What is the Ultimate Success Formula

What is the Ultimate Success Formula

What is the Ultimate Success Formula

Success is something that we all attain to, but it still eludes many of us.

And we often hear that creating success is very much a learnable skill, but there is so much information out there that it can often get confusing and overwhelming.

So what is the ultimate success formula?

I believe that success can be achieved by following 4 simple steps:

What is stopping you from being successful?

Step 1 – Know your outcome

The very first step to success is to know what it is that we want to achieve… and WHY we want it!

Most people actually don’t know what it is that they want, so they just drift along through life in their comfort zone, but they are not really happy or fulfilled.

I know because I have BEEN THERE!

So the very first step is to set some goals and targets.

Once we know where we are heading, then we can start making a plan to get there.

The time to design the next 10 years of your life is right now!

It is also very important to know WHY we want the goal.

There is an old saying that we don’t want to climb the ladder of success, just to discover that it was leaning on the wrong wall!

We need to have a strong enough reason “why” we want the goal, so that we will keep going through the inevitable struggles and frustrations!

After I set a goal, I like to do the “rocking chair test”.

I imagine that I am a really old man, sitting in my rocking chair, and I imagine what it would be like after having achieved my goal.

How would it make me feel, and what would I have experienced after I achieved this success?

I also imagine what it would be like if I HAD NOT achieved the goal.

Would I regret not achieving it?

How would that make me feel?

The bigger the why, the easier the how!

Step 2 – Take MASSIVE Action!

Now that you have something to aim for, make a plan and start taking action towards it!


You are not going to achieve your goal by thinking about it.

Or wishing.

Or hoping.

You need to DO something!

You need to do the work!

Take massive action… there is NO other way!

The distance between where you are now and success is action!

It is the bridge between what you want and what you get!


Step 3 – Notice what is working… and what isn’t

Will you succeed straight away?

Most probably not.

There is always going to be the inevitable failures, frustrations, doubts and worries.

But you ONLY ever really fail if you QUIT!

I like to call this “measure, monitor and adjust”.

Notice what is working well, and keep doing more of it.

Notice what isn’t, and discard it!

If nothing is working, then change the plan, but not the goal.

It was Thomas Edison that said: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Step 4 – Take MORE massive action

Once you have done your measuring, monitoring and adjusting… then take more massive action!

Rinse and repeat!

Keep measuring, monitoring, adjusting, and taking action… UNTIL you reach your goal!

Remember, you only ever fail if you give up and quit!

Rinse and repeat until you succeed!

What is the Ultimate Success Formula

Bonus step – Modelling

One way to help speed up the process, is to model others that have already succeeded!

There is no need to re-invent the wheel.

Whatever your goal is… somebody else has ALREADY achieved it!

The quickest way to success is to find a good coach or mentor who has already achieved what you want to achieve, and to model their mindset, methods and strategies.

You will still have to go through the previous 4 steps, but this will definitely help shorten the time frame.

So there you have it… The Ultimate Success Formula!

Follow these 4 steps, model a PROVEN method, and you will be well on your way to success yourself.

It is only a matter of time!

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.

To your success,

John W. Newman

Helping you create TIME AND FINANCIAL FREEDOM by building a PROFITABLE Business Online!

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  1. Hello John,
    I totally agree with your steps and especially about setting goals and setting targets. It’s very to get distracted and lost in the world of online business.

    • Hi Nikos, thanks for your comment.
      You are so right, it is very easy to get distracted in the world of online business and jump into all the different opportunities.
      In the end that is a good way to get overwhelmed and not achieve very much.
      Having total focus on the RIGHT opportunity and working hard to achieve your end goal, will give you the greatest chance of success!
      Thanks again 🙂

  2. I think that these four steps are particularly important when it comes to running an online business. It is so easy to waste a little time here or there on Facebook, or even on important things like your website’s Facebook page, but which may not be important as other stuff. You have to set your goals, realize what you NEED, and take massive action — no reading email or Facebook until all the important stuff have been finished.

    • That is so true Ben!
      I have definitely been guilty of this myself… spending so much time on social media, when I would have had a so much of a better ROI if I concentrated more on my website and online business!
      You are so right! Focus on the important tasks that will give you the best chance of achieving your goals 🙂
      Thanks for your comment!

  3. Thanks a lot for these four steps, I believe that in order to achieve you have to have a plan in place. Thanks a million for sharing these four valuable steps, I especially love taking not just action but massive action. all the best to you.

  4. Hi John,

    Great quick reference guide on how to achieve your goals. The main part I struggle with is knowing how to monitor and measure my success, especially when it’s something you are only just starting out doing. Do you have any guidance on this? Or would you follow the “modelling” concept and think about how other people may be measuring and monitoring, and also benchmarking against them? Hmm, I’m still struggling on this one!


    • Good questions thanks Caroline!

      You can definitely do both, but how I do it is having specific targets to reach, for example: 2 blog posts for the week, 50 email subscribers by the end of the month, $500 per month in residual commissions by the end of the year etc.

      With specific goals you can measure whether you have achieved them or not and adjust your strategies accordingly.

      Hope this helps 🙂

  5. Hi John,

    Your post can be easily made an everyday “must read” part of many people’s morning rituals 🙂

    As an addition to the first step, I’d also say that a person should really know not only what he/she wants and why, but also know who he/she is. It often takes courage to ask yourself this question and even more courage to answer it, but when it’s done it helps SO MUCH with understanding what you really want in life and how you can achieve it.

    At least, it helped me tremendously in my life.

    • Thanks Dmitriy! Yes, that is a very interesting question to ask yourself.

      Delving into what really makes you tick, who you are and what you want, really does take a lot of courage, but it is definitely worth it!

      Thanks for your feedback 🙂

  6. This is such a helpful and well thought out post. I really like the idea of the rocking chair test, in fact I am going to start using this technique myself. I have been trying to drastically change my thinking habits and whole belief system, the way I see money. This sounds like a great way of getting the brain into the success mindset.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us, much appreciated!

    • Thanks Hannah! glad you liked my post 🙂

      Yes, the rocking chair test is really great to help you decide what is important in your life!

      I am pleased that you have been working on your mindset and relationship to money… This is so important to success AND happiness in my opinion!

      Thanks again!

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