Jack Canfield father of the Chicken Soup for the Soul and overall success guru calls it the Rule of Five.
I think of it as living a life of inspired action. It’s all the same principle that says: By taking steps every day toward your purpose or goal, success is unavoidable.
When you take consistent action toward your dream, you’re bound to get it. And not only does the action move you toward what you want, it give you momentum and you step into the flow of the Universe even before the tangible, concrete results show up.
This is the way to catch success. Really, this way, it catches you.
Canfield says to do five things every day that move you toward your highest vision.
If it is professional success you’re after you could make several sales calls to grow your business, hire a business coach to help direct your efforts, take a computer class to learn the secrets of computer marketing, solicit customer feedback to improve customer service, go to a networking lunch. Do five of these or other focused actions a day and your business is bound to grow.
Want to have a more loving relationship? Write your partner a love note, let a criticism go unspoken, smile and greet your parnter when he walks in the door, share an appreciation with your partner, give silent thanks for having that person in your life.
See how this works? Take inspired action – five actions each day that are inspired by your greatest goal, your greatest purpose, your biggest dream – and you’re bound to pull it into your life.
Have fun coming up with the five. Repeat those that yield great results. Get creative. Try new things, be open.
Here are some other ideas that might help get you where you want to go:
- Read or listen to something motivational
- Clean out clutter in your house
- Write down what you’re grateful for
- Reach out to new clients
- Ask for referrals
- Take a class
- Eat five servings of vegetables
- Ask others with specialized knowledge for help
You can see that this list is as broad and diverse as your desires are. It will shift and grow with your dreams. But it will always keep you moving toward.
What five things will you do today to reach your ultimate goal?
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