One of the questions we must answer to have greater success in business and life is this:
How can we change the errors in the formula for failure into the disciplines required in the formula for success? The answer is by making the future part of our current philosophy.
Both success and failure involve future consequences, namely inevitable rewards or unavoidable regrets resulting from past activities.
So what do we need to do daily to be on the path to success? We must develop the discipline to look down the road every day.
Why are new disciplines so important?
They cause us to amend our thinking to keep us on track to creating the successful future we desire. Also, disciplines tend to multiply. We start with one new successful discipline and we build momentum and self-confidence to develop others.
Success is about paying attention to what we are doing each day to move us to the future we desire. Failure, on the other hand, is largely a function of neglect. And, not doing the things we know we should leads to guilt and an erosion of self-confidence.
When our self-confidence diminishes, so does our activity.
We must stay focused on our vision of a successful future. The journey toward the good life begins with a serious commitment to changing any aspect of our current philosophy that has the capacity to come between us and our dreams.
Keep developing new disciplines. Each new positive activity weakens the grip of failure and steers us even closer to our destination of choice, our success.