When was the last mistake you made? Was it a whopper? Or a teeny little misstep? Did it change the course of your life, or was it just a glass of spilled milk?
Whatever it was, that mistake holds the inside secret to your success in life!
Most of us tend to avoid mistakes, preferring to tread a well-worn path through life that is comfortable, predictable, and safe. I get it. No one likes to screw up. But what if, rather than something to avoid like the plague…
...your mistakes lead you to crazy good success?
Bill Harris, in his 6-Step Foolproof Formula for Success below, shares how the next action you take, whether it’s lame, uninspired, or just plain wrong, can pave the wave to magnificent success.
Spoiler Alert: Stay focused on what you want and just keep taking action.
If you’re feeling discouraged or confused or in need of encouragement, please read the essay below. As Bill says, “You can create anything you want in life.”
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6-Step Foolproof Formula for Success
by Bill Harris, Founder
Centerpointe Research Institute
I want to share a very simple formula with you for getting whatever you want in life. This is so simple it seems trivial when you first hear it, but few people follow it, and if you do follow it, you can create anything you want in life. There are six steps to this formula:
Step One: Know Where You Are
This means you evaluate your circumstances honestly and become clear about exactly where you are. It also means you don’t beat yourself up for where you are or feel victimized if you don’t like where you are. You know where you are.
If you want to get to China, you can’t start traveling until you know where you are. If you don’t know where you are, how will you know what direction to go?
Step 2: Know Where You Want to Be
This is a big one. You have to know where you want to go, or what you want to achieve, before you can set out to go there or get it. If you say, “I want to go somewhere,” you wouldn’t have enough information to know what to do, what action to take, would you? If you said, “I want to go East,” that would be a little better since you’d at least know what direction to go, but how would you know when you got there?
The more specific you are, the more you’ll know what to do, how to start, and how to know when you get there. We’ll talk a lot more in a later in this lesson about how to know what you want, and how to clarify it to make it very specific.
This is a huge stumbling block for many people. How do you know what action to take? You see someone who is already successful, and you say to them, “Sure, it’s easy for you. You know what to do.”
Here’s a big secret, and I don’t want you ever to forget it. Are you ready? Listen very closely, because this is a big secret and very few people know it. Here it is:
The successful person doesn’t know what to do any more than you do unless he or she is doing something for the second time.
Almost no one knows what to do when they do something for the first time. You really have no idea what to do because that’s the way it is for almost everyone, including those people you think have it all together.
So, in such a case, when you don’t know what to do, do something—anything. I don’t care what it is. Take your best guess, but DO SOMETHING.
If you focus on what you want or where you want to go and take the best action you can think of, even if it’s pathetic, what to do next will appear—if you’re paying attention.
So the big secret is that successful people almost always do NOT know how to get to where they want to go when they start. It might look like they do because they’re so focused and so willing to take action, but I assure you, they don’t.
They take the first step, and then they look around for more information to tell them what the second step might be.
Step 4: Evaluate the Results of the Action
You could call this The Dr. Phil Step, where you say, “How’s that workin’ for you?” You take some action, no matter how pathetic it might be, and then you check and see what happened. If you made some progress, you might want to do some more of the same action.
If not, you ask yourself what other action you might take. If you made some progress but not a lot, you might ask yourself how to improve the action you took to make it work better. Whatever you do, you will learn something. Take enough action, and you will become very wise.
Step 5: Refine the Action
Based on the evaluation you just made; refine your action. Your refined action might be just as pathetic as the first action, or it might be better. It doesn’t matter. After you take stock of your first action and take your best shot at refining and improving it, take action again.
This idea of taking action is the key. Don’t just stand there, do something, no matter what it is.
Obviously, the better the action, the faster you’ll get the result, but I’ll let you in on something that people who wait and wait and wait to act don’t realize: You learn a thousand times more from a bad action than you do from waiting until you think you have everything figured out.
When you act, you find out what works and what doesn’t work. Before you act, you’re just guessing.
Step 6: Keep Repeating Steps 3, 4 & 5
Continue acting, evaluating the results, and refining your action until you get to where you want to go.
If you follow these six steps, you can have anything you want in life, and along the way, you’ll become a very wise individual.
One thing implied in these six steps is that it’s okay if your actions aren’t exactly right all the time. They might be very wrong, over and over, and for a long time.
When Thomas Edison was inventing the light bulb, he tried 10,000 different substances for the filament, and none of them worked. After he’d tried about 500 of them, an interviewer asked him if he was discouraged.
He said, no, not a bit. He was thrilled to find out five hundred things that didn’t work because he knew he was just that much closer to finding out what would work. And, of course, he did.
Know where you are, know where you want to be, take action, evaluate your action, repeat. Stay focused on what you want, NOT on the obstacles, and just keep going.
By following this simple formula, you can achieve anything you want in life.
Let me wrap up this up with another secret: Mistakes are the reason successful people are so successful. Successful people make a lot of mistakes––many more mistakes than unsuccessful people make.
I’ve made more mistakes than I can count, and that’s a good thing. There is information, wisdom, benefit, in every bit of feedback you get.
It’s my mistakes that have made me successful.
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