It was probably 10 years ago, when I had a short meeting at the office of a successful man who was a friend of my father-in-law.
As I was meeting with him I saw a book on his bookshelf called The Success System that Never Fails.
I had heard of the book, and it’s intriguing title, so I mentioned it to the man I was meeting with.
He told me it was a great book and that he really enjoyed it.
When our meeting ended he didn’t something surprising.
He turned toward his bookshelf and grabbed the book and handed it to me. He said, “Here you go. It’s yours.”
I thanked him and took the book. When I got it home I anxiously opened it up, to see what this so-called “system” that never fails was.
And guess what I discovered? Here’s his first step…
Stone says that the first step of the success system that never fails is something he calls Inspiration To Action.
The First Step to Success
Did you get that? The first step to success in any arena is this…
You need to be inspired to actually DO something!
Many people do NOT succeed or accomplish much, because they never do anything!
They never take risks.
They never try something new.
They just sit and wait… and wait.
What Will It Take for You to Take Action?
My question for you today is this…
What will it take to finally inspire you to action?
I’m not giving you an answer. You need to find this out yourself! 🙂
By the way, if you don’t know who W. Clement Stone is, he started an insurance company with less than $100 and built it into a multi-million dollar organization. He was also the co-author (with Napolean Hill) of “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.”
I am a reader. I am always reading multiple non-fiction books in many different arenas.
But I know that many people aren’t readers. In fact, you hate reading.
That means you’ll never read his book and find out what else he says. So I have a special treat for you.
You can LISTEN to the audio of The Success System that Never Fails as told by W. Clement Stone himself. The first part of the book is below.
In this video, W.Clement Stone explains his Success System that Never Fails in his own words…
“W.C. Stone The Success System that Never Fails” Pt. 1
If you want a link to listen to the whole book in one place, then you can listen to it below…
W. Clement Stone – The Success System That Never Fails (The Whole Book)
DISCLAIMER: The Dangerous Part of Setting Goals
Many people who succeed and achieve a lot in life live their lives on purpose, with purpose.
But there’s a dark side that isn’t usually mentioned.
You CAN become and do almost anything you set your mind to!
- That means you can achieve goals that will actually destroy you one day.
- You can set goals that will fill your life with things but still leave you feeling empty.
- You can accomplish things that can end up hurting others.
Let me say it this way…
You can become wealthy, powerful, famous, (fill-in-the-blank)… and STILL fail in life!
Don’t misunderstand me.
I’m NOT telling you not to set goals. Please DO!
Please don’t just wait for things to happen.
Go for things you’re afraid you’ll fail at. Aim high!
But don’t be deceived into thinking “If I succeed at all my goals, or what people say my goals should be, then I will have lived a successful life.”
That’s not true.
Let me tell you, what most people won’t.
It doesn’t just matter that you set goals this year. It matters WHAT goals you set.
You must be discerning and discriminating in your goal setting.
Choose them carefully and wisely.
Because you just might accomplish them.
And you might end up scoring the wrong touchdown.