Three Keys to Greatness
Feb 15, 2016
Eight years ago I recorded a 56-minute video for teenagers. It was called "Three Keys to Greatness."
Although my focus was teenagers the principles I shared apply to adults as well.
Recently I was asked to list these three things using one to two sentences for each.
Now for your benefit here they are again.
1) Setting Goals.
I call it the view of the future. Most people, including kids, will pay the price if they can see the promise of the future. So we need to help our kids see a well-defined future, so they will be motivated to pay the price today to attain the rewards of tomorrow. Goals help them do this.
2) Personal Development.
Simply making consistent investments in our self-education and knowledge bank pays major dividends throughout our lives. I suggest having a minimum amount of time set aside for reading books, listening to audiocassettes, attending seminars, keeping a journal and spending time with other successful people. Charlie Tremendous Jones says you will be in five years the sum total of the books you read and the people you are around.
3) Financial Planning.
I call it the 70/30 plan. After receiving your pay cheque or paying yourself, setting aside
- 10% for saving,
- 10% for investing
- 10% for giving
and over time this will guarantee financial independence for a teenager.
If a young person, or for that matter an adult, focused on doing these three simple things over a long period of time I believe they will be assured success!
Reproduced with kind permission from Jim Rohn
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