The Recipe for Success

by Jermaine

This post was written by Jermaine Donaldson.

Do everything you can to follow a recipe for success.

I am not a great cook. I love cooking. I really love eating. I know how to follow a recipe, however, I usually end up adding ingredients that I think would make a dish better. Ironically, I’ve learn that some of the things I’ve “created” since I started cooking are only edible to me (and a few species of dogs). That being said, my wife has made it clear that when I cook for her she would prefer that I stick to the original recipe.

I’ve read over the past week a lot of motivational author’s take on the recipe for success. I personal don’t know if there is such a thing that can be applied at a universal level. Yet, if there is I figured it would be worth finding out in hopes of sharing.

The first site I stumbled upon was from Tony Robbins. He has a four step plan that he believes will lead you to success.

  1. Determine your outcome
  2. Take action
  3. Notice what is working
  4. Choose a role model

I don’t know how Tony cooked up this recipe but it seems simple enough to try. Being the recipe modifier that I am, my first thought after looking at this recipe is its missing God. If your goal is not created with any Godly influence then there is no guarantee that after you achieve it you’ll really be successful (in God’s sight). See below for my new recipe (with my added ingredient).

New Formula:

  • Consult God
  • Determine your outcome
  • Take action
  • Notice what is working
  • Choose a role model
  • For more details on each step make sure to check out his site. Stay tuned as I will continue to search the web to find ingredients for my own “Recipe for Success.”