Formula for Success
Everything and everyone has a formula. Underneath anything seemingly chaotic and random there is a system. There is a definite quantification and science behind every activity, behavior, output and result. When science is known and understood it can be crystallized into a formula. That formula explains consistently and with predictable surety what happened, why that happened, what will happen with current parameters and to expect a different result what needs to be changed.
Gravity has a formula. Energy has a formula. Similarly Success has a formula. Happiness has a formula. Love has a formula. Life has a formula. And every living being including you has a formula. The ultimate goal of “Knowing Thyself” is finding your formula or equation clearly. Once you know your own formula and the formulas of what you want in terms of happiness, love, relationship or success, it finally becomes quite manageable to live, chose or create the life you want.
Just like it takes a number of experiments to get the formula accurate, it might take more digging, analysis of self and life experiences to deduce your individual formula. Begin where you are by putting simple formulas. Even simple formulas can take time, few iterations and finally somewhat complicated but still clear. Once you get some of your formulas right then try to integrate them to make the unified master formula.
For example, to be able to successfully produce some work output or desired result your formula could be:
Desired Result or Work Output = Relevant Work + Minimum needed Work Quality + Sufficient Work Quantity
Seemingly looking accurate it might not be working all the time as it might have some other essential missing elements such as Planning and Inspiration so the more complete formula is:
Desired Result or Work Output = Relevant Work + Minimum needed Work Quality + Sufficient Work Quantity + Planning + Inspiration
Well things might still not work!
Looking further deeper, you might need “Workout” to condition your brain and body to be able to work. This physical workout could be Yoga, sports or gym. So now adding this element the equation becomes:
Desired Result or Work Output = Relevant Work + Minimum needed Work Quality + Sufficient Work Quantity + Planning + Inspiration + Workout
If things are still not moving in the direction of desired output there might be a need of synergistic collaboration with others and their missing inputs. This will extend the formula further:
Desired Result or Work Output = Relevant Work + Minimum needed Work Quality + Sufficient Work Quantity + Planning + Inspiration + Workout + Team
Depending on the nature of work, you might need to add “Focus” and for that something like “Meditation” making it even more accurate as:
Desired Result or Work Output = Relevant Work + Minimum needed Work Quality + Sufficient Work Quantity + Planning + Inspiration + Workout + Team + Focus + Meditation
In your formula for “Life” if happiness is one of the main desired element, then analyze what makes you really happy. Whether that happiness is lasting or transient. If that happiness is only temporarily then does that become a cause of unhappiness later. Add the causes of happiness and subtract the reasons of what makes you unhappy, sad, depressive or even angry.
One can use multipliers and diminishers depending on the effect and impact of certain parameter. Still the key could be to keep the things simple and make the formulas more accurate when understanding increases.
Despite of sometimes somewhat tedious due diligence once you get the formula right, it is eternally rewarding as it works like a magic! And you can do this magic as many times as you want. Like a confident proficient magician, you can dazzle yourselves and others with your stunts once you know the secrets of those tricks. Pretty much everything depends on whether someone knows or someone knows not. So if not already known by now then first know and subsequently know enough or know all to be able to have the distilled meaningful truthful essence which unfailingly works, is predictable and easily replicable.
Find, apply, improve and perfect your formulas for success, riches, relationships, love and happiness!