The Formula for Achievement

The formula for achievement is simple: 

Desire + Concentration = Achievement

Every story of success begins with a desire. Success, after all, is the achievement of ones goals (desires).

But just having the desire is not enough, you also need to focus or concentrate on the specific tasks that will lead you to the realization of your goals

So the bridge between desire and success is concentration.

But What is Desire?

This essential first step to achievement is more than just wanting something.

Desire is having a deeply rooted sense of ambition for what you want to achieve. It is wanting for something with every fiber of your being.

Each person’s desire is different, but they all have one thing in common: In order to reach it you have to know your WHY.

Everybody wants something, but not many people think about why they want it. They don’t consider the purpose of their dream and this is VERY important; without a strong WHY you’ll never follow through.

Let’s say that your desire is to have a lot of money; but surely you don’t want it just to have it in the bank.

Maybe what you REALLY want is to enjoy life with your spouse on a higher standard and without the stress of never having enough money.

Or maybe you want the freedom to travel the world and meet new people.

Whatever it is, your WHY must be something that really INSPIRES you and gets you EXCITED to wake up each morning ready to put in the effort required to achieve your goals. This is the basis of your DESIRE.


Once you know what it is you want and you know the why, you need to focus on your goal.

When you have a strong desire running through your veins this should come naturally.

You’ll want to concentrate on achieving the success you desire.

So now is the time to ACT. Desire, while absolutely necessary to keep you motivated, can only do so much for you; action is also a requirement. You need to take “physical” steps toward your goal.

But what is the best way to do this?

Research, planning and hard work are important steps to take.

You can also think about it this way:

If you’re at one end of a field and you want to reach a tree at the other end; is it more effective for you to stare down at the ground watching every single step you take? Or keep your gaze on the tree as you go.

In the same way, focusing your concentration on your main goal will allow you to achieve it more efficiently than stressing about each step along the way.

Another thing to consider is that if you were to take your eyes off the tree and start looking at something else, it would be easy for your steps to start leading away from the tree without you even realizing it.

It would cause a break in your concentration and you would have to refocus to get back on track, meaning you are not taking a direct path straight to the goal.

Concentration is the thing that will keep you focused on working towards your goal, helping you to achieve it. The greater the concentration the sooner you will get there.

It’s really amazing how things come together when you’re completely committed on reaching you goal.

With a strong DESIRE and unbroken CONCENTRATION you are bound to ACHIEVE. As a matter of fact, there is really nothing that can stop you.

Success is your destiny and now you have the formula.

Please share your thought on this formula by leaving a comment below.


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      Alex Safie

      Hi Jerry

      I don’t remember where I heard it originally but I have it on a piece of paper posted on my office wall

  1. Robert

    I like what you said “The greater the concentration the sooner you will get there” because I think that’s what I’m lacking right now. With so many things that need to get done, I don’t even know what to do first. Thanks for this good reminder Alex.

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  2. James

    Words of wisdom straight from the great Alex Safie. Thanks man for this wonderful post. Made me pause a little while and rethink of the things that’s going around me and my work.

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  3. Alex Y.

    Thanks for a great video. I needed to wake up and see where I had strayed from my desired goals. I had lost consciousness of ALL my WHY’s. This was a wake up call.

    Thanks, Alex Y.

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  4. Sabrina

    This is a good and effective way realize goals. There’s a lot of formulas out there but only few are realistic and straight to the point like what you’ve just written out in this post.

    Thanks for sharing this one.

    -Sabrina Lindler

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