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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Keys to Success

I'm off on a week long vacation (much needed) to Lake of the Ozarks, where I will be joined by my wife, kids and wife's brother and his wife. I promise pics this time. The camera is already packed. Until then, here's a pretty meaty post compared to some of mine for you to look over.
If you have the time, help me out by thinking about it and posting your critiques of it. I'm seriously looking for feedback. - See you in a week!

As I mentioned earlier, I am going to begin posting portions of what I hope turns into a book on success someday. If not, at least I will grow along the way.

The keys to success as taught to me by my father are 1: practice and 2: determination.
These keys unlock doors you encounter along your journey to accomplish success.
However, these keys are influenced by laws. In otherwords, practice and determination answer to outside forces just like the apple striking Newton's head had every potential within it to become an apple pie, but first it was held by the law of gravity. My "book" will discuss these laws. The laws of success.

The first thing I want to know when I read a book is what's in it, so here's my table of contents. This probably won't be the final order by the time it reaches it's third printing and has been on the Best Seller's list for 28 weeks straight. ;)

  1. Law of Continual Advancement - There's always a better way to do what your doing. You must find that way.
  2. Law of Popularity - Word of mouth sells.
  3. Law of Right Knowledge - It's not always what you know, it's often who you know. You have to know the right thing at the right time.
  4. Law of Philanthropy - You must care for other people and other causes.
  5. Law of Ownership - You have to believe in what you are trying to succeed at.
  6. Law of the Island - You can't do everything alone.
  7. Law of Averages - You have to take calculated risks.
  8. Law of Increased Knowledge - Education is never wasted. You have to learn all you can all the time.
  9. Law of Restriction - Restriction of fear frees success.
  10. Law of the Library - You have to do your homework.
  11. Law of the Look - Be happy where you are, but never be satisfied with where you are. Instead focus on where you could be.
  12. Law of Efficiency - Waste not, want not.
  13. Law of Originality - Don't think like the majority, the majority isn't successful.
  14. Law of Security - Don't be afraid to admit you've failed.
  15. Law of Carpe Diem - Take the opportunity, any opportunity.
  16. Law of Familiarity - Stick to what you know (learn what you don't know)
  17. Law of Self-discipline - You have to encourage yourself.

Well there it is. I wrote these down 2 years ago, and just filed them away. You are the first to read them... ever. I had an 18th and 19th law, but as I was typing this, I decided that one doesn't effect success, and one will be redundant.