Rule #1. Be Decisive. You define yourself by the decisions you make. The direction of your life changes the instant you decide which goals to pursue.
Rule #2. Stay Focused. The moment you focus on a goal, it becomes a magnet, pulling you and your resources towards it.
Rule #3. Write Down Your Goals. Be specific, measurable, and have a deadline. Written goals are catalysts, transforming agents for success and achievement.
Rule #4. Plan Thoroughly. Planning allows you to carefully orchestrate all the steps on the way to achieving a goal.
Rule #5. Involve Others. Surround yourself with good people who possess solid experiences.
Rule #6. Welcome Failure. Failure has an ulterior motive: It stops you long enough to learn, re-strategize, and re-launch again, you will be more prepared for success.
Rule #7. Take Purposeful Action. A good plan will almost always get you in the door, but it’s action that seals the deal.
Rule #8. Inspect What You Expect. Attention increases productivity, and tells you how you are doing against your goals.
Rule #9. Reward Yourself. A goal, once achieved, deserves to be rewarded.
Rule #10. Maintain Personal Integrity. Maintain a commitment to your commitment. Personal integrity is about setting a goal and keeping your promise to achieve it.