How It All Begins....
From Patrick Wilkinson, Chairman of The Quarterly Compass
In 1999, after opening a busy real estate company, I had several people ask me how I "kept it all together." But when a friend began seriosly asking me my secret for having such balance in my life, I knew it was time to begin writing it down. I told him “It is not a secret, and everyone can have it.” Then he said, “So… how do I have balance?” I took my time to explain, and his eyes began to glaze over as he thought of all the things he could be doing. Which is why he was so out of control in the first place!

So now I have written many of my so-called “secrets” down in these "FAQs" and in the instructions for the Quarterly Compass® at If you follow these principles you will produce extraordinary results and success all around you. If you glaze over, you will stay the same. Which makes true the old saying, “If you keep on doing what you are doing, you will keep on getting what you are getting.” So what do I do now that is different than before?

I now consistently do three things that bring me success everyday:

1) I am committed to daily following a specific plan for each quarter (3 month goal setting with the Quarterly Compass®)

2) I am committed to daily following a specific plan for each 168 hours (a week planned out every Sunday).

3) I am committed to daily putting my specific plans into ACTION (a daily appointment schedule and to-do list)

Did you notice the order of my commitments? They go from 1) a quarter to 2) a week to 3) a day. That order is very significant.

How did I decide to start doing this?
At one time I was not nearly as focused as I now am. However, back in 1987 I started to realize that I needed to get organized so I could graduate from college and get a job to pay off my school loans. I created the beginnings of my own time management system, used it to get through school, began to teach it at the college level, used it to start four businesses, and ended up following a system that is a composite of all the systems I have seen out there in the world. This system, along with God’s blessing, has allowed me to become extremely successful in all areas of my life.

The knowledge I am about to share with you on success - the knowledge that allowed me to achieve so many of my visions & goals, not “quickly”, but with great odds against me - is the knowledge that has been discovered by each new generation and has made men and women down through the ages successful in all areas of life. To use this knowledge you MUST have a balanced life with your priorities in place.

You also MUST have a core belief about where success comes from. The foundation for any success comes from believing and acting upon your 100% committed relationship to God, His Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Earl Nightingale, a pioneer in personal development, once said that success in any calling is possible and is contained in these 12 words... "HUMAN THOUGHTS HAVE A TENDENCY TO TRANSFORM THEMSELVES INTO THEIR PHYSICAL EQUIVALENTS.”

Think about it… every great achievement had to start out as a thought.

But these human thoughts only become their physical equivalent when the belief, or faith, in these thoughts is accompanied by specific action. Through a dynamic relationship between “faith” and “action” you have the capacity to achieve great levels of success in all areas of life that you never thought were possible.

Faith   "Being sure of what you hope for, and certain of what you do not see." 2 Hebrews 11:1
Action  Physically accomplishing an act, acting, proceeding with a behavior.
That very notion, "great levels of success" is the topic discussed in Your Mindset. And if you think faith and action are not linked, this verse from the Holy Bible will help you know that they have been paired throughout the ages, “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:17

If you believe success is not possible for you, it won’t be. If you believe it is possible for you, watch out, you will be tremendously successful!
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