“Like the formula for failure, the formula for success is easy to follow:
A few simple disciplines practiced every day.
“Now here is an interesting question worth pondering: How can we change the errors in the formula for failure into the disciplines required in the formula for success? The answer is by making the future an important part of our current philosophy.
“Both success and failure involve future consequences namely the inevitable rewards or unavoidable regrets resulting from past activities. If this is true, why don’t more people take time to ponder the future? The answer is simple: They are so caught up in the current moment that it doesn’t seem to matter. The problems and the rewards of today are so absorbing to some human beings that they never pause long enough to think about tomorrow.
“But what if we did develop a new discipline to take just a few minutes every day to look further down the road? We would then be able to foresee the impending consequences of our current conduct. Armed with that valuable information, we would be able to change our errors into new success oriented disciplines. In other words, by disciplining ourselves to see the future in advance, we would be able to change our thinking, amend our errors and develop new habits to replace the old.”-Jim Rohn, The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle