Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Success Indicator

Napolean Hill called it the power of habit force. My swimming coach when I was a teenager simply used it to keep track of how far team members swam. Benjamin Franklin used one.  So did W Clement Stone and Jerry Seinfeld.

All you have to do is make a grid. Each row contains an important action item, that you must do regularly if you want to accomplish your goal. Each column contains a date. On a regular basis, check the box corresponding with the action you took, and the date. With time, you will clearly be able to tell whether you will succeed, or fail.

If your grid is full, you will succeed at that objective. The full grid is your "success indicator." If your grid is empty, it becomes a "failure indicator," and you will fail at that particular objective.

By using this grid, you develop habits, and over time, your habits will determine your major results in life.