How to use the Success Book Reports Blog

This is a brief explanation of this blog and its goal for us, its users.

 ”The reward of a thing done well is to have done it.”

“As a man thinketh so is he, and as a man chooseth so is he.”

These immortal words were written by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his Essays of 1844 and 1841.
How many times have we denied ourselves the reward of doing something, because we did not dare ourselves to do it?
How many times have we denied ourselves the true riches of life, because we did not use the Greatest Power that man possesses?

It is the dedication and discipline of spending a minimum of HALF AN HOUR, each day, alone with a self-help book. Read it as though the author were writing a personal letter to you, in response to a letter you wrote them, asking for advise and help. It will be like receiving a letter everyday. As the book is read you will search for principles, ideas and techniques which will move you closer to your goal, a goal which will help fulfil your dream.

Anyone who has goals in life not yet attained and anyone who wants to experience the true riches of life can use the blog.

The Success Book Reports Blog will assist you in discovering the power of a self-help book. Self-help books have changed the lives of countless numbers of people. They have been the motivation for people to establish and achieve goals beyond what they previously imagined!

1. Select a time and place for spending a minimum of half an hour alone with a self-help book. It is important that you eliminate distractions and concentrate. Make your mind more receptive and retentive.
2. Read the pages for the day, as if the author were speaking to you and you alone. Underline key phrases. Make notes in the margin. Search for success principle “P”, idea “I” and technique “T”.
3. After reading, complete the worksheet for the day. List the one principle that is MOST meaningful to you. You may wish to list additional principles in the Notes section at the back of your workbook.
4. Every seventh day, review your worksheets for the previous week. Inspect your progress. Then, take the principle, idea or technique that is most meaningful to you and list it on the DBM Personal Achievement handbook.
5. (Optional) If your family, co-workers, sales team, etc., decide to use the blog, a mastermind alliance could be formed. Each person would read and complete the worksheets on his/her own, then they would meet every morning or at designated times each week, to discuss the principles and exchange ideas.
6. After identifying the principles, it is important to incorporate them into your life.
7. At the end of each week, a weekly summary should be completed on the comments section of the book read for that week and the impact that they have in your life into the workbook.

Your ability to RECOGNISE, RELATE, ASSIMILATE and ACT is what will open any door, meet any challenge, overcome any obstacle and help you to achieve success, wealth and happiness.
Self-help literature is comprised of fundamental principles that have stood the test of time. A PRINCIPLE is a basic truth – a universal law that does not change. For example, a physics principle is that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
We can compare self-help principles to an orchestra which is composed of different sections – strings, brass, woodwind, and percussion. Each section has an individual sound and is independent. Yet, when they play together, they complement each other and produce melodious, full and pleasant music. Likewise, self-help principles are independent – they can stand alone because of their values. Each is helpful to successful living. When they are combined, they form a living philosophy with success guidelines.
You are the maestro. The ability to RECOGNISE, RELATE, ASSIMILATE and ACT the PMA principles is your baton. Use it – and blend the success principles into a meaningful and productive life.

Like any formula, it is made up of individual parts. Let’s analyse each ingredient:

R – RECOGNISE…. Is to identify the principle, idea or technique.

R – RELATE…. Is to connect or join together; to establish relationship

A – ASSIMILATE…. Is to make similar or alike; to incorporate; to absorb; to become a part of.

A – ACTION…. Is to denote use; follow-through; doing

Each ingredient of the formula is important and has meaning, but, when combined,
they form a formula for your success. By using the formula, you will be able to
focus the spotlight on the success principles that have directed and guided
W.Clement Stone and other successful men in achieving their objectives. The
same and will help you achieve success.

We must set goals that meet certain criteria. A goal must be:


– You must be able to conceive the desired goal. Perhaps the best way to do this is to visualise it – see it as a picture in your mind. If this is difficult for you, then describe the goal using words which are specific and clear 

– The goal must be important (valuable) to you and you must believe you can reach it. Remember there are people who accomplish goals they have never seen achieved by anyone else.


– This guideline is based on your abilities and experience. Again, remember, if you do not have all the resources, you only need those required for the first step.


– This is one of the more difficult guidelines because it requires a different type of thinking than we normally apply. If your goal includes the involvement of anyone else, you should first obtain the permission of the other persons involved. If that is not possible, then state the goal in terms of your activities rather than the final results expected. Use a formula for success.

Example: Rather than saying: “I will take my wife to the movies tonight” (she may not want to go) say: “I will invite my wife to go to the movies tonight.”



 - The goal must be stated so it can be measured in time and quantity. For example, rather than state, “I am going to do a good job selling today.” You would say, “I am going to make 20 complete sales presentations today.” By stating the goal in this manner, you will know whether or not you have been successful.


– The goal you select is more meaningful if it is something you really want to do rather than something you feel you should do. It is well know that there are many things in life a person has to do, but to remain highly motivated people need to devote considerable time to the “want” side of life.

State with No Alternatives

– The time to consider alternatives is when one is thinking. When ready to take action, the alternatives need to be eliminated. A goal which includes the words “if”, “when” and “or” is not motivational. Those words delay action and work against the “Do It Now” concept.
Growth – Facilitating

– The goal is to be beneficial to you and/or others.


Thanks for taking the journey with us and I look forward to hearing of your SUCCESS !!   









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