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The Ultimate Success Formula

Melinda Enfinger May 22, 2012

What’s the point of doing anything if you aren’t going to give it all you’ve got and make it a success?  Agents often get caught up in the minutia of daily routines and never gain the momentum to reach their goals.  Melinda Arreaga shares the key to finding success in any pursuit and sums it up in a simple formula that is easily remembered; make it part of your daily affirmations or just remind yourself of it throughout the day.

Little known fact:  Most people do math best very early in the morning.  For me it is actually in the split second after my alarm goes off that I calculate with lightening fast speed, the number of times I can hit the snooze button and still manage to get everyone up and out the door on time.

Obviously I’m no “mathe-magician”, but I want to share with you what I have discovered and found to be true about success summed up in one simple equation.  (No pun intended.)

Pay attention because even if integers make your eyes glaze over, this is going to “shock and awe” you into reconsidering your negative attitude towards numbers.  Okay, not really, but I think you’ll at least be able to appreciate the value of the information if not the bad math references.

Here it is…  What we’ve all been waiting for…

T3 > x

That’s it!  If you will commit this to memory and use it every day (who said math wouldn’t come in handy some day??) you will GUARANTEE your success in ANY situation regardless of the circumstances.  Seriously.

What?!  You want more clarification??  Okay, let’s define x then.  The x” in your life might look like any one of these, or a combination of any or all of them.

  • x= ex-relationships—Whether it is an ex-boyfriend, ex-husband, an ex-friend, or any other toxic relationship that has been holding you back or sucking the energy out of your life, let it go and move on!
  • x=ex-periences from your past—Nothing that has ever happened to you or that you have done has to define who you are or who you are meant to become.  Everyone has a story, butyou get to choose if you want to be the damsel in distress or the hero who overcomes adversity on the way to happily ever after.
  • x=ex-ternal factors—The environment and circumstances that you grew up with and that you are in at this very moment merely provide the backdrop for the movie of your life, they are not the storyline.
  • x=ex-pectations—As women, we wear so many hats and have so much on our plates that often we let what others want and expect from us dictate what we think, do, and become.  We have been conditioned as a society to place impossibly unrealistic expectations on ourselves from the time we are children.  Let go of those and let yourself soar to new heights.

And of course, as in all mathematic equations

  • x=The Unknown—Growth only occurs outside of our comfort zones, but change is scary and the familiar is comfortable even if it isn’t satisfying.  Fear and limiting beliefs kill more dreams than any lack of knowledge, skill, or resources ever have.

It’s “T” Time

What magic pill could possibly rate the position of being greater than all of those horrible, scaryx’s??  If I was your typical snake-oil salesman/information marketer, this would be the part where I lure you into my lair and sell you on the notion that if you would only buy the latest, greatest training, video series, or coaching product I will provide you with the keys to unlock untold riches, fame, and fortune with the click of your mouse.

Well, lucky for you, I may be a lot of things, but typical isn’t one of them.  I’ll readily tell you that there isn’t a product or service in the world that can guarantee your success with nothing more than your purchase.  Nothing that is worthwhile is effortless and success at anything is no exception.  You have to not only have the desire to be successful; you must also have the discipline to work at it when it isn’t easy, convenient, and even when you feel like just giving up.

Whoosh, now that I’ve climbed down off my soapbox, let’s talk about “T”.

  • T=Time—However you choose to spend your time is a reflection of your priorities.  (Does that make you think twice about another game of Words With Friends during your working hours?)
  • T=Talent—You have a unique combination of abilities, gifts, and skills that no one else on the planet possesses.  Never make the mistake of discounting their importance in fulfilling your purpose.
  • T=Treasure—What are you doing with the resources you have available to you?  It doesn’t matter how much or how little you have, what matters is how you choose to use it.  Are you whiling it away on frivolous things and pursuits that fade away, or are you using them to create a better life for yourself, your loved ones, and others?

You see, whatever you prioritize and devote your “T’s” to will determine your success or failure in finding and fulfilling your unique purpose.

Success is a choice. 

To reach it, focus on the things that will move you toward your goals.  Take a moment during your day and consider what you have been doing.  If it isn’t something that will bring you closer to the life you want and the purpose you are called to fulfill, stop and choose to do something that will.

Take time each day to grow and improve yourself spiritually, physically, and mentally.  That could mean taking time to pray (or meditate if that’s what you do).  It should also include slowing down long enough to prepare and eat healthy foods and get some exercise on a regular basis.  It absolutely must include reading books or listening to motivational, inspirational, and/or educational materials to strengthen and expand your mind.

So there you have it.  Write it down, commit it to memory, and remind yourself of this formula daily.  You were created for a reason and with a purpose, so use your time, talent, and treasure to get you where you were meant to be: making great things happen at the top of the top!.

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Melinda Enfinger
Melinda Enfinger

Melinda Enfinger is a professional copywriter and blogger whose areas of expertise include real estate sales, coaching, training, and marketing. Her leadership background and attention to detail speak to her nine-plus years of active duty military service as a United States Marine. A hunger for excellence and continual improvement is the driving force for her to serve, inspire, and encourage others to reach ever-higher levels of personal and professional growth. Melinda can be found at or View all posts by Melinda Enfinger →

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