The Formula for Success

Goals+Knowledge+Drive=Success

This is the simplest formula for success and it doesn’t get any simpler than this! If you want to learn how to succeed this is your how-to guide on a step by step basis. Before we proceed please understand that simply does not mean easy, but when following these steps anyone can succeed in any goal they set.

Goals

“Direction is more important than speed. Many people are going nowhere fast.” Shiv Khera

Shiv Khera, the famous Indian activist, has it all right! The direction is the most important factor in the equation, without it trying to go forward without knowing where you’re going just leads you nowhere fast.

so the first step is to ask yourself what you want and figure out where you want to be in the future.

  • do you want to travel?
  • do you want to learn a new language?
  • do you want to be rich?
  • do you want to learn how to swim?

By figuring out your goals we can not only tell the future, but begin to create it. We can control what most people think they can’t by choosing which direction to go in now remembering this goal when other things are happening is just as important, but more on that later. putting a time frame on a goal is done pretty often, but I don’t recommend if you don’t consider yourself advanced enough in your drive/willpower to achieve it (read the drive subheading)

Knowledge

Knowledge is a pretty broad term so we can break it down a little bit. knowledge simply means to know things, and trying to figure out how to write your goals can be a pretty daunting task.

Break it down step by step for each goal you want to reach. I.e. if one wants to reach the goal of learning a new language.

step 1. figure out what language you want to learn?

step 2. where can you learn that language? (is there a school that teaches it near you? is there an app to learn it from? or can you simply travel there and start to learn it firsthand?)

step 3. actually attempt to learn the basics.

step 4. find a way to improve/practice the new language.

as you see breaking the goal down to a step by step basis to figure out how to reach it will grant you success. This isn’t necessarily the hardest part, but it can be easy to choose the a less efficient path so be sure to do some research to figure out which direction is the best to reach the goal.

Drive

Drive is a synonym for willpower. Willpower at its core is the control to do something and even more specifically to control impulses especially in hard times. This is by far the hardest part in the formula to success those who can master their willpower will be breeding success left and right. Drive also refers to other characteristics such as perseverance and insightfulness these can be improved in different ways, but more on that later.

Drive is reminding yourself everyday that you have to reach that goal and stopping yourself from getting distracted. earlier this year I had told myself I needed to reach the $1000 mark in my emergency fund, but it was difficult to resist eating out with friends or going white water rafting and depositing that extra money I saved into an emergency fund for later use. This drive is incredibly difficult to muster up especially in times of uncertainty so learning to control it can be very demanding yet very rewarding.

I will be making a separate post on how to improve willpower and control impulses you might feel while reaching any specific goals as it will be a long post so be sure to look out for it!

— success can be easily found if following these simple steps its not as difficult as one might think to reach it. It just requires knowing the direction you want to go and the willingness to head towards it. Thanks for reading! let me know what you think of my first post in the comments!

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