Before we can adequately discuss the three simple rules to success we have to define the word success.
We must know exactly what we mean when we say “success”. I suppose that to most people the word “success” refers mostly to money and the things money can buy, as in cars, boats, motorcycles, helicopters, jets, multiple mansions etc.
If we adopt that definition (and I encourage you to make it your own) that brings a number of issues into play. The most obvious is we have to have a goal or a number of goals and they must be worthwhile to us. This article can’t address the subject of setting goals but it is a fact that we can’t have success if we don’t have goals. So if you have trouble setting worthwhile goals then get a book, a course, a coach or something in order to remove this barrier. Setting goals is a learned process. Anyone can learn it, anyone can do it. There is no excuse for leaving this barrier to success in your path. So deal with it.
So the quick lesson is to write your goals and rewrite them as many times as is necessary to get them exactly right in your mind. Since this isn’t about setting goals or achieving goals I need to move on.
Here’s what I mean. Back in the garden of Eden, God gave Adam and Eve one simple rule. Don’t eat of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He gave them one rule. One simple rule. At the time he gave them the one simple rule He also gave them the consequences for breaking the rule. The consequences were pretty bad. You’re gonna die!
Well, you know the story. The woman was beguiled by the serpent. The woman urged Adam to join her and the one simple rule was broken. At that moment Adam and Eve began to experience the consequences of breaking the rule. They began to age. Now aging is pretty bad when you consider how much time, effort and money is spent on anti-aging products and procedures! But that was not the only consequence. The bigger consequence is that they were kicked out of the garden. The garden was a wonderful place that provided everything physically, emotionally and spiritually that man would ever need including direct access to God.
The Three Simple Rules to Success are equally simple. Follow them and you’re in. Break them and you’re out. Follow them and you will instantly begin to succeed. Break them, modify them, test their outer limits and you’re out. It’s that simple.