Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Flight Plan: The Real Secret of Success

In ""Flight Plan,"" Brian Tracy reveals the real key ingredients that go into accomplishing any long-term, meaningful success. Using the metaphor of an airplane trip from coast to coast, Flight Plan shows that the real secret to success is to first figure out your destination -- where you want to go -- and lock in on it.

Some quotes worth mentioning:

  • Determine the highest and best use of your time. Whatever job you choose to take, company you choose to work with, investment you choose to make with your money, or time you choose to spend on a particular activity, think it though carefully in advance and be certain that you are  making the highest and best use of your time and resources
  • Ask for what you want. Remember that before you ask, the answer is always no.
  • Use the ten-goal method. Take a clean sheet of paper and write the word "Goals" and today's date. Write down ten goals that you would like to accomplish. Write in the present tense. Write in positive tense. Write in personal tense.
  • Start with 100 % throttle
  • First of all, change the word "problem" to the word "situation". It changes negative word into neutral.
  •  Good leader has to function well as a member of the team and function well in a crisis.
  • The top people never become angry or upset. They did not become excited or irritated. They seam to go to the opposite extreme. They slow down and become more polite and courteous.
  • Ask yourself what are the worst possible things that could go wrong? What could derail my plans or block my ability to achieve my goals. Make a list of every problem or crisis that could occur. `even if a serious problem has only a 3 percent chance of occurring, write it down on your list.
  •  Keep your mind clear by practicing zero-based thinking  all the times. Ask yourself, based on this new information, if I were not now doing this, knowing what I know, would I start it up again today. If the answer is no, immediately make whatever changes are necessary. Be clear about your goals, but be flexible about the process of achieving it.
  • In a crisis ask yourself: What are we trying to do? How are we trying to do it? Is there a better way? What are our assumptions? What if our assumptions are wrong? What action should we take  based on our answer to these questions? What is the first action we should take?
  • When you make a decision, and new information or circumstances prove that it was wrong, don't be afraid to say: I was wrong. I made a mistake. I changed my mind.
  • You are always free to change your mind.
  • Always ask yourself when things seem to go wrong, what can I learn from this experience.
  • When you are working on a problem or goal and you get an impulse to make a phone call, buy a book, speak to a person, or take any particular action, move quickly. Don't delay. It may be too late soon.
  • The time will never be just right. Start where you stand: work with whatever tools you have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.


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