Recipe for Success
by: Steve Brunkhorst
A wonderful quote by author and
scholar William A. Ward relates a time-tested recipe for success. Think of it
as the S.W.P.D. success recipe. This simple and powerful formula has brought
success to many men and women who have put it to use. S.W.P.D stands for
studying, working, preparing, and dreaming.
"Recipe for success: Study
while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others
are playing; and dream while others are wishing." – William A. Ward
Move Beyond Limitations and See
We each define success
differently. We also have different limitations. Yet limitations need not stop
us from living our purpose and achieving our objectives.
We will be guided by powerful
helping hands when we commit ourselves to success, and follow its laws. Success
begins by requiring that we keep our minds focused on our desired outcome, not
Mr. Ward also said, "If you
can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become
The success we envision can seem
far away. The preparations necessary may take time and effort. There may be
temptations to quit with the finish line years in the distance. Mentally zoom
in and look at it! Experience your future success internally today.
Take Small Steps for Big Results
Instead of trying to leap from
the starting line to the finish line, we can begin by taking one small step -
doing what we are capable of doing - today. Success results from small
disciplined actions repeated each day. Small purposeful steps will eventually
get us to the finish line.
Prepare and Move Forward to
Some skip planning and
preparation, want the work done for them, and want the payoff; they will never
succeed. We need to take a stand for what we want, commit to it, and then start
building our own doors to knock on. Commitment holds power, and moves us to
take the actions necessary to reach our goals and objectives.
Keep Learning and Get Fired Up
Success does not exist inside
books. Yet books are valuable in that they catalyze the abilities already
inside us. Books wake us up, and provide necessary inspiration, motivation, and
education. They nourish and fire up our potential. Then it is up to us to put
that knowledge into action, and develop discipline and skills. Good books
work... if we work.
Success is Within You
The Creator placed the seeds of
success in the exact place they would be needed; they live inside of us,
waiting to germinate, grow, and blossom. When we stay focused on our
objectives, and follow time-tested recipes for success, those seeds will grow
to bring rewarding accomplishments in the years to come.
Begin dreaming, studying,
planning, and working for what you want today. Your gifts will make room for
the achievements of your dreams. Your success will bring value and joy to you
and all those you serve!
About The Author
(C) Copyright 2004 by Steve
Brunkhorst. Steve is a life success coach, and the creator of Achieve!
60-Second Nuggets of Inspiration, a popular mini-zine bringing great stories,
motivational nuggets, and inspiring thoughts to achievers the world over.
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SUCCESS = TAKING THE STEPS TO DO THE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO!
JUST GO FOR IT!