Your Formula For Success

I want to share with you a formula that makes achieving your Core Desires simple.

I call it, The Success Attitude Formula. And, in reality, you use this formula to reach your objectives, whether you know it or not.

This formula has been an integral part of my own achievement experience. The Success Attitude formula shows you how to unlock and open the door of opportunity.

Many people have listened to experts or read their books and have been all fired up with that can-do approach. But soon the fire goes out and they never get going, they never take the first step, or they quit too easily.

This won’t happen when you know your genuine Core Desires and apply the Success Attitude formula.


Success Attitude = (Core Desires + Direction) x Proper Action + Persistence

A Success Attitude is a frame of mind that allows you to accomplish whatever you want because you know you can create the opportunity and then make it happen.

You may not necessarily know how you will create the opportunity, you just know that you have the ability to learn whatever it takes to acquire the attributes, skills, and characteristics needed. With this foundation, you need only identify what you really want to learn about and then find a mentor to shorten your learning curve.

Remember that you are smart enough to learn whatever someone is willing to teach you.

With the skill and attitude you learn from a mentor, you can then create the opportunity and make it happen. You may surprise yourself with the things you can do. You will acquire the talent and attitudes needed thanks to your Core Desires and your Conquering Force.

When you have faith and confidence in yourself, you will do more and attempt to do more. The ancient Greeks defined faith as “action out of confidence.” The more confidence you have, the more action you will take.

Where can you get more faith and confidence? You can borrow it from someone who has plenty of it-from those who are already successful at whatever you want to learn-whether it’s skiing, swimming, marriage, or business.

When you apply what they have taught you, you will achieve the results as promised, thus greatly increasing your faith. When you exercise your faith, you will become a more confident and faith-full person.

If you’re not where you want to be in life, then take a look at your formula for success and see how it measures up to the Success Attitude Formula.


Jack M. Zufelt

How to Use Your VCR for More Than Just Playing Movies

by Jason Gracia

I know what you’re thinking, ‘How is a VCR the secret to happiness?’ You will soon realize that the machine sitting by your television can do much more for you than simply play movies.

Each of the buttons on your VCR represents an important lesson. Paying more attention to it will result in a happier and more successful life.

The first lesson is to play. Let go of your worries, stresses, and problems for now and take time to just have fun.

Don’t limit yourself to sports or games when you think of play. Broaden your view of the word to include whatever leisure time activities you enjoy. Reading a book, spending time with your kids, or going for a run are all great examples of how you can play.

There are times when you become overwhelmed with life. Too many things to do, and not enough time to do them. When you face these situations, stop.

Give your mind and your body a rest. If you learn to take a breather every now and then, you will return to your tasks with renewed energy and motivation.

For a quick motivation boost, rewind. Think about where you once were, and where you are now. Think about the progress you have made, and how far you have come.

When you take time to look back, it can help to motivate you to keep moving forward. Press rewind, realize how much you’ve accomplished, and get motivated.

Another great technique to get motivated is to see into the future. Take a goal you have and picture yourself achieving it. The thing to remember with this lesson is to make it as real as possible.

Add as much detail as you can to your vision of the future. The more specific you make your picture, the easier it will be to get there.

Once you see yourself succeeding, reaching your goals, and feeling great once you are there, you will find that you have all the motivation you need to proceed.

When you find yourself in a great moment, pause. This lesson is all about being thankful for what you have, and not taking the good things in your life for granted.

Too often we only appreciate things when they are no longer with us. To avoid this unnecessary and unfortunate habit, use the pause button whenever you find yourself in a good situation.

Take a step back and let the moment really sink in. You will begin to appreciate the things you have, not only the things that you have lost.

The most important lesson deals with how the VCR works. It only functions when you put something into it. The same is true in life. You will only receive when you decide to give. You will only reach your goals when you give the required effort and determination.

Life gives output when you give it input. Hard work, focus, persistence, dedication, belief. These are all examples of input. The output?

Happiness, success, and getting what you want in life.

Hopefully you’ll never look at your VCR the same way again. Now as for the hundreds of remotes you own, that’s a different story.

Precious Gifts

Yesterday a butterfly
Came floating gently through the sky.
He soared up through the atmosphere
Then drifted close enough to hear.

I said, “I’d love to fly with you
And sail around the way you do.
It looks like it would be such fun
To fly up toward the summer sun.

But I have not your graceful charm.
I haven’t wings, just these two arms.
I’ve been designed to walk around.
My human feet must touch the ground.

Then magically he spoke to me
and told me what his wish would be.

He said, “What I’d love most to do
Is walk upon God’s Earth with you,
To squish its mud between my toes
Or touch my finger to my nose.

I’d love just once to walk around
With human feet to touch the ground,
But I have not two legs that swing,
I haven’t arms, just these two wings.”

And so we went our separate ways
In wonder and surprise.
For we’d both seen God’s precious gifts
Through someone else’s eyes.


Have you ever succeeded in the past? If you are reading these words, chances are good that you have succeeded in finding a job, saving money, and purchasing a computer.

This is all the proof you need that you can repeat success. You have already done many things in your life, and you deserve to be proud of the fact. Looking back over the whole of your past would remind you countless successes and triumphs over struggle.

Think back to an earlier success and use it as a source of inspiration. Tell yourself that you have met with more difficult odds in the past and have come out on top.


If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundation under them.
– Henry David Thoreau –

Kites rise highest against the wind; not with it.
– Sir Winston Churchill –

You cannot raise a man up by calling him down.
– William Boetcker –

Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.
– George Van Valkenburg –

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
– Plato –

Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
– Lewis Grizzard –

Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
– Robert Frost –

When you are right, you cannot be too radical; When you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
– Martin Luther King, Jr –

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
– Charles R. Swindoll –

Good is not good where better is expected.
– Thomas Fuller –

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.
– Abraham Lincoln –

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
– Chinese Proverb –

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
– David Brinkley –

Argue for your limitations and sure enough they’re yours.
– Richard Bach –

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
– Josh Billings –

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
– Lucretius –

A man always have two reasons for doing anything; a good reason and the real reason.
– John Pierpont Morgan –

Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word.
– Joseph Roux –

We see things not as they are, but as we are.
– H. M. Tomlinson –

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
– Hugh Walpole –

The eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us. If all but myself were blind, I should not want neither fine clothes, fine houses, nor fine furniture.
– Ben Franklin –

Income these days is something you cannot live without or within.
– Anonymous –

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
– E. M. Forster –

The brighter you are, the more you have to learn.
– Don Herold –

Don’t dwell on reality; it will only keep you from greatness.
– Rev. Randall R. McBride, Jr. –

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
– Henry David Thoreau –

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
– George Eliot –

In matter of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.
– Thomas Jefferson –

Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being at ill ease with yourself.
– Balzac –

Too many people don’t care what happens so long as it doesn’t happen to them.
– William Howard Taft –

You can only live once, but if you live right, once is enough.
– Joe E. Lewis –

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
– John Lubbock –

I have never had a policy. I have simply tried to do what seemed best each day, as each day came.
– Abe Lincoln –

Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest. — Mark Twain –

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
– Theodore Roosevelt –

Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.
– Thomas Edison –

Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.
– Josh Billings –

The tragedy of life is not that a man loses, but that he almost wins.
– Heywood Brown –

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
– Gandhi –

And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
– Abe Lincoln –

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
– Aristotle –

Success is that old ABC — ability, breaks, and courage.
– Charles Luckman –

The price of greatness is responsibility.
– Winston Churchill –

Wisdom begins in wonder.
– Socrates –

It is not the length of life, but the depth of life.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson –

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
– Amelia Earhart –

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead.
The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.
– Sir Winston Churchill –

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
– Napolean Hill –

Vision without action is a daydream, Action without vision is a nightmare.
– Japanese Proverb –

Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear.
– Mark Twain –

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
– Harriet Beecher Stowe –

He’s no failure. He’s not dead yet.
– William Lloyd George –

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
– Doug Firebaugh –

Without involvement, there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it. No involvement, no commitment.
– Stephen Covey –

Beware of rashness, but with energy and sleepless vigilance go forward and give us victories.
– Abe Lincoln –

Hope is a waking dream.
– Aristotle –

It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic.
– Winston Churchill –

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
– Ben Franklin –

Arise, awake, stop not till the goal is reached.
– Swami Vivekananda –

Unless a person has trained himself for his chance, the chance will only make him ridiculous. A great occasion is worth to man exactly what his preparation enables him to make of it.
– J.B. Matthews –

The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight But they while their companions slept Were toiling upwards in the night.
– Longfellow –

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
– Albert Einstein –

You gotta have goals!
– Zig Ziglar –

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.
– Les Brown –

The Smile Virus

Smiling is infectious,
you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner
and someone saw my grin
When he smiled I realized
I’d passed it on to him .

I thought about that smile
then I realized its worth,
A single smile, just like mine
could travel round the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,
don’t leave it undetected
Let’s start an epidemic quick,
and get the world infected!