CHECKLIST FOR SUCCESS
IT DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN



tba, there's enough to work on here, but let me know when you need me to add a few finishing touches.

This is a "serious checklist", meaning it is not "for show" but that it is complete, to follow with rigor.  To "get to" success, you must follow The Program For Success In Life, but use this checklist to fill in the holes ad to bolster up the key skills and procedures to insure that success happens!  Those who are unsuccessful (low achievers) will object to how much work is needed to reach the levels of effectiveness to be successful in life!

__ Decide # of hours a week to study.
__ Consider setting up a Success Notebook.  (You create it, print, use tabs.  How To Set Up.)
__ Enter the appropriate exercises/todos into the Long Term Plan Notebook, and/or
__ Enter them into a task management systems as todos, with tickles as needed.

Below, check off those items you are doing and circle those you need to do. 

LEARNING (Sorry, you cannot skip this part to be solidly successful.)

To succeed in life, learn how the success process works! (Outside source:  Critical Success Factors)
   The Steps To Successfully Achieving A Result - All musts!
Define what success is for you (initially, upgrading it later - which is essential)
Learn
   The Truths And Realities Of Life
   The principles for success - Have them in a reviewable place (such as The Reminders Notebook)
   The practices for success
    Traits of successful people (and develop them!)
          Absolutely essential: Completion instead of wishful thinking using shortcuts
    The effectiveness skills (see below) 
Highly developed skills where it matters (first, though others can be developed also, of course)
   Skills to increase success:
       The Core Skills (go back to the basics and correct what was missed)
           Learn to read well and fast
           Learn to learn well and fast
           Learn how to do effective thinking
           Time management
        Key competencies required in your field (identified first, learning program developed)
    Discipline of only proceeding after prioritizing by impact!
    Top, higher level integrated skills necessary for a great life.
         How best to allocate and manage time!  (Life Value Productivity)
         Managing oneself - See Self Control and links from there.
Sufficient "Mastery Learning" of skills and knowledge that is needed to succeed at whatever it is
Self-power (dependent and powerless can't work) - See the program for developing that power.
Committed standards for running whatever it is you're running (including your life!!!)

PLANNING AND MANAGING LIFE (Successful people do not live haphazardly.)

Plan, Goals, steps, eliminate barriers/obstacles  
   Set standards, rules

The checklist for daily success
Set aside needed time to work on self/business/whatever-is-needed, rather than just being "in it".
Equipment maintained very well so it serves you
   Healthy body/energy-system - Delusionary to think you can get away with anything short of highly
       functional!
Effective time management - Follow a pre-designed schedule that fits you, for day/week.  Example.
Behaviors, actions
  Learning (what to learn, level to learn it at [Mastery Learning]
  Implementing
  Good habits, practices
Maintaining a good mood, high energy, and practicing positive attitude.
  No negative talking, no blaming, etc.
Straight thinking  (and no to reactive or sloppy thinking)
objectivity
No unrealistic control - Such control is very costly and very ineffective!
Set up effective systems and controls
   Establish, refine procedures, checklists for all the is repeated and necessary 
   Methods (pretemplated or self written procedures, checklists)
Measuring and holding oneself accountable
    Key measures of success reviewed and done at least weekly (build into schedule)
    Make yourself accountable to others (very "stimulating", cutting off some "escapes")

Effective Use Of Resources

Identifying and effectively utilizing resources
    And tools to use for success
Partnering for success
   Coaches, mentors, consultants, etc.        
   Mastermind groups

Know What It Takes To Be Successful

​Use already-successful templates, models, etc.
   Copy, don't reinvent, don't design from scratch (huge time required!)
​    Copy the successful
Know what it takes to be successful
    Create a checklist for success in a business of your type (plus add personal touches)










                              Key performancce indicator, key actions calendar
                              weekly           monthly            quarterly    Yearly

Strategic


Financial


Operational

Marketing/quality
Success Contents/Links

​The Program For Success In Life - Follow This Path To Success 

Living Life As A Life Champion - The Vital Skills And Practices To Live A Great Life

The process for success is virtually identical to The Skill And Process For Effective Change - Achieving success is essentially changing current circumstances to those you want.

From Outside Sources

The Success Checklist - More about all the elements of life.


Business Checklists - Small Business Admin.

Making A Success Of Your Business - Essential Checklists - Good, from qualified profession 22 page PDF.

Business Checklists - Charge for them, but they look to be of quality and in many areas!