“I know I’ve already used the term success several times, but let’s clarify what it actually is. It probably means something different to you than it does to me. The definition really depends on where a person is in life or what has his or her attention. Success in early childhood might mean receiving an allowance for the first time or getting to stay up past one’s bedtime. But that would no longer be of interest just a few years later, when success in the teen years might mean getting one’s own bedroom, cell phone, or a later curfew.
Success in your early 20s might mean furnishing your first apartment and getting your first promotion. Later on, it might be marriage, kids, more promotions, travel, more money. As you age and conditions change, the ways in which you define success will transform yet again. When you’re much older, you’re likely to find success in good health, family, grandchildren, your legacy, and howr you will be remembered.
Where you are in life, the conditions you’re facing, and the situations, events, and people on which your attention is most focused will influence your definition of success. Success can be found in any number of realms—financial, spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, philanthropic, communal, or familial.
However, wherever you find it, the most crucial things to know about success—in order to have it and keep it— are the following:
1. Success is important.
2. Success is your duty.
3. There is no shortage of success.
I will discuss the first point in this chapter, and the other two in subsequent chapters.
“Anyone that suggests to me to do less either not a real fiend or very confused!’’
1.What Is the 10X Rule?
2. Why the 10X Rule Is Vital
3.What Is Success?
4. Success Is Your Duty
5. There Is No Shortage of Success
6. Assume Control for Everything
7. Four Degrees of Action
8. Average Is a Failing Formula
9. 10X Goals
10. Competition Is for Sissies
11. Breaking Out of the Middle Class
12. Obsession Isn’t a Disease; It’s a
13. Gift Go “All In” and Overcommit
14. Expand—Never Contract
15. Burn the Place Down
16. Fear Is the Great Indicator
17. The Myth of Time Management
18. Criticism Is a Sign of Success
19. Customer Satisfaction Is the Wrong Target
22. Successful or Unsuccessful?
23. Getting Started with 10X