naturally become an optimist. Don't you prefer to be around an optimist more than a pessimist? Commit to looking for the brighter side of things and love what you are doing.

3. Believe in what you are doing.

People are persuaded more by the depth of your conviction than by the height of your logic - more by your own enthusiasm than any proof you can offer. Persuasion is not converting people to your way of thinking, it is converting people to your way of feeling about things. People make decisions emotionally and justify them with logic.

Do you know what you are doing? Do you love what you are doing? Do you believe in what you are doing? If you can answer "yes" to those 3 questions you are truly a success.


Post inspired by the Ultimate Success Program and Og Mandino's University of Success.


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