Preface "Everyone's life is under someone's control -- it might as well be under your own so that you direct your destiny." -- Harry Tucker, Senior Strategy Adviser, Microsoft In today's ever changing society, success has varied meaning to different people. Regardless of your definition of success, achieving the type of real, sustained success you desire requires a plan. A plan with realistic, measurable, stretch goals helps you to maximize your potential and achieve your goals in a timely manner while allowing you to enjoy your accomplishments along the way. Not only are YOU responsible for designing your pathway to success, ultimately, YOU are in direct and total control of your destiny. The purpose of this guide is simple -- to provide YOU with proven, yet practical, essential fundamentals (the BASICS) to help YOU control your destiny and achieve the kind of lasting, self-fulfilling success that YOU deserve More success...More fun...More happiness.