Personal Growth

Going with the Flow of Life


1) Values: What are the values, virtues, qualities , and traits that are most important to you in each area of your life?

2) Vision: If your life were perfect in this area five years from today, what would it look like?

3) Goals: What specific goals must you achieve to fulfill your ideal future vision in that area?

4) Knowledge and skills: In what areas will you have to excel in the future to achieve your goals and fulfill your vision?

5) Habits : What specific habits of thought and action do you need to become the person who is capable of achieving the goals you have set for yourself?

6) Daily activities : What specific activities do you have to engage in each day to ensure that you become the person you want to become and achieve the goals you want to achieve?

7) Actions: What specific action or actions are you going to take immediately to begin realizing your ideal future vision?

Author and Speaker
Chairman and CEO of
Brian Tracy International
BOOK: Focal Point

When the student is ready, the master appears.
Buddhist Proverb


There are seven disciplines you must develop if you want to achieve all that is possible for you. You can learn these disciplines through practice and repetition until they become automatic.

1. Daily goal setting: Every morning, take three to five minutes to write out your top ten goals in the present tense.

2. Daily planning and organizing: Take a few minutes, preferably the night before, to plan out every activity of the coming day.

3. Daily priority setting: The essence of all time management, personal management, and life management is contained in your ability to set the proper priorities on the use of your time.

4. Daily concentration on your highest-value activities: Your ability to work single-mindedly on your most important task will contribute as much to your success as any other discipline you can develop.

5. Daily exercise and proper nutrition: Your health is more important than anything else. By disciplining yourself to exercise regularly and to eat carefully, you will promote the highest possible levels of health and fitness throughout your life.

6. Daily learning and growth: Your mind is like a muscle. If you don't use it, you lose it. Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.

7. Daily time for the important people in your life: Relationships are everything. Be sure that in climbing the ladder of success, you do not find it leaning against the wrong building. Build time for your relationships into every day, no matter how busy you get.

These seven disciplines will ensure that you perform at the highest level and get the greatest satisfaction and results from everything you do.

Author and Speaker
Chairman and CEO of
Brian Tracy International
BOOK: Focal Point


John Wooden's seven-point creed his father gave him when he graduated the eighth grade:

  • Be true to yourself
  • Make each day your masterpiece.

  • Help others.

  • Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.

  • Make friendship a fine art.

  • Build a shelter against a rainy day.

  • Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.

UCLA basketball coach who
won 10 NCAA championships

"Life is found in the dance between your deepest desire and your greatest fear."

Anthony Robbins
Entrepreneur, Author
& Peak Performance Strategist

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