14. Reminisce about Your Future

—Bob MacDonald (Allianz Life)

One of the most interesting and revolutionary people I've ever talked to, Bob MacDonald, says the key to his success—or anyone else's—is the ability to reminisce about your future. It's a mantra he lives by and writes about in his fascinating books Cheat to Win (Paradon Publishing 2005) and Beat the System (Wiley 2007).

Most people, he explains, reminisce about memorable events in lives: their first kiss, the day they got married, or the birth of their first child. "And you reminisce in pictures. It's so vivid you can explain it to others and get them to understand it," Bob says. "Imagine how powerful you could be if you could reminisce about the future the way most people reminisce ...

Get Entrepreneurship Lessons for Success (Collection) now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.