1. Know your Why.
2. Imagine what that Why looks like in Action.
3. Take that Action.
The evidence is overwhelming that you cannot begin to achieve your best unless you set some aim in life.
– Henry J. Kaiser
The Right Picture of Success
So how do you get started on the success journey? What does it take to be a success? Two things are required: the right picture of success and the right principles for getting there.
The picture of success isn’t the same for any two people because we’re all created differently as unique individuals. But the process is the same for everyone. It’s based on principles that do not change. After more than twenty-five years of knowing successful people and studying the subject, I have developed the following definition of success:
Success is …
knowing your purpose in life,
growing to reach your maximum potential, and
sowing seeds that benefit others.
– John C. Maxwell
You will never exhaust your capacity to grow toward your potential or run out of opportunities to help others.
Brain and Behaviour
The old nature-versus-nurture dichtomy made have made sense thirty years ago before we learned how profoundly experience shapes the brain. Today, though, we see the influences as more circular: Genes influence behaviour, and behaviour, in turn, can influence how the genes function and how the child grows and develops.
– Magic Trees of the Mind (Dr. Marian Diamond, Janet Hopson)