CHAPTER 6

It’s Goal Time

Define and Plan for Success

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.

—NAPOLEON HILL

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is success. Great accomplishments take time. Mastering a craft, acquiring a skill, and adopting disciplined habits take consistent effort and dedication.

Whether your “big goal” is crafting your next masterpiece, planning your ascent to the Oval Office, or positioning yourself for your next raise, focus on the fundamentals that make your big goal a reality. You must build your empire just like the Romans, stone by stone.

The laying of stones embodies a process. It’s a systematic approach that is subject to disciplined habit, resolve, patience, ...

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