40 Secrets to Success
By Lorrin L. Lee, PhD
1. PRIORITIZE your life.
Determine what's most important to you in life. Put them down on paper
and in your heart.
2. Write down your DREAMS.
Then, turn them into goals. Next, turn your goals into tasks. Then, turn
your tasks into steps.
3. Then...BEGIN on your tasks: Now!
Set completion dates. Make it happen!
4. Read about SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE.
To help you determine an ideal life for yourself.
5. Consult ACHIEVERS.
Show your goals and plan of action to someone who has achieved them and
ask for advice. Why reinvent the wheel?
6. Never settle for less than the BEST.
Do not compromise on those things that are most important to you. You
get what you settle for. Settle for only the best in life!
7. LEARN from other's mistakes.
It's cheaper and less painful than your own.
8. FOCUS on what you want.
Not on what you don't want or your present situation. You get what you
focus on --- so focus on what you want...every moment.
9. Make others feel IMPORTANT.
With a compliment, hug, fax, letter, email, gift and most important ---
your invaluable time.
10. HEALTH is your #1 priority!
Achieve and maintain excellent health. Only with good health can you
enjoy your wealth! While benefiting all concerned.
11. LISTEN to those around you.
Listen to the world. Listen to what your problems are telling you.
Listen to the people around you. Often the answers are given to you
in life if you're willing to listen.
12. RELAX and be at peace.
Be calm. Peaceful. So you can act appropriately and wisely under most
13. Get plenty of REST.
To recharge and energize your body and spirit.
14. Drink lots of WATER.
To cleanse and lubricate your system. This also helps to keep your skin
moist and youthful. It's a most healthful beverage.
15. TRAVEL more to experience more.
Broaden your horizons. Learn how others live. Be adventurous to enrich
16. TAKE RISKS to move ahead in life.
Especially when you have little to lose and much to gain. You'll learn
from many new experiences which will add to your life.
17. Learn something NEW daily.
This is the secret of happiness. Notice that when you are learning
something you want to learn --- how happy you are!
18. Aim for EXCELLENCE in all things.
No matter what job you are doing or what profession or business you are
in --- aim to be the best you can be. The better you get, the better you
19. CONSTANTLY IMPROVE DAILY.
A little gain is better than no gain daily. Do this in all areas of your
life. Never stop improving!
20. Use a COMPUTER.
To organize your life. Master it so you can learn faster and be more
effective in all that you do. You'll be amazed on how much it can help
you grow faster and bring out your natural talents for increased
21. Develop SPEED for productivity.
Challenge yourself to achieve faster with less effort and money. Be
22. Success is a JOURNEY.
Not a destination. Always keep this in mind. It's the gradual
progression toward your goals that's important. Enjoy the journey!
23. DON'T COMPARE yourself with others.
There will always be people who achieve more or less than you. Why
discourage or frustrate yourself? Do your best, that's good enough!
24. Build a REPUTATION of intergrity.
This is all you really have. Build it on integrity, honesty, being
reliable. Be patient, it takes time. It's well worth all the effort.
25. MAKE YOUR LIFE MEMORABLE.
Simply do things that are important and memorable to you. You are in
26. Enjoy a SIMPLER life.
Specialize in making your life a work of art. You are the artist. Life
is easier when it's simpler. Make your life a masterpiece!
27. Spread KINDNESS worldwide.
Those who display it least often --- most likely need it the most,
especially...now. Be kind --- always!
28. EXERCISE DAILY.
At least a 30 minute walk. Alone or with a good companion. Use it to
enjoy nature and to clarify your priorities and goals.
29. Eat HEALTHFULLY.
Visit natural food stores. Read books about eating healthfully. Talk to
healthy people. Learn so you can live to a glorious 100!
30. REWARD YOURSELF.
Set daily goals in the evening for the next day. Determine a reward for
yourself after you accomplish your day's goals. Make them reachable and
challenging for each day.
31. SMILE FIRST - it's contagious!
Be friendly and appropriate. Give a smile to someone new daily.
32. Think "WIN - WIN".
In all situations for all concerned. When the world thinks and acts this
way, we will have world peace. Let it begin with you!
33. READ MORE to learn more.
On subjects you enjoy. Make time for it. A top priority. You'll be
amazed how much this will benefit you and others.
34. SET A GREAT EXAMPLE for others.
Be the best you can be and inspire others to do the same.
35. Live your life to the FULLEST!
Make every second of your life count. Fill your life with joy, pleasure,
36. MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the world.
You have a lifetime to contribute to the betterment of the world because
you have lived. How will you contribute? Do it now!
37. Have more FUN - more often!
Enjoy what you are doing now, the next hour, the next day. Look at each
situation as a lesson in life. Have fun in learning from each situation,
no matter what it is!
38. FORGIVE and LOVE EVERYONE.
So, you can forgive and love yourself. Then, keep moving on with your
life without burdens.
39. CONTRIBUTE to others.
When you contribute to other people's lives...you also contribute to
40. INSPIRE YOURSELF daily!
Make your life a miracle of happiness!
I've been to West Virginia. Be happy you're on this side of the culture
warp. There was a guy there who was building an extension to his mobile
-- Dennis Miller