Part 1: Review And Gratitude

Ahhhh, smell that?

That is the smell of rarified air.

Welcome to the top 3 percent!

By choosing to participate in this program and go through this process, you have separated yourself from almost everyone else—or at least from the remaining 97 percent of the population that doesn’t give thoughtful contemplation to their life’s desires and chart a proper course to take their life in that direction.

Just finding this course? No problem, register in the upper right and the previous installments will be sent with the next update. Welcome!

Is it that easy to step away from the herd and step ahead of everyone you work with, compete against, live around, associate with and meet on the street? The answer is yes!

Most people are more diligent about making their grocery list and spend more time planning their summer vacation than they do designing their life. That is why it is so easy to get ahead in life, stand out and move ahead. Most people—97 percent of them—can’t be bothered.

Sad, but true. But not you. Here you are! Congratulations!

Now, as my mentor Jim Rohn said, “What is easy to do is also easy not to do.” You have shown up, and I commend you for that. But you also need to stay committed and PLAY FULL OUT!

I am going to take you through a self-examination process that will have you taking long looks in the mirror of assessment. This process will reawaken dreams, desires and ambitions you might have abandoned long ago. You will fight, kick and scratch to not open up those old toy boxes, for fear that doing so will require you to leave behind your cozy and comfortable rut…. I mean routine.

If you are going to take this journey with me, you will need to be serious. Serious about radically changing the trajectory of your life. Serious about wanting to truly access your great, but maybe mostly dormant, potential inside you and willingness to set it free. Serious about committing to the process of examination; challenging old thought and behavior patterns and declaring new choices; establishing new behaviors; building new skills; and taking bold, new actions to realize your great goals.

If you are not serious about doing the above and will not seriously commit to the process, I recommend not even starting. Slip back into the herd; no one will even notice.

If you are serious and ready to commit to this process, I promise you it will be one of the most important decisions you will ever make for your life’s success. I can personally testify to this.

Please sign the COMMITMENT PLEDGE provided in the first download and post it somewhere so you can see it as you work each day and go through this process. I know that might sound hokey, but even if it is just ceremonial, something magical is evoked when you sign your name to a document that you then see each and every day. Do it. It will help. Feel childish? Do it anyway! Remember, PLAY FULL OUT.

Also know this: You are not on this journey alone. There are thousands of people from all over the world who will be going through this process with you. You are now a part of a global community of like-minded people dedicated to a common purpose: living a life of excellence. And I will be your guide every step of the way. You are welcome to leave comments, ask questions and participate in the discussions that will take place on the comments below each installment.

If you missed pre-launch material you can review it here: INTRO, HOW, WHY

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” —George Santayana

Before marching blindly into the next year and the next decade, the first, and most important, activity is to take a look back at the year and the decade just finished. Take an inventory, add it all up and see how you did.

What happened as you planned? Where did you come up short? What worked? What didn’t? What were some of your good decisions? Which were bad? What behaviors, habits and disciplines are working for you? Which are not?

I’ve observed in life that if I don’t learn from the hard lessons, they get more severe. The smack gets harder until I finally wake up and get the hint. The process of Plan, Do, Review helps ensure that I get the intended lesson and schedule the necessary improvement(s) in order to triumph in the next round.

The process is a simple one. First, you make a Plan or set goals. (Not planning is a plan, too, just a bad one.) Then you Do or execute (hopefully). Finally, you assess how you did in Review. In the review stage, you measure your accomplishment, count your wins and losses, and make necessary adjustments.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” —Albert Einstein

As the great philosopher Susan Powter said, “Stop the insanity!”

Download and complete the REVIEW Worksheet. (Sent via the e-mail feed. If you are just registering now, it will go out with the next feed.)

TIP: I keep last year’s calendar, photo albums and online photo storage service (I use—private and protected) handy to help jog my memory of all the events and activities of the past year.

Preventing the Fatal Mistake

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” —Oprah Winfrey

The very process of setting goals (deciding what you want based on what you lack and don’t have) can focus your attention and powerful mind on your scarcity and shortcomings. To set your creative power in a positive direction, you have to be mindful of the wealth, abundance and prosperity you already enjoy in order to see, attract and capture more of it. You will need to operate from an attitude of abundance, not scarcity. Focusing solely on what you don’t have actually turns your creative power against you.

Please review the awesome power gratitude has in being able to singularly change your life. Review this post.

Now complete the GRATITUDE Worksheet. (Sent via the e-mail feed. If you are just registering now, it will go out with the next feed.)

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” —John F. Kennedy

Please feel free to share some of your greatest victories, lessons learned and things you are grateful for in your life right now in the comment section below. I’m sure there are many lessons we can learn from one another’s successes and insights.

Also, I invite you to recommend your colleagues, family members, friends, clients, prospects and others you associate with in this blog series. Your invitation, and their acceptance, could be the act that changes their life forever. Start the year off right by making a difference in the lives of those around you. I’m providing the program; you just need to invite those you care about to join us.



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  4. Hi Darren, I just found this blog series. I understand that it is closed.

    I plan on going thru the entire blog series one week at a time, unless you suggest a better route.

    You did mention in one of your replies that a fully packaged program will soon be released. Has that come out?

    Thank you for being a light in the personal development arena.


  5. Kim, my “Designing The Best 10 Years of Your Life” program has now officially closed. I will be releasing a new, fully packaged program soon that contains all of the materials so stay tuned!

  6. Barbara, my “Designing The Best 10 Years of Your Life” program has now officially closed. A new, fully packaged program will be released soon containing all of the materials so stay tuned!

  7. Hi Darren, I recently subscribed to Success Magazine as well as your blog and BOY oh Boy this is so wondeful. In looking at the string of emails I know that this program-“Designing the Best 10 years of your life ” closed in March but if I could also get access to the worksheets I would truly appreciate it. As I have gone through these past few blogs it has heightend my desire and motivation to be even more effective in my goal setting. Thank you for this blog site and also your insight. This is phenomenal information you are sharing!

  8. hello Darren,

    i recently discovered success magazine and you and i must say everything i am learning is radically changing my life and my thought pattern. i have just discovered this program(designing the best 10years of my life) and i am requesting for the worksheets-are they still available? can i access them, please please. thanks alot and God bless your heart for everything you are teaching

  9. Hello Darren

    First, thank you for all the fantastic education! You are so encouraging. I have just recently found your website and love how you teach balance. Many other personal development coaches and mentors talk about it, but the main focus is finances. Finances are important, but I need help in all areas. I am 43 years old and in recovery from 30 years of poor choices (the insanity thingy). If you could accomplish so much from age 18 to 28….and are offering the same information that you had to do that, there’s no reason I can’t do it from 43 to 53, and have a great story and lessons to share with others.

    Would it be possible for me to get the worksheets for the 10 year plan? I would appreciate it so much.

    Kimberly Peil

  10. I too would love to receive the worksheets for Designing My Best 10 years! What you do is amazing and has inspired me to be more then I ever thought I could be! Thanks in advance!

  11. I just signed up today for the 5 YEAR PLAN! This is exactly what I have always needed! I am 62 years young and feel that now is as good a time as any to get this right before it is time for me to go HOME!! I’m certain that I did not come across this information by accident! I was spiritually driven. I need some life fulfillment! I am not content where I am right now and NEVER thought I would be facing the Life Crisis I am now! I am suppose to be enjoying these Golden Years! “Living My Life Like It’s GOLDEN” Instead I find myself struggling to survive LIFE! Thank you for the blessing! Oh…..I sure would appreciate some lesson plans and work sheets. Thanks once again…….Barbara in Vegas

  12. so, these emails will be coming in for another 10 years? I’m only 13! But I want to change while I can. so 10 years huh?

  13. I seem to be missing a worksheet “Purpose” referred to as being sent by email feed. I also only received only from part 8 on. The “best10” did not work??

  14. I have lost all the downloaded 10 years material and am trying to retrieve it in some form or fashion. How can I do this?

  15. Hi Darren! I just found out this program after seeing the homepage of SUCCESS Magazine at Facebook. I know I’m late, but I’m wondering if you can still help me out with the worksheets. Thanks!

  16. I too am anxious to take the benefits of developing the plan for the next 10 ten years of my life. I am a continuous improvement coach and spend my time helping others, teams etc. learn to improve their processes. I really need the help in learning to improve myself!

  17. Hi Darren! So sorry for the delay. We had some issues with the blog, including getting in to respond to comments! I will forward your info along to my assistant who will be in touch asap with help for receiving the program. Thanks for your patience!!!

  18. Hi Darren,

    No reply yet! Just to let you know that I’m in Australia and I just got the Jim Rohn 80th birthday special set that I ordered from the Success website. I haven’t listened to it all yet but it’s an awesome collection and I really appreciate the offer you guys did for this. But I would still like the resources for this program you put together. This is challenge #3 from your article “Never Hurts To Ask”. I’m not expecting to hear from you but I’ll message you again tomorrow as I really want this!

    Talk to you tomorrow….

    Darren Haddock

  19. Hey Darren, No reply yet! This will be challenge #2 of your article “Never Hurts to Ask”. Can I pretty please have the resources for this program? This would be greatly appreciated!

    This reminds me of a story that your mentor Jim Rohn said in his audio book ” Living an Exceptional Life” about a women who went to a radio station all day everyday until they gave her a job – this is me! I really want this! I’ll message you tomorrow too!

  20. I have just discovered this amazing website and this program. I just read your article on “Never Hurts to Ask”. So here I am. Doing one of my three asking challenges. Is there any possibility on being able to get access to the resources for this program? This would be greatly appreciated and will be put to really good use.

    One last thing, I have to sincerely thank you for sharing your wisdom and thoughts on becoming successful. I have always strived to be successful but always struggled with the how to do it. I have realised it is my thought process and lack of goal setting. If it wasn’t for people like you, I would be forever stuck in a rut and destined for a unfulfilled life. So a big THANK YOU in advance.

  21. I too just came across this amazing program. Is there any way I can have access to these documents that are part of this program.
    Thank you so much. I love this!

  22. I too just came across this amazing program. Is there any way I can have access to these documents that are part of this program.
    Thank you so much. I love this!

  23. Just found these amazing series of articles. Signed up for your blog, but haven’t found a way to access the documents meant to accompany the articles. What can I do to access or receive the worksheets? Thank you for putting this together!

  24. Looks like I’m a little late to the party, but interested in going through this series with the documents mentioned within. Please email me with the specifics on how to go about doing so.

    I was recently laid off and have been taking the time to assess my life’s path and direction … what a great time to come across this!

  25. I recently discovered your Designing the Best 10 Years of Your Life program and would love to be able to access the program and documents. I will be crossing into 60 soon and look forward to Designing The “next” Best 10 years with the help of your program.

    With Gratitude,
    Vicki S.

  26. I am praying that i can still recieve the the documents to embark on this 10 year journey!
    I listened to your video message about how the last ten went, and i said to myself, the madness cannot continue for these next 10, i will change!

    With deepest Gratitude,

    Alex B.

  27. You have a phenomenal assistant who truly excels at making you look great and in turn herself.

    I have everything I need and have already embarked on this wonderful journey.

    Jim Rohn was a true hero of mine and seeing what his influence brought out in you gives me great expectations.


    Cyndi MacLeod

  28. It’s June 20th, please tell me its not too late to get the supporting documents for the program. I’m just starting a brand new chapter in my life and this would help in building a solid foundation for success.


  29. Thanks Darren,

    I rec’d the documents from Maggie and I’m getting started today on the best 10 years of my life. I’m sooooooooo excited.

  30. Frances, the program closed as of March 1st and we are getting ready to close down the archives. I will forward along to my assistant so she can help you out though. :)

  31. Good afternoon Darren,

    I just signed up for the program yesterday and I would like to get a copy of the email worksheets.


  32. Hi! This is a great program, and I would love to have access to the email worksheets as well. Thank you.

  33. I just stumbled upon the “Designing the Best 10 Years of Your Life” program and would LOVE access to the supporting documents…2010 is a new year for me…out of an 8 year marriage…time to live for ME & MY KIDS! :-)

  34. Dear Darren i haven’t received a email, worksheets, kindly arrange to send the same please

  35. I have discovered Success magazine and Darren Hardy in the last few months and found this program in the archives, If it is still possible to receive the worksheets, I would greatly appreciate it, if not I completely understand.

    Thanks and God Bless for all the teaching I have received from both Success magazine, the blog, and the people you have led me to follow.

    Pat Myers
    Birmingham, AL

  36. I haven’t received an e-mail with any worksheets as of yet. Darren, could you have your assistant forward me the docs as well pleeeaasse?

  37. No, they are not part of the e-book, Justin. This is a separate program which we completed/closed on March 1st. I will forward your request to my assistant so she can help you…if you don’t miss her email! 😉

  38. I’m just catching up on my emails (don’t laugh lol)……I can’t find the attached documents to the email that accompanied this post on January 5th. Are they in the downloadable e-book for sale?

  39. Hi Darren,

    Please help me too!

    I read the success magazine updaes in my email everyday after receiving an email that listed reading Success magazine as one of “64 things to do to make this year the best year”.

    But somehow, i missed this program. This year is a new awakening for me as I have emerged from personal self doubt and am playing full out as you suggested. But i missed this. Is there any way I can have the material sent to my email id?

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

  40. Just subscribed a week or so ago as well in hopes of receiving the documents to go with your series. I saw your response to Matt that it had closed, but that you would have your assistant get in touch with him. May I request the same thing? This material is exciting and I would love to work through this. Thanks so much…

  41. Hey there-

    Subscribed about 2 days ago. Blog looks great, but I haven’t received an e-mail with materials as of yet. Darren, could you have your assistant forward me the docs as well?



  42. Hi Darren,

    I posted a comment as a reply to the first comment by mistake. I am posting it again here.

    I read the success magazine updaes in my email everyday after receiving an email that listed reading Success magazine as one of “64 things to do to make this year the best year”.

    But somehow, i missed this program. This year is a new awakening for me as I have emerged from personal self doubt and am playing full out as you suggested. But i missed this. Is there any way I can have the material sent to my email id?

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

  43. Hi Darren,

    I read the success magazine updaes in my email everyday after receiving an email that listed reading Success magazine as one of “64 things to do to make this year the best year”.

    But somehow, i missed this program. This year is a new awakening for me as I have emerged from personal self doubt and am playing full out as you suggested. But i missed this. Is there any way I can have the material sent to my email id?

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

  44. Like many of your new subscribers, I missed out on the “Designing the Best 10 Years of Your Life” program. I’m going through it now and would love to get access to the worksheets. Thanks.

  45. I subscribed to Success very recently and when i was going through your previous post i came across this series..Is it possible to get the accompanying document so that i can go through the drill as i missed it before…Thanks a lot…

  46. I’ve been a subscriber to Success for a little while now, but recently something seems to have really clicked for me. Have started “Designing the Best 10 Years of Your Life.” Is there any way that I can get access to the documents.

    Keep up all the good work that you guys do with Success.

  47. Please tell me it is not too late to get the worksheets. I wish I had known about Success Magazine and this great opportunity before! Thank you!

  48. Please tell me it is not too late to get the worksheets. I wish I had known about Success Magazine and this great opportunity before! Thank you!

  49. Please tell me it isn’t too late to get the worksheets. I NEED this and I am very thankful you have provided such an opportunity! I just discovered and love Success Magazine and also wonder if Success from Home will include things other than sales. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated!

  50. Hi Maggie,

    Can I please get the password to access the archived worksheets, I am just starting hopefully I am able to catch up.


  51. Hi Maggie,
    I know I’m late to the game, but I’m wondering if you could also help me out with the worksheets.
    Thanks so much,

  52. Hi Maggie, I have also just discovered this great blog and would love to follow through. Could you please email me the worksheets?
    Thanks in advance

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Sharon! Info is on its way! :)

  53. OMG! Maggie, I have been looking and looking for a link to download the worksheets, I have been looking forward to sitting down and doing this. I subscribe to the magazine and have enjoyed it for a few years now and couldn’t wait to do this. Is there any way you can send me the worksheets?

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Silvia! Expect an email from me asap! :)

  54. Hello Maggie, I have been subscribing to Success magazine for a few months now, and love it! I recently joined the site as well, and was very excited to participate in this program.. I have been out of town for a few weeks and missed the March 1st deadline to download the worksheets… Can you please send them to me? I am dedicated to finishing this great program and would very much appreciate the opportunity to do the porgram in full! Your assistance would be very appreciated!!!

    Thank you!!

    Steven Bernstein

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] No problem, Steven! Just sent you an email with all that you need. :)

  55. I’ve been reading and rereading this first lesson. But I don’t know where or how to get the materials mentioned here. May I request copies of the materials for this program? thanks!

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Kristian! The program closed to the public as of March 1st but I will email what you need to complete it regardless. Enjoy! :)

  56. How do I get a hold of the documents? I’m just getting started?

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Glenn! The program is now closed but I just sent you an email to help you out. Enjoy! :)

  57. I would love information on how to obtain the worksheets.


    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Clint! Just sent you an email with the info. :)

  58. Has the password to the worksheets been changed? I tried the one provided in my email, best10, does not seem to work. I love the program so far, even though I’m just getting started.


    [MAGGIE SCOTT] On it’s way, Greg!

  59. Next car wash i will get the ultimate. Get all that salt off. :-)
    Looking forward to getting the worksheets and instructions.

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Just sent you an email regarding the program, Marc!

  60. Well i’ have procrastinated again. I should have started this program in January. The signs are there. I picked up success magazine for the first time. read it thru. I put the enclosed cd in my car stereo. Now it wont eject. So i have listened to it in part each day. It is motivating me, and putting a positive outlook on the horizon. Lack of motivation is my biggest problem. So I have taken the second step, signing up. I have also done for the first time, written out goals i would like to achieve. Now to start with part one. I like the music at the beginning of the tracks.


    [DARREN HARDY] Sounds like your car only wants the best for you! :)

  61. Hello! I know I’m late to the game. Did I miss my chance for the worksheets? If not, I would really appreciate it if you could send them. Thanks for the great info!!


    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Jeff! I just sent you an email with help for the worksheets.

  62. Hello,
    I just found out about this program and I am really excited in starting. The blogs I’ve read are so empowering and enlightening. Thank you for this wonderful program. I know I’m already behind, but I was wondering if you could please send me the information I need to get started?

    Thank you….

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Mary! While the program remains active on this site with the blog entries, the worksheet installments have been removed. I just sent you an email with additional instructions to help you get on your way with the program including the worksheets. :)

  63. hi,
    I signed up today.I didnt know about this program, so i signed up today and read part I. So I would like to get these worksheets also. so please send me these worksheets so that i can start working ahead on it. And thanks for this really beautiful program.

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Jack! Check your email, you should be all set to go!

  64. I signed up last week and would like the worksheets too, please! Thanks much for the inspiration!

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Aimee! I’m sending you an email now with all the info. :)

  65. Hi There,

    I stumbled on to this program at the end of February and have finally managed to clear the time to work on it, but I can’t seem to access the worksheets. Could you help please?



    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Colleen! Just sent you an email with the info. :)

  66. Here in Australia the magazine release seems to be well behind the US. So would really appreciate the support material been emailed so I can participate.

    The Magazine is excellent and the bonus CDs are virtually worn out from play in my car from month to month

    Much appreciated


    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Kevin! Just sent you the info for the worksheets! Enjoy!!! :)

  67. Hi!

    Yeah, what he said! Comment 335?

    “I just found out about this program yesterday. Is there any way to access the worksheets still?
    Thanks so much for your help!”

    Sure would love to have those downloads….thanks!

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi William! Would love to help! Check your email!

  68. Hi,
    I just found out about this program yesterday. Is there any way to access the worksheets still?
    Thanks so much for your help!

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Miranda! Just emailed you to help! :)

  69. Hi Darren,
    I am sure that this program is the one I was waiting for and I hope now i can re-direct all my energies in a specific direction.

    I have subscribed yesterday to this excellent program. But I have not received the Review and Gratitude worksheet.

    Thanks alot

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Mushfiq! The program has officially ended and the worksheet archive closed as of March 1st but I will email you asap with some help.

  70. This article is an absolute truth. I often get the things I’m thankful for than the things that I always try to get.

    Because I’m grateful of this article, I will share this to my friends and family who have a goal to be successful in life. This would be very helpful for my dad.

    Again, thanks for sharing this with us!

  71. Hi Darren, thank you so much for this amazing life changing program. I’m looking forward to implementing all the tools you’ve provided for us.

    Thank you!

  72. Hi Maggie! Thanks for the quick response. I checked my e-mail (inc. junk box) and nothing is there. I’m re-submitting this post with a different e-mail address. Not sure if that will help but would you be so kind as to try and resend the worksheet one more time?

    Thank you so much!!

  73. Hi Darren,

    Thank you so much for this wonderful program. I’m also joining in quite late. How can I get the Review worksheet? I signed up for the Feedburner subscription but have yet to receive the worksheet.

    Thanks again.

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Rich! I just sent you an email with all of the info. :)

  74. Hi Darren,

    I must be one of your slowest starters!! I live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and discovered your magazine in December, just as all the hype was starting…however, my life got the better of me and its only today that I have managed to sit down and start Part 1..great stuff, thank you very much, i seriously need a kick up the butt to get me going… the sad part is realising that I have wasted 10 years of my life….I can’t seem to fill in all the answers…and that is a very worrying thing….but its the beginning of a new day for me here in Malaysia and I am committed to get this going….begining to think out of the box is a new one for me….but am looking forward to having the next 10 years be my best ones yet….


    [DARREN HARDY] Welcome to the program, Paula! There is not much time left so dive in! See you at the finish line!

  75. Wow what a rush. I’m just getting started. The first worksheet was rather intimidating. I powered through it and answered the question as best I could. It made me realize that I didn’t have a plan in place these last ten years. So that in itself was kind of scary and is a real wake up call. I think I as many other people do have fuzzy thrown up goals like to make more money, reduce debt, but not a plan to achieve those goals.
    I know I do not want to find myself ten years from now, standing pretty much where I am standing now.
    So far, so good.

  76. Just recently signed up and got started. I have scheduled a minimum of 2 hours every day to dedicate to this program. I am amazed at tiny yet critical elements/perceptions I have missed. Thus far I have spent four years sputtering in my business like a car running on 3 cylinders. It has gone by in a flash. I am very very very thankful for my wonderful and loving family and friends that do not understand me, yet play along. I am thankful for the ability to ignore nay sayers. I am thankful for the ability to run away from negative thinkers without screaming. I am thankful for my mistakes. I am even more thankful when I learn from my mistakes. I am thankful for the amazing customers that believe in me and my business and trust me. I am thankful for my current and ex-employees that embrace my vision. I am thankful for my obsessive desire to win. Fear, hunger, fatigue, and pain will keep me from my big fat hairy audacious goals. Bring it on!

    [DARREN HARDY] You certainly have A LOT to be thankful for, Sarah! Keep up the great work and yes, BRING IT ON! :)

  77. Just getting started this morning. Wow the first homework was a little intimidating when I looked at the whole work sheet! Then I decided I would just take it a little at a time and write down whatever popped up in my head. Did not take nearly as long as I thought it would and interesting what came up. Great start to what I’m sure will be a wonderful program.

  78. Darren,

    I just joined the program and I have to say I am very excited. I am also looking at Design Your Best Year Ever program. Without knowing details about either ….would you say the two would go hand/hand to be completed together? I am looking for a concise way for my wife and I to get on track with our personal, financial, and business goals. I feel that if we are headed in the same direction as a family with “like minded” goals we will achieve an even higher level of success.
    I have been laid off from work for 1year this week with no end in sight for my field (construction management). I am looking at re-inventing myself and doing so without the sacrafice of my new family. (30yrs old)

    [DARREN HARDY] I’ve been asked this question a lot lately and here is my answer: This program will cover the whole process, but you might find having the printed version of DBYE book a helpful tool as it also has an achievement planner to guide you the rest of the next year.

  79. Greatness is in side all of us – just as the sun we see 99.9% of the time, so many times we miss the colors the light brings. Awakened, to the idea of a written Life Plan visionally design, actions for me is a new concept which I take back control of my lifelong goals, real change that you can feel – I start a journey today where the future is mine to grow.

  80. Let me clarify the better, I can’t find the password? I have checked my junk email and throughout my inbox and nothing. Thanks for your help. Sorry, I know this is a silly problem to have. LOL Trae’

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Trae! The password is located at the bottom of the latest email installments, right below the link to the archive. I’ll be in touch shortly to make sure you are all set up!

  81. question…I got lesson 10 in the email, but I signed up late last night after a colleague suggested I do this to help my team and of course myself. Am I missing something, I can’t find the worksheets? Thanks, Trae’

  82. I want to thank you Darren for this oppurtunity! I am now filling out the first work sheet who knew it was going to be hard to fill this out!! 2009 was a very tough year for me and finding victories at least 10 of them is quite difficult! i have 6…wow there has to be more!!!

  83. Just signed up! Looking forward to receiving the worksheets to begin my Journey!
    Thank you for this wonderful tool! I just discovered SUCCESS magazine and was blown away!

  84. I received Darren Hardy’s email on Part 7 with the following link:


    When I click on it I get the following:

    Not Found
    Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here.

  85. This sounds inspiring, the best time to change is NOW, I look forward to the journey, thanks for the offer Mr. Hardy, I accept!-JB

    [DARREN HARDY] Welcome John! Glad to have you with us. :)

  86. Loved the review worksheet, but felt sad that I could not save it electronically when done so that I did not have to print it. I want to save trees! I wrote the most important things to me down in my journal… I completed the worksheet on the computer. yet as it said it would not save.


  87. After filling out the worksheets I realized how much I identify myself with my previous divorce and how grateful I am for my children.

    Darren- thank you for offering this program online and free. I find myself excited and looking forward to the next 8 weeks.

  88. Just finished Worksheet 1: WOW! Thank you Darren and your team. This opened my eyes to many blessings and abundance in my life; also what I must do and NOT do this year, period!

    Love and prosperity to you all!

  89. Darren Hardy:

    Thank you for such a straightforward approach to goal setting! Sill, I find it [setting goals] a daunting task. I’ve erased, crossed out, scratched, whited, crossed out again, my goals for 2010. I almost forgot about your on line program and when I remembered I thought, ‘Phew’! So, I shall jump in and catch up. Thanks once again.


  90. Darren, first I’d like to thank you so much for your generosity! I’m very excited to be participating in series with you and so many others! I really enjoyed completing worksheet #1, reviewing the past 10 years! This was a wonderfully empowering exercise, thought provoking, and inspiring. Worksheet #2 on Gratitude offered an opportunity to place the light on myself, and speak from my heart. It was a wonderful to explore my heart and express appreciation and the true essence of who I am.

  91. Firstable thank thank you i was looking to start something this year and wanted to write my goals /resolutions but never got too. And a friend told me about this and i mmediately jump on it im having a hard time finding quiet time to fill out the pages but im doing it and i sign up the first page the commitment and I promised i will fininsh what i started (Jim Rohn).
    Sugestion to whoever is doing it don’t read the whole workshop then go back and answered read question 1 and answer question 1 is like reading the ending on a book or somebody telling the end of the movie or story instead of you watching. and my question to Mr. Hardy I really love the introduction (Review @ the begining of your email when i answering the questionaira i usually reread the review and go back to get the information of what i am supposed to focus on like goals mission of whatever is there any way that that introduction can be included as a 0ne page before we print the workshop so we can print it together as a part of the assignment?
    thank you soo much
    Isela Andrade

  92. Wanted to share a story with you that happened today. I live with another couple and they are raising their 10 year old granddaughter, Jewel.

    Jewel came home from school today and went into the kitchen to get a snack. She found a box of donuts that had 3 varieties, plain, powered and chocolate covered. Jewel informs everyone that there were no more donuts and was upset about it.

    I just saw the box of donuts earlier today and I knew there were still some left so I went into the kitchen to investigate. Sure enough there was still donuts but no more chocolate ones.

    I told Jewel, why don’t you just eat one of the other donuts. You should be GRATEFUL that there are donuts to eat instead of complaining of not having the one YOU wanted. I told her that if all you are going to do is complain of what you don’t have, then that’s all you are going to get, NOTHING!

    I explained to Jewel that this is a life lesson. Appreciate the things you have. Jewel was grounded from her favorite toy because she refused to clean her room. I told her to be thankful that she has clothes to put away, be thankful that you have toys to keep off the floor. Be thankful of what you have and you will receive more stuff.

    When I got home from work, I found out that she did clean her room and in return she got what she wanted, the toy back.

    The feeling I had after talking to Jewel just made my heart swell for I finally understand the need for personal development and the power it can have in developing a child’s mind.

  93. Hi Darren!

    I’ve been in business for 8 years and had lots of successes … but it wasn’t until this year that I learned the power of gratitude. In June, I was finishing out a company wide competition to be No. 1 for the year and my business just bottomed out. Cancellations, etc. Immediately, I started to fill out a blank thank you card with every single thing I was grateful for. Every time something positive happened, no matter how small, I wrote it all down. By the end of the month, the card was packed and I successfully finished the business year as No. 1!!! Anyone looking at my calendar and my business at the beginning of the month would have said there was no way.

    This September, I was resetting my goals and looking to grow my team rather than focus on personally being No. 1 again. I was scared and I honestly couldn’t see how I could conquer this new goal … and my income was going down. I was freaking out!!!! But in mid September, I renewed my”attitude of gratitude.” Made a visual board of everything I have in my life right now that I am thankful for. Once I got going, I ran out of room on my board! And it created such a fire inside me that my team immediately began to grow! And along with it my income.

    This really works. Every time I refocus on it, powerful things happen.

  94. Things have a weird way of working out. I’ve had the worst week of my life around New Years Eve. Every important aspect of my life had something wrong with it. I was sick for a few weeks, financially it’s been interesting, death in the family and I broke up with my girlfriend (who I had full intentions of settling down with and marrying). It’s as the expression goes, “When it rains it pours”.

    I told myself I have a year to play after I graduated (largely due to the recession), now that year is up, and life is kicking me into shape.

    I plan on big changes, more on a month to month level, as mentioned in Success this month; now I’m extremely excited to incorporate this 10 year adventure into my new and improved life plan.

    Best wishes to everyone who’s ready to make a change.

  95. This is a great way to start Year 2010. I have spent whole month of December every year (this is my second year) to plan for the next year. I learned how to set goals using Montly Mentor Program by Raymond Aaron. I am very excite to be guided by Darren Hardy to “Design The Best 10 Year of My Life”. I also hope to contribute to this blog.

    Thank you, Darren Hardy. I have subscribed and read every single issue of Success Megazine and listen to CD interviews since first publication. I look forward to this journey.

  96. Darren, it was a @#(&&+ to get started but I am in for the long haul NOW..I’ll be 70 yr old the 18th of this month and will make the best of the next few years with your help. I believe this is a “God Send”.

  97. I am sooooooo excited. When I started reading Success Magazine, I made a conscious effort to go for teacher of the year. I won. In 2009 I started coaching classes to become a life coach. I tell people that Sucess Magazine has motivated me and recommend they buy it. I even ordered the Success for Teens for over 150 students at the school where I teach.

    I make a copy of the last page in the Success Magazine and give to friends to give them taste of what they’re missing by not buying the magazine. I have truly been blessed by your magazine Darren Hardy and I can’t wait to start this program. I sincerely believe we will meet in the future and I will be a speaker at one of your workshops. I can’t wait. Smile

  98. I have started the first worksheet, I have found it easier then I would have thought it took me a little less then an hour. It was great going back and really thinking back about what I did or didn’t do.

    I really love the gratitude section made me realize that I have an enormous amount of things to be grateful for even when sometimes it doesn’t seem like it.

    Thanks Darren, I look forward to doing the next worksheet :)

  99. Please can you send direct links to the worksheets to date? I joined last week so I missed teaching tools and was expecting to find links mentioned, in this email and along with this weeks , but I could not find the link or direct me whre to look as I dont want to delay starting any further. Hope you can help

    Thanks you for your assistance here

  100. No wonder the past decade flew buy… set myself up real bad with the mindset of “expect nothing and I’ll never be disappointed”. That mindset in itself was a disappointment.

    I Bryan Vail, being of sound mind and body, do hereby pledge to commit to no longer allow myself to be subject to inconsistency, lacl of follow-through and perseverance. I will not stifle my opportunities for growth and improvement and inhibit my access to the miraculous and incredible potential lying inside me, ready to be harnessed, incited and set free, that will lead me expediently in the direction of my greatest dreams, desires and ambitions and allow me to make a PROFOUND difference in my life, the life of my family and the world around me. I do hereby commit to completing my Personal Strategic Plan, as outlined in the Designing The Best 10 Years of Your Life program. I will participate in each installment by reading the posts and participating in each exercise by completing the worksheets.

    Thank you Darren for your generosity.

  101. Subscribed on the 6th and never received anything since the activation confirmation….I’m anxious to get rockin and rollin!!!!!

    [DARREN HARDY] Help is on the way, Kerri!

  102. Hi Darren,

    Love reading your magazine and listening to CDs attached. They are my favourite. I would love to take part in your program but I am not receiving email with worksheets. I tried to re-register but it did not work

    [DARREN HARDY] Forwarded this to, she should be in touch soon!

  103. I subscribed to your “Best 10 years ever” but have never received the downloads or further communication. I even tried to resubscribe but it claims I am already on the list.

    [DARREN HARDY] Don’t worry, Elaine! Sending help. :)

  104. Thank you for this, We need it. My sister and husband are doing it too. I just cried my way through the first 2 pages, its hard but I’m determined to change my life. My commitment pledge is posted on the wall by my computer. I wonder how many people are doing it, maybe at the end you can tell us how many? God Bless everyone on this Journey with us.

  105. I am just getting started on this tonight but I am so looking forward to this. This is something that I have been searching for for a long time. Thank you so much!

  106. I just finished Worksheets 1 & 2 tonight. I get the sense that I’ve been living my life at 50% of capacity. It was hard to look at; a bit painful but encourage at the same time. Encouraging as it is completely within my power to make sure I can “show up” 100% for the next ten years.

  107. Darren,

    May God shown favor for this wonderful goals program you are offering. Thank you for providing the 10 year goal plan. I just got onto it tonight but reading all of the blog feedback it sounds great. I am filled with excitement to get started.

  108. May God bless you! This program is , certainly, “heaven-sent”. In searching the internet for self-help info., I found you. Your introduction was inspirational! My interest is personal and serious. I am anxious to begin my best decade, now!

  109. Hey Darren, can I receive the worksheets I missed?? I received my confirmation e-mail. Even so, I’m lost on how to access the worksheets. I’d really hate to miss any of them.

    [DARREN HARDY] I’d hate to have you miss them! Will send help your way very soon!

  110. I found out about this program last night and it is a God send for my life. I am impatiently waiting to receive my worksheets download so I can go through the entire process! When Darren When?:)

    [DARREN HARDY] Glad you are so excited to begin! The next installment will be sent via email late Tuesday evening (12th) and will include last weeks’ info as well so you won’t have missed a beat!

  111. Hi Darren… we are just coming back from our cruise holiday trip that was planned in summer, I missed the Jan 5th pre-launch material, where can I download the worksheets? thank you very much for this opportunity, I’m sure it will be challenging but also very beneficial, challenging because I drive truck and do not have routine schedule… Thanks JOhan

    [DARREN HARDY] Don’t worry, Johan, you won’t miss a thing! Last weeks’ worksheets will be available with the next installment, emailed late Tuesday evening, as a clickable link at the bottom of the email.

  112. I’ve just completed the form… great experience just in that exercise alone! Thanks for your commitment to helping us grow. I’m looking forward to the next installment!

  113. Darren thank you so much for this program. There is so much I have locked away in my mind, with this structure I will be able to finallly “flush it out” on paper.
    I am beginning to realize how much I have not experienced the God given potential these many years…


  114. Amen to 2010. This is a great way to start a new year, and new ways of reflecting on our lives. I have listened to you in person and greatful to your knowlege of leadership. I look forward to this series of learning all over again who I am, and what I stand for. Thanks Darren, you are truely inspired.

  115. Thank you Darren for your incredible insight and willingness to share it with others! I had an interesting experience completing the Review & Gratitude worksheets. They were HARD to do… harder than I expected. I would find myself filling out each question only about halfway and then stopping not being able to think of anything else, but I pushed myself to fill everything in from start to finish. It was very interesting when I filled in the last blank, that everything was quiet… I hadn’t realized until that moment just how loud my personal “self-talk” is, always second-guessing what I was going to write! It was an incredible moment for me, and I look forward to the next steps. I know it won’t be easy, but I have resolved to push through and through the process will hopefully learn to turn down that loud voice that’s holding me back, and instead get back in touch with the small, still voice. Thank you.

  116. this is excellent – I’ve recommended it to my entire team as well as other committed business people I know.

  117. Darren

    I recieved the first installment and I did not recieve the second installment, please check to see if I’m still listed and registered on the site, thanks David

    [DARREN HARDY] David, hopefully the email is just late, but just in case something else is going on, I’ll forward this to my assistant and she’ll be in touch soon.

  118. Sir, this is really taking me to a deeper depth of thought & reflection. I smell work, but I can’t go into 2010 without a plan. Thanks for this opportunity!

  119. Hey Darren, im from australia i was reffered to you by a business associate of mine who saw you speak at a convetion last month in Anaheim. We’re now going to implement your principles in our team. Setting Goals everyday and finding the reason that drives us to Succeed. Cant wait for the next one..


  120. Hello fellow journeyors! I admit I have not had a chance to read all the comments yet; however, the ones I have have inspired me greatly! Thank you & blessed be! As a Longhaul truck driver, I have been pondering the first assignment. At first I thought the 10 Greatest Acheivements ahould be “work or career” related, but then decided why? All acheivements are worthy and should be given both thanks and acknowledgement. How inspiring!

  121. I have read through the most part of all the comments here and I am glad to see that I am not the only one that feels that their goals have not been met. I will take this journey with everyone here.

    Chad Burden

  122. Hello Darren,
    I registered for this program on Sunday 1/3/10 and I have not received any email or documents to participate with your wonderful program.

    [DARREN HARDY] Delonnie, I’m forwarding this to my assistant, She’ll be able to help you get the previous materials and troubleshoot why you haven’t received anything thus far.

  123. Darren-
    You were at our Beauticontrol Celebration event in August in Dallas – THANK YOU for giving us a copy of your magazine! After that event I sat down with your book & started working through it. However, like you said, it requires commitment & I kinda fell off the boat after the 1st month. THEN I started getting Success magazine & listening to the CD’s in there (how AWESOME is that?!? Thanks for putting those in there!). THEN…I saw the promo for this! Yes…that 2×4 hit me hard on the head! The exciting thing for me (I think) is that I “reviewed” my August goals in relation to the goals I set for 2010. They are still the same & on track. Im excited/nervous/scared/intrigued to start this program. My life (and my family’s) is not where I wanted it to be so by being part of the top 3% I can’t wait to see how it changes. I forwarded the email onto my hubby and pray that he will join me on this journey! Thanks for giving back!

  124. To say thank You Darren is not enough to match our hearts and the feeling of a trusted opened hand. One who gives for your benefit is the definition of a neighbor as the book of truth defines it.
    Darren, shortly after my Ordination I was sought out to be offered Imperial Knighthood. I just want to say that although whats in my heart had some to do with arriving at these destinations, just like the Day I married my God given wife and the first and second time I became a Father, though I thought that I would miraculously receive every thing I need to know about these precious positions! Guess what I learned? My expectation though positive was not available that way.” And So” as they say in Italy, ALORA! Positions,destinations, are one thing. But fulfilling them is another. I seek to do everything by” the Rock” (devine direction). So I set my heart on things above, that the desires of my heart be provided. To fulfill the greatest commandment and second would be more productive if I were able to fine tune my Time and Life. ALORA! Here I am! Count me in on the top 3%! Because as high as the heavens are above the earth so are my ways above the 3% says the L.Y.G. I thank God for this baby step! And my opened hand to beyond will be here too!
    Prosperity and health to all who sew it,( the works of the heart). Though it is offered to everyone.
    We are at the start of gaining skills to receive treasure, only be courageous AND PLAY FULLOUT. To Your outcome! In 2010. Lets Do it!

  125. I truly appreciate all you are doing here for me in providing this opportunity. I look forward to learning with you and know this is what I have needed for a long time. Thank you very much.


  126. First day of 2010 for me , hope its not to late to turn this around. Thanks forsharing with ue.

  127. Thanks for a great first session. I enjoyed the worksheets way more than I expected and feel really proud of myself. I’ve had a rough few years personally and this exercise helped me to see how much I’ve done that I can be proud of.

  128. Happy New Year!

    Psalm 65:11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. (King James Bible)

    Psalm 65:11 You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance. (New Living Translation Bible)

    Pslam 65:11 You crown the year with your goodness, and richness overflows wherever you are. (God’s Word Translation)

    Yes this in the Bible as I was praying to God on New Years Day asking him about 2010 and he took me there. That has been the most profound Bible verse for me. As I join the Desgining the Best 10 years of my life, I am thankful for the wisdom that God has given us and thankful to Darren for the seeds he is planting.

  129. I am 81 years old,do you think I am to old to start the course ? It sounds like something I need. (actually needed 50 years ago) If i am not too far gone please tell me how to get started. Thanks Cecil

    [DARREN HARDY] You are NEVER too old! You can subscribe to the program by entering you email address in the box above on the right hand side of the page. I’ll also have the previous materials sent to you so you can get started asap. :)

  130. I want to thank you so much the what you are doing for me and give this program out so that me and everyone who use it will have the best life. Every thing you do has help me so much and I look forward to working with you

  131. I signed up for this course several weeks ago and have not received any downloads like others. I am super excited to get started. Can you please have someone send them to me?

    Thank you!!!

    [DARREN HARDY] Will do, Jason!

  132. For those of you who are not receiving the downloads, the same happened to me yesterday. Email and she will send them to you. :) And to EVERYONE who has weighed in their feelings about this adventure we are all embarking on – I just want to say WOW! I am so proud of us! I have read EVERYONE’S comments and I am so totally psyched to be apart of this amazing group of people all coming together to make changes in their lives singley and as one body. My husband and I felt isolated, struggling with all our challenges of owning a commercial real estate business for the past 21 years; always searching, always reading. Like one of you said, we started receiving Success Magazine over a year ago; not sure who sent us the subscription, but thanks to them, we have been hooked eversince. I am so encouraged to read all the high energy and honest comments being shared and look forward to being apart of this amazing group of people who are anxious, excited, nervous and determined to make a shift change in the lives. And thank you to Darren Hardy who is giving this gift to us all!

  133. Hi Darren. Thank you for sharing with us your success program. I am very grateful to God for using you in a very special to bring encouragement to many people around the world including me. I got the first download already and can’t wait for the second one. My life has a new sense of direction now and was energized to strive for the best this year…Thank you for your unselfishness and looking forward to finish the program.

  134. I am grateful to have found this program. It has arrived at a crucial time in my life, as I am in transition from teaching to what I plan to do next. Thank you Darren. I look forward to gaining the full benefit from this program, as it will enable me to finally make the plan, work the plan, and achieve my goals.

  135. Darren,
    As I sat down to list the 10 biggest milestones of the past 10 years, I struggled at first. However once I got rolling, I was amazed with all of the things I had accomplished over the past ten years. This is an eye opener and I am more excited for having made the commitment to do this program and looking forward to what lies ahead in the next ten as I plan it out.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  136. Darren, I know this is going to be a personal and emotional roller coaster ride for me, but I am ready to take the plunge! Thank you for all you do.

  137. i have sent this out to everyone I know, time is now to create a plan to take charge of our lives! Millionaires of tomorow will be made in this recesion and I believe come from Programs like this. thanks for making this available I think you will change the lives of many!

    [DARREN HARDY] Thank you Tad, you will be helping a lot of people… and may appear in their testimonial 5, 10 years from now. Thanks for passing along.

  138. Waiting for new post 😀 this is wonderful. Darren Thank you for give this to us for FREE. Is your time, your knowledge.

    For that reason you are a successful man.

    Thank you Again.


  139. Thank you so much for putting this program together! I look forward to Designing the Best 10 Years of My Life!

    Take care and I look forward to working through this with everyone!

  140. Darren,

    I have been pumped about this since you first started mentioning it a few weeks back. I signed up for everything but am disappointed to say I never received the downloads. How can I get those.
    I really need this in my life.


    [DARREN HARDY] I will have someone send them to you Jeremy if they haven’t already. It will also be in the next update which will go out tonight (Thurs).

  141. Now that I have started on this wonderful journey, I am excited about arriving at our destiny as well as who I become during the journey. I have found that filling the forms is not easy as I needed to really dig down deep on some of the questions to complete all of the blanks & even then, I had some I had to leave partially completed. Since “We become what we think about” – Napoleon Hill; let us think about success.

  142. Hi Darren,
    Happy New Year

    i am international 12 issue subscriber of the success mag and i received the Dec 09 issue. I am awaiting the Jan 2010 issue.

    I want to order the issue which had the pic of richard branson ..where do i get the order link?

  143. Hi, I have not received any forms yet

    [DARREN HARDY] John, I’ll have my assistant contact you asap to get you all caught up.

  144. Darren the things that I’m most proud of this past year, 1. I quit smoking 2. Becareful what you wish for you just may get it! and 3. starting my journey of self improvement

    [DARREN HARDY] Those are BIG ones Penny! Bravo!!

  145. […] If you are not serious about doing the above and will not seriously commit to the process, I recommend not even starting. Slip back into the herd; no one will even notice. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE […]

  146. Hi Darren, i received all your emails, i click on the download worksheet1, and nothing happens

    [DARREN HARDY] Oscar, I’ll have my assistant contact you . She will be able to get you the worksheet.

  147. Dear Mr. Hardy,I remember I was 10or 11 falling in love before I really fell in love for the first time… I discovered in my father’s bookcase an English book , it was a manual teaching how to learn English. I became passionately in love with this polysemantic language full of poetry, meaning and melody showing me chances, opportunities and dreams I didn t know I could dare to have. This language gave the courage to follow the dream and out of a defector,a paria, to inspire others to dream again maybe for the first time. Yes, I am forever grateful to my father who put that old “I learn English” book just enough visible ,so I could be an example, a responsability ,an open road and a dreamer for those who would adventure into thin air. Thank you, sir, always yours,Andrei Alex

  148. Darren, thank you for giving us this chance to make some significant changes to our lives. I printed out the worksheets and am going through it all now, and some of it really is making me think! It’s hard, but it’s definitely making me think.

  149. TOTALLY AWESOME. Thanks Darren for your heart and wisdom you are sharing with us. I am confident this will bless many of us and help us grow spiritually
    and mentally. God bless you and your family.

  150. Success Magazine showed up in our mailbox 2 years ago. I did not subscribe to it…I think it was fate. Since then, my husband and I have read several books that have been recommended and made great efforts to live our lives successfully. We have each made changes, but this course is the answer we have been looking for!! We cannot wait to begin this new journey and we sincerely thank you for the opportunity!!

  151. Thank you Darren for providing such a wonderful service and magazine. While I am looking to expand my boundaries (and believe that this will certainly help), I’m currently grateful that I have a good job and a roof over my head, when many others are not nearly as lucky.

  152. Darren, Thanks for making this program available. I’m excited about making some significant and meaningful changes for 2010 and beyond. You asked for us to share some victories. I have one that is meaningful to me and I hope will encourage someone else reading these posts. A little over a year ago my mom-in-law lost her battle with colon cancer. It hit me really hard and over the course of several months I realized I was suffering from depression. Not wanting to take medication, I decided that with God’s help, I had to take control of my attitude. A steady daily diet of scripture, Success magazine, the CD’s as well as other inspiring motivators helped me to turn my life around. Instead of dread and dispair my life is hopeful and optimistic. Thank you for being a tool that has been used to influence my life.

  153. I just printed my worksheet #1 and my pledge. I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I looked over the sheets and honestly, I told myself that this is going to be hard but it’s going to be good! Thanks Darren, this is exactly what I need!

  154. Darren

    Thanks so much for your effort and energy on this project. Recently I just read The System That Never Fails by Clement Stone… in that work he introduces George Severance who created the ‘success indicator’ he called the Social Recorder. Kind of like a truth serum for how we spend our time. Anyway, I created my own version in XL and together with your worksheet I can see that time is of the essence and that I’ve wasted precious amounts it. Very disturbing! But at the same time hopeful. Good work carry on the mission of this truly gifted man… Mr. Stone…



  155. Doing these worksheets was harder than I thought. It was hard to realize I let 10 years slip by on some of my goals. But… it was amazing to realize how much I did accomplish. It helped me appriciate all I’ve gone through and how some amazing things happened in the last year of the past 10. It was like seeing myself sliding into home plate.

    I’m ready for this. It’s the perfect time to have this program to come along.
    Thanks Darren for putting this out!

  156. Darren,
    I am very excited and committed to this program. I have share the link with a lot of people. I hope they take advantage of it. If not I will continue to be a positvie influence in their lives as I have been in the past. I am ready to be the messenger of Success. Thank You.

  157. Its amazing how much time I spent avoiding thinking about things like these. Its so much easier to just pick up a video game, plop in front of the TV, or aimlessly surf the web for hours instead of spending 15 minutes dedicated to introspection.

    Thank you again for providing a vehicle for this incredibly crucial experience. I’m in for the long haul.

  158. If your afraid to fail you will never succeed! My mind has became a sponge taking in all i can ! THANK YOU

  159. Dear Darren,
    my gratitude for ur efforts for the millions….i am excited to begin the program….”stay committed “is my motto now…

  160. I am so EXCITED about this! I really appreciate you taking the time to teach this and for FREE….Wow! what a gift and I hope the blessing you’ve given to us goes back to you 100 fold. This is AWESOME!

    Your the Best!

  161. Just completed the first round! After several sittings and ponderings. Was tough to fill in all the lines, but done! Good time of reflection and looking to the future!

  162. Darren,
    Thank you for your commitment to the success of others. You are truly a leader.

  163. Best lesson I’ve learned is that, when you opt to seek for a lesson to be learned, you can find it, in virtually anything. You can find it in past failures, successes, situations. Just look for cause and effect and always keep an open mind, you might make the wrong assumptions.

    Good luck to everyone attending! (Of course YOU know, it’s not about luck is it… so make that decision to follow through the entire program)

    – Frans

  164. In the past decade, I had health issues (Leukemia) and the economic crisis hit me with loss of employment. I working on improving my health and now have a new direction to head for my career. I have to say the past decade has been by far the worst of my life. You can’t imagine the importance this program will have in my life moving forward. I will enjoy the process and thank you for your generosity.

  165. I got my first installment. Looking forward to it. I need something to push me and get me going in the right direction.

    Thank You

  166. I am thankful to God first and foremost for giving me the insight and wisdom to seek a higher level of achievement for myself and others. I thank you for offering this program and I look forward to achieving and accomplishing life changing goals.

  167. Thanks for providing an editable PDF – working at a PC throughout the day, this makes working on this very easy!

  168. I’m grateful to all the inspirational people (and to God) who inspired me to start my first business 7 years ago (garden design, installation & maintenance.)
    A lesson I learned 7 years ago: I was afraid to put my first advertisement for my business in the paper and get started because I thought that everyone would ask me how much experience I had in the business I was in and they’d find out they were my first client(s.) At some point I took the leap of faith and did it and found out that I was worried for no good reason…noone asked me how long I was in business or how much experience I had.
    So I learned to just take the step forward into new things and handle things as they come, to have faith. Feel the fear and do it anyway!

  169. Thank you! I can’t wait to get started. I know it will be a life changing experience for me and for so many more people. I have signed up twice and have not recieved any material. Looking forward to the hard work.

    [DARREN HARDY] Michelle, I’ll get someone on this to get you the materials and the info to make sure you are all set for the rest of the program.

  170. I’m just wondering what to do because my worksheet isn’t downloading properly. We have an older version of Microsoft Word–from 1983-1999.
    Any suggestions?

    [DARREN HARDY] Rhea, I’ll have the PDF emailed directly to you. Hopefully that works so you can get started!

  171. Darren, You exemplify living the Lord’s words: “Give and it will be given back to you.”

    My wife and I are most grateful for our victory in 2009 in becoming TOTALLY debt-free (including our home) following Dave Ramsey’s baby steps (just a fancy way of saying “goals”). We now have the priveledge of teaching and encouraging others to do the same.

    There is a powerful spiritual freedom when one stops “needing” the new car, bigger house, etc. We look forward to designing the next 10 years and implementing all the great ideas that come when you don’t have the weight of PAYMENTS!!!!

    God bless you and your work!

  172. What a great gift you have given!! Thank you so much for your work and commitment to this… Excited about Beginning Again in 2010!

  173. Can’t wait to get started. Why I have waited so long in my life to start this journey is beyond me. Thanks for doing this.

  174. I am thankful that God has done a work of healing and deliverance in me, in that he has set me free from Depression. He has continued to bless me in so many ways I never dreamed of. Thank you, God!

  175. I wanted to declear my committment to the next eight weeks. I want change, need change and believe this is going to help unlock latent potential deep with in. I love the following statement from Darren: “The very process of setting goals (deciding what you want based on what you lack and don’t have) can focus your attention and powerful mind on your scarcity and shortcomings. To set your creative power in a positive direction, you have to be mindful of the wealth, abundance and prosperity you already enjoy in order to see, attract and capture more of it. You will need to operate from an attitude of abundance, not scarcity. Focusing solely on what you don’t have actually turns your creative power against you.” Im signing my commitment pledge now.

  176. I am so excited to start this session and I feel it will make the biggest change in my life. Thank you so much in advance.

  177. Hey all,
    For some of you having issues w/ receiving the documents make sure you sign up with the RSS feed of the blog in addition to the email. My documents were attached to when I received my rss feed. Also, don’t subscribe through Make sure you sign up through
    Best of luck to you all and lets have some fun on this ride!

  178. Looking forward to accepting this challenge and joining this community. Hello to all my fellow goal and success seekers!

  179. I tried several times to register. I have read the posts about issues with the emails. I am checking with my It department, but mothing yet. Any other way to obtain them?

    [DARREN HARDY] Of course, Tom! I’ll forward this along and get you the materials asap.

  180. Darren,

    Thanks so much for offering this great program. I’m committed and I brought 4 others along this journey with me. Let’s go 2010!

  181. As I embark on this exciting journey, my very first step was to sign the pledge, make several copies, and post it throughout my house (my office, bedroom mirror, bathroom mirror, and one in my wallet).

    Now the fun begins – I am off for a major dose of reflection and gratitude.

  182. Thanks for this program, Daren, but I still haven’t recieved your email yet. Is anyone else having this problem?

  183. darren,

    you are a GOD to me!!! Thank you for all that you do. Will this 8 week program also be in the book, design your best year ever?

  184. Darren, I am so excited to begin this journey. I know that the next 10years need to be different than the previous and it will happen, I just have to put the work in to do it. Why do we continue to slip out of the Gratitude mindset and into what we don’t have? So frustrating to me. Thanks for making this available to all.

  185. Darren,

    Your heart is large and that is what has gotten me excited about running all the way with you on this.
    Downloaded and working on my worksheet as I type. It has been busy in the office to give me the time to finish my worksheet.

    Thanks a million for being all that you are.

    Have a god one

  186. Well, I just finished Worksheets #1 & #2. Here’s some of what I’ve learned: definitely shows that I had no real plan for my life last year, er, um, I mean for the last TEN years. No direction means no real answers to fill in the blanks! Had to go back and do some real soul searching. Sometimes when I look back I just get real tired thinking about all the time that has been “wasted”. I truely hope that I can not only get my life together and find some direction for the future, I hope I can glean some valuable lessons from the past as I look towards that future. I have great confidence in Mr. Hardy, just lack a little faith in myself. Started doing many things in the past similar to this and never really followed through. Wonder where I’ll be ten years from now and what I’ll be saying then?!? Thanks yet another chance to get on track! Can’t wait to see where we all are at the end of eight weeks.

  187. Thank you Darren for this amazing opportunity to take responsibility for the next 10 years of my life! I believe that having an exact plan to follow is crucial to my success. I’m very grateful for your willingness to share your secrets for success with anyone who wants to take action. I will be a good student!

  188. Hi Darren, I got the email, downloaded and filled it out and signed it.- Now what? Do we send it to you? It was very illuminating to me having to reflect on the last 10 years, and forcing myself to consider the next decade. Time goes so quickly!

  189. The best thing to come out of these first exercises was the realization that the greatest gift in my life (besides a healthy, happy family and a future with plenty of room to grow) is the fact that I get to be who I want to be. I have the power, the vision, and the circumstances that allow me to be who I *choose* to be, and I’m not limited by other people or external laws or forces in any way. Simple, yet immense in impact.

    Thanks, Darren!

    [DARREN HARDY] Good for you Maria!! That is one of the most incredible realizations you can get your arms around. Nothing can hold you back now!

  190. Darrin,

    I feel soooo blessed to have this amazing chance to work with you on my life!!! I admire you and your success and when I saw you in December I was on the edge of my seat!! Thank you from the bottom of my soul for this chance!! I have all the people that I work closely with all involved including my spouse! We are ready for this! God Bless!

    Your the BEST!

  191. Finished the first installment. It really gives you a perspective of so many things to be thankful for and what we are lacking, can’t wait for what’s next…

  192. This program has me focused and excited on the new years potential. I have yet to receive any materials such as the “Commitment Pledge” or anything else. i have signed up 2 times so far. Is there anything else I need to do to start receiving the materials?

    [DARREN HARDY] TJ, did you activate the subscription by clicking on the link emailed to you by Feedburner? I’ll have my assistant get in touch with you to get you the materials and help troubleshoot the issue.

  193. I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the e-mail last night and checked this morning but I didn’t receive anything? Was there some kind of hiccup?

    Looking forward to the journey with the other 3%!

  194. SO looking forward to this!!!!!!! I guess this makes up for no SUCCESS Syposium this year… lol 😉

    Thanks, Darren!!!! :)

  195. Darren – this is awesome – Thank you. I have been a fan of yours since I was introduced to the Success Magazine through FreeLife International. I read your fabulous magazine – it is a must read for everyone who wants to join the top 3% -I listen religiously to the bonus CD – another great addition to the magazine. I passed the information to friends and business people whom I believe will benefit from it as much as I did. Cannot think you enough. Marie Brown

  196. The exercise was eye-opening and the questions were very thought provoking. I am thankful for many things and overall I maintain focus and balance….so I thought. In answering these questions, I see how important it will be sticking to this course and my plan. Thank you for offering this to us Darren!


  198. Just completed the first worksheets…WOW. I can’t believe how I’ve let 10 YEARS go by without taking the reigns. Kind of shocking to be honest so now I’m more fueled then ever to ACTION and *creating* my BEST life! So thankful and grateful for this opportunity Darren. You’ve really opened up my eyes…
    Excited and committed!
    thank you…

    [DARREN HARDY] Isn’t it amazing! Even though I wrote all the questions, I am filling them out with all of you as you do it for myself. Even I am surprised to learn what I had forgotten, what I did complete and what I now remember neglecting. Tough work, but what it unearths is so very important.

  199. Thanks. I received my first email today. I’m looking forward to a year filled with potential and possibility. With Gratitude. Linda

  200. Thanks, Darren. You are the best. I see you are walking in the great steps that Jim Rohn left for you… He and you both have had such a profound impact on my life. I love Success Magazine and can’t wait to send you my Success story one day!

  201. I would have never taken the time to do this one year ago, Fill out 4 papers to figure out what my goals were I always said I will do it later that was before …It was a year ago that I signed up for Bill Phillip’s Transformation Challenge I completed the Challenge on 9 May so filling in the information for the past year was not as challenging as the past 10 years…I needed to think on those answers a little more…I am so excited to be a part of this community that you have provided for us Darren..This will be a wonderful tool I can use to equip me to be even more successful in my 2nd Transformation Challenge round with Bill Phillips….I acheived so much personal Success Last year I am so excited to see where my journey will take me this year!! Thank you Darren I look forward to your Mentoring this year!!!

  202. I am grateful for several things; my family, my education, my freedom, my job!! The list goes on. I look forward to the journey, but mostly I want to take ACTION this time, not just do the readings and the writings.

  203. I just printed my responses to Worksheet 1! WOW! I feel so blessed. Thanks for this assignment. I look forward to the next one. Blessings to you Darren.

  204. I LOVE IT! Thank you so very much Darren for sharing such a valuable thing with us. As for being FREE, it definitely is NOT FREE in the sense that we do have to spend something; something moer valuable than money. We need to spend our time & time is one commodity that when it is spent, it is gone forever. We exchange our valuable time for something. Be it material, emotional, or whatever, we exahange our time for it. Designing the Best 10 Years will be an investment of time that will reap a windfall of returns for us, our families, our friends & everyone with who our lives impact (& that is a lot of people).
    Thank you so much for your committeement to us. We now owe it to you to make your committment of time a valuable investment for you.

  205. Darren, I received my email last evening but it had no downloads with it. Not sure why. Is it my computer? I am anxious to get started. Thanks for your help.

  206. Just completing the first worksheet has given me A LOT of insight! One thing I’ve learned is that I need to be more proactive – I tend to be reactive. One of my best traits (being very laid back) can also be one of my worst traits.

    I think I didn’t fully realize that until I was working through the worksheet. A light kind of came on and I thought: There’s a time to lay back, but there’s also a time to stand up and stand out!

    I’m loving this, thanks! – Joi (Self Help

  207. I am grateful for many things, my life, my husband, my dog(s), my friends, my future — this seminar, my business coach and if I had to list my most grateful thing for the last 50 years — I am grateful that I realized my lifelong goal of attaining a pilot’s license. I am grateful for the privilege of being a pilot. I too signed the Commitment pledge today and look forward to the journey!

  208. Darren, thanks for helping me focus on “My Best Year Ever”. I’ve ordered your book and have started to apply some of the simple principles that you have introduced. I look forward to the next 8 weeks!! Again, thank you.


  209. Darren,

    Great project, I am looking forward to this – fully committed. I too have not received any emails except this one. Checked the spam folder as well. Hoping it comes soon or you resent.

  210. Darren:

    Thanks for the opportunity, I turn 60 years young this year and look forward to the opportunity to reinvent myself for the next ten years. Look forward to taking the journey with you. Thanks


  211. Ready to roll on this but receive a ” corrupted file ” message each time I try to open the first worksheet. Have had no trouble with other files.

    [DARREN HARDY] Sorry to hear that, Jean. I’ll have the PDF sent directly to you asap.

  212. Darren,
    it is hard to believe that you offered to be a mentor to all of us strangers…I am so grateful and pleased … Jim Rohn’s tapes are with me for the last couple of weeks; they usually put me back on the map … and then your program came along…what a coincidence or is it a sign from the Universe? Well, I appreciate all your help and feel indebted to you! YOU CARRY YOUR MENTOR’S TORCH WITH PRIDE AND HONOR…
    To the best 10 years ever!

  213. I’m still unable to open the pdf download. I tried clearing my download files, turning my computer off and on, checked preferences–all to no avail. I have downloaded other things from (information about the book) without a problem. Any thoughts anyone???? I really want to participate. HELP!

  214. Darren,
    I’m looking forward to these next weeks! I love it that you started your posts with being grateful…what a great way to open. Two years ago I lost everything: my business (I was a mortgage broker), my fiance, my home, my life as I had known it for years. After the shock and pain subsided I started doing what you and others have said to do, make a list of everything you have to be grateful for and remind yourself each day of these things, and so I did. As I gave thanks to God for all that I still had, family, friends, faith, a (truck that ran!) God began to pour out blessings into my life! Today I have a lovely home, good job, still have that truck, many new friends, and extreme joy. I am truely blessed. I think you are doing an awesome job and I thank you for this opportunity to dig deeper and go higher.

  215. I am excited about this program. Over the past several years I have been on this journey for growth and personal fulfilment to to benefit just myself but my family, friends and the world at large. I am familiar with the concepts but am extremely excited by this program that I believe will help me to put into practice this knowledge. Faith without works is dead. Thank you. I am happy to be a part of this group.

  216. Darren,
    I discovered after reading everyone’s comments I misunderstood the process. However, all I can say after finishing the first assignment is WOW! What a thought provoking assignment. I must confess, I found it quite easily to come up with the negative things that happened, yet had to really think and ponder on some of the other questions (that was a teachable moment). I’m looking forward to the next assignment.

    Thanks so much!

  217. Darren please help,
    upon completion of the first assignment I didn’t know what to do, so I clicked the tab to share my document live and was sent to a new screen to create a pdf account. I assumed I needed to create this account, however, after doing so I pushed a button to continue to login, but that totally closed me out of my internet and lost the worksheet I had completed. Did my worksheet get sent, or do I need to start over again?

  218. wowwo i just got your email this morning at 3 am ty u so much for taking the time to show me the light . i filled out the paper work with my wife by my side she did one and i did one . i also told like 5 of my close friend about this and they love it too .

  219. Darren!

    Thank you so much for doing it. I’ve completed Personal Power II by Tony Robbins about 1.5 years ago, and it really helped me to achieve my goals. I kinda stopped doing planning about half a year ago, and your program is going to give me a major power boost. Besides, it is always much better to work with a coach, then with pre-recorded audio seminar.

    Thank you again,

  220. I can finally comment, I just finished filling out my worksheet No. 1! Wow I was terrified listing the bad habbits I had/have.

  221. Darren:

    Just after having to cease operations and file bankruptcy for the company that I founded in 2004, this is a miracle for me. How did I get to where I am and where am I going from here? I can recite all of the business and market reasons, but can I see deep in myself to truly understand?

    Thank you for this program. I will respect the effort taken to create it and make the most of it.

  222. Hi Darren – i read and listen to the success CDs religiously everyday and you’ve truly inspired me to become more and improve all areas of my life and you’ve taught me not to settle for mediocrity in the coming years. What better way to design not just the next 12 months but the next 120 months…..i simply can’t wait to unravel and map out the life I want for me and my love ones.

    Thanks for all you do!

    Mike G.

  223. God created us all with the ability to be great. But it is up to us to do the work to be great. I thank you for guiding us so that we my reach our full potential.

  224. Im loving this already! I have discovered some really important things in life already. I know that God is my base and strength. My kids are my driving force. And all in all I have a roof over my head, food on the table and a family that loves each other. When the day is over that is what really matters.

    I am confident that this course will be life changing and am so very thankful that I am in the right place at the right time. Thank you for offering it to us.

  225. Darren, as a recent avid reader of Success, just your monthly Publisher’s letter alone is life changing. I can only imagine how powerful this Program will be. Thank you for offering this wonderful opportunity!

  226. I am thankful for this timely, wonderful gift and very excited to begin. It is fun and gratifying to sense everyone reflecting, focusing and creating. Truly a gift to us individually, our families, friends,….. The World!!! Heeeeeeeere weeeeeeeee gooooooo!!

  227. Darren that was intense I just completed the assignment pages this last hour. Started with the signing of my personal declaration of freedom from fear with the commitment page.
    Than thought to start page one, of the assignment but could not stop the questions “DREW” me into some really “POWERFUL” and challenging reflections, some I am not so proud of and some are really tremendous. Thank you, can hardly wait till Thursday night.
    Blessings and Prosperity be yours today.

  228. Well we are off and running. I can tell you that this is a little scarry but exciting at the same time. It is hard to open those toy boxes you speak of because I have forgotten what I so carefully hid in them to protect it from the “real world.” So, I take a deep breath and step off towrad a new existence.

  229. I am thankful for Christ who is the head of my life. My wonderful family, the roof over my head, the clothes on my back, the food I eat and the car that gets me back and forth to work. I am also thankful for the opportunity to go through this course and look forward to the next 8 weeks as I uncover dreams and desires that never had the opportunity to present themselves in the past decade.

  230. I’m So Excited to begin this journey and weekly session with you Darren. I’m planning on seeing Great changes in my life as a single mother and setting a step above for my adult children. May they too hook on and see what I’ve just discovered in viewing this and making a difference, yes, even at 48yrs old. Thank you for offering this opportunity to us. God Bless

  231. This program comes at the right time in my life. I have been dying to do something about my future but I needed direction. Thanks to Darren I feel extremely confident that I can create a new legacy…

  232. Just completed the gratitude worksheet- that was intense! It really asks you to go deep and be completely honest with yourself. I am going to reccomend this program to all of my friends who value personal and professional growth- Thanks Darren! Success Mag rocks!

    [DARREN HARDY] Good for you Alan… for going there!!

  233. A Shout Out To The Top 3 Percent! I am very excited to be a part of this process and want to say thank you for being so faithful in your contribution here and with Success Magazine as a whole. Again, Thank You.

    I used to wonder why the other 97% of people can’t (as Jim Rohn said) “be bothered with this stuff”. I mean this used to bother me and keep me up nights…..then I heard the answer from Jim: “WE DON’T KNOWWWWWWWW”

    Some will, some won’t…but as for us, we can and we will !

  234. I was diagnosed, treated and have been cancer free for thirteen years. I felt that the experience was a lesson in life and I have lived my life with a new outlook. I have tried to put goals into place but fell short in completing them. I am so thrilled that you have offered this program for all of us to succeed in living the life we should be living. I look forward to writing you again at the end of this program and share all that I have accomplished. Thank you for your generousity in sharing your knowledge with all of us.

    With Much Gratitude, Barb

  235. Darren,
    I have complete confidence that this course you are so generously sharing with us is going to be a most amazing ride, and will result in many amazing outcomes for each of us involved.

    At the start of this new year, I have overwhelming gratitude for these things:
    -the presence of God in my life as the captain of my ship
    -a fearless personality that has chosen (with training over time!) to see opportunity instead of challenge
    -emotional strength to shed unhealthy relationships and walk away without anger and instead taking the good lessons learned in the process to be better equipped to apply those lessons in upcoming relationships
    -the knowledge that I am on the right path, and am now looking forward to accelerating my movement along that path exponentially!

    This is just a small sample :-) Again, I am excited and eager to join you for the duration of this course. Blessings to you and yours!

  236. Hello Darren, Thank You does not begin to be enough for what you are sharing with all of us. Imagine what this world could be like if everyone functioned from the basis of generosity and desire to help and give to others as you are to us!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Shawna C.

  237. I have just printed the first set of homework and ready to go at it. Thanks again Darren I just know this will help me achieve my goals.

    Jennie P.

  238. Everyone, I also had a problem. The email is comes from as Darren mentioned from FeedBurner Email Subscriptions. My email went directly into my Spam Folder. Once you receive this email your not done. You must click on the link!! Then and only then will you start to receive information.

    Darren I want to thank you for being such an inspirational person in my life!
    Here is to 2010 \_/ \_/ my friend.

    Thomas E.

  239. I am grateful for having wonderful parents who taught me the value of hard work & committment. I am grateful for my fabulous wife & great children & I am grateful for having the freedom to worship as I please.
    Designing the Best 10 Years of My Life WILL bring untold rewards not only to me, but also to all of those people whose life & touch & will touch.

  240. Darren thank you for doing this. I look forward to following this program and pulling out the dreams and ides that having lying dormant on the inside!

  241. Thank you Darren for this wonderful program. I am committed to follow through & play full out.

    Best of success to everyone!

    P.S. Success Magazine is really value for money. Go subscribe it now! :)

  242. Darren:
    Thank you. You were my upline when we were a part of TPN. You have always been an inspiration to me and many others. Thank you for sharing this very important information and the contribution you have made to many of us. Thank you also for
    bringing back Success Magazine….it is better than ever! You are a great mentor.
    I am excited about this program. Happy New Year! In gratitude, Jordan

  243. This is an awesome opportunity. Thank you!
    My wife and I have handed out subscriptions as gifts to friends and family.
    I am thinking of getting a second subscription for our house. :)
    The CD’s are GREAT.
    I am truly looking forward to walking down this path of designing the best yet.
    We are very grateful for the opportunity.
    All the best Darren.

  244. Im grateful for my son and family.Im a single mother with a vision and it is my faith in God that keeps me going and knowing thay my dreams are shaping into my reality,So I am gratefull that God has giving me the grace to have a happy,hopeful,faith filled heart.And I am committed to making 2010 one of the best yr ever.

  245. First,
    Thank You Darren.. This program is my one of my commitments to change, falling under the “go to more seminars” category. Thanks for making it easy for us.

    I pledge to commit and follow this program to the letter.

    Good luck to everyone, hope you find what your looking for.

    Marc Stewart, Custom LA

  246. Well, that took a while to do, but boy what a great start! I found it a little sad how much easier it was for me to come up with the negatives but struggled with the positives. While I had thought I was getting much better about that, it sure opened my eyes that there’s a lot more work to do! Thanks so much for this program! Can’t wait for the next installment!

  247. Haven’t gotten the e-mail either, but want to thank you for this great opportunity! Look forward to a great year and and awesome decade!

  248. The really cool thing about this program compared to the others is this blog! It’s cool to be part of a CLASS!! I love reading everyone’s thoughts, concerns and excitement. WOW! WE ARE NOT ALONE ANYMORE!!!!!! Yeah!! Maybe that’s why we are ALL going to make it this time!

  249. A big lesson I’ve learned is that pessimism and optimism are both contagious. No one can make you feel a certain way- only you have the ability.

  250. Thank you so much Darren for this program. Just by having designed my life-plan for 10 years with your help made me feel a conqueror of myself a bit. I was not the person who writes new year’s resolutions for the belief that all days are the same. But having stuck somewhere in my life having the goals without the direction, I guess it’s now time to give myself a break for a change. After one year let us see how it works with me.
    You may see a fully committed person from someone who had been sick of it all. That was me. Our roads crossed this particular moment because you have something that I need. For this I am so much grateful. Thank you and God bless!

  251. I’m very excited and grateful for this opportunity. I received the e-mail with the first worksheet download, but when I open the pdf in preview, it just disappears. The download completes and goes to my desktop, opens briefly (long enough for me to see the first page–less than a second) in preview but then immediately closes the entire thing down.

    Any computer whizzes out there know why this is happening or have any suggestions for me? I’m on a Mac OS X version 10.4.10.

    Thank you!

  252. I had an opportunity to hear Darren Hardy speak at a convention recently. and it was amazing!! I am in the public eye and even though I guide people and help them. I am looking for to this incredible journey with everyone to learn more as i move on with my future!!

    Thank you so much Darren!!


  253. Thanks so much for this opportunity! I just finished today’s download. Just taking the time to think about the last ten years and the last year was amazing and eye opening. The reflection is good. Again, thanks so so much, I am excited about the future and this exercise tonight has motivated me to focus and to correct some things.

  254. hello Darren

    I am excited about the growth I will experience while doing this program. Only 3 percent!!!!!! That is wonderful to know. What an elite group you have. Let’s rock n roll, or lock n load, if you prefer. Growth is what I want.

    Thank you for doing this for free. Thank you for giving back!

    Sheila S.

  255. Darren,
    I just signed my commitment pledge to this program!
    I know all about setting goals, thinking positive, expecting the best, etc… but never really achieved the results I’ve dreamed off.

    This program will be the foundation to my “Turning Point” as you elaborated in your previous issue of Success Magazine.
    Thank you so much!

    Jales Mello
    California – USA

  256. Yes!:D:D I have received the first awesome worksheet.

    Thank you Darren.

    This great opportunity every body must appreciate.

  257. I know this is something I have needed all my life. Thank you so very much for helping so many people.

  258. Darren, I first hear you on the Success CDs from the magazine. I then heard you speak live in Anaheim at the ACN International event. I agreed with several people in attendance, your talk was worth the price of admission for the entire event. I am very excited about what you have instore for all of us who are will to be the 3%. I am very sorry about your lose of Jim Rohn. His talks on the Success CDs are wonderful.

  259. Thanks Darren, it’s really wonderful. I have just seen the worksheet, it’s an opportunity i can’t afford to miss. I see it changing my life and those of my family members. Please can i order success magazine from Nigeria?. Once again thanks a million and God bless.

  260. This is gonna be good! I’m ready to take the steps to become the person I know I can become. Let the fun (and work) begin!

  261. I have not set goals for about 15 years. When I first started my business some 35 years ago I lived with my goals night and day; then as financial success crept up on me I became lazy. Now I am ready to redesign my life and I am excited about doing this process with you. I know that it will be very succesful. Thank you for awakening the thrill of goal setting again.

  262. Darren, Thank you so much for your generosity.
    The Law of Attraction is strong…it brought you to me.
    I am a single mother of 2 incredible children, and we are survivors of domestic violence. My children are a blessing. They keep me going and show me what real courage is every day.

    As a result of this situation, I have had to walk away from a VERY successful career (that i loved), friends, home, our entire life. I have started a new company in a completely different field and have immersed myself in learning. This year I have decided to make it happen! To believe that I can achieve all my wildest dreams and that I indeed am worthy of these dreams! Instead of looking at what I have lost I am trying to look at this as a second chance. I get to get to try something else with my life. All the doors are open to me and I really have nothing to lose. I have everything to gain.

    I have very limited funds and could never afford to take one of these courses. What a gift this is. I opened myself up to possibility, and you were Tweeted into my life.
    I am so excited and grateful for your time and encouragement. I don’t think you can begin to realize the power this has already had on my life. Thank you.

  263. Thanks Darren! Looking forward to the emails. This is just the program we need. We have listened to you in person and value every word you have to say. We are so excited to get started.

  264. Thank you for putting on what looks to be an amazing program. I’ve never stumbled across your blog prior to seeing @pamslim tweet about it yesterday.

    I’m looking forward to the experience.

  265. Thanks for the worksheet. I am so excited about this 8 week course. It’s your day…Make it a great one.

  266. I seen your FHTM presentation and was so captured by what you have to offer Ive watched that presentation many times. Thank you for another great opportunity.

  267. Thanks Darren! What a great opportunity to grow, learn and share with other like-minded individuals. I wish you all the best in this process. Good luck!

  268. Darren,

    I discovered Success Magazine this summer and it has greatly expanded my world! I’m reading more books, listening to even more recordings and learning so much more about myself and about this thing called “success”. I feel like my road to success has just become a freeway…..I see help all around me. I’m greatful for your magazine (the CDs), your bog, and now this program for making my next 10 years the best years of my life! Darren…I’m greatful for you….thank you so much!!!

  269. Thanks Darren for the opportunity to, once again, participate in a positive goal setting program. I’m looking forward to even bigger and better results with your plan/program. Thanks a $million$.

  270. WOO HOO!! I LOVE seeing that I wasn’t the only one watching email and anticipating started. Just got the download link… Here we go!!! :-)

    Darren – THANK YOU for doing this for us, I am grateful for teachers like you that give back to us who are working hard to improve ourselves. I have absolutely LOVED the magazine and CDs and this feels like the icing and cherry on the cake..

    Thank You!!!

  271. Day #1, worksheet series one done. I am committed to the next 8 weeks and looking forward to the process.

    Woo hoo!

  272. Darren, You are the Man! Thank you for doing what you do with who you are. Jim would be very proud of you. I am so looking forward to participating in this program.

    Those of you who haven’t revived the emails yet. Envision them being in your inbox and before you know it they will appear. Congrats to everyone participating in this program

    Good Luck

  273. Would simply like to thank Darren for today’s Mortgage Coach call. I’m so inspired by not only this years call but last years call.

    So priviledged to be a Mortgage Coach Community member.

    The above and beyond value you’ve provided is priceless, thank you!

  274. I, John Thore Stub Sneisen, being of sound mind and body, do hereby pledge to commit to no longer allow
    myself to be subject to inconsistency, lack of follow-through and perseverance. I will not stifle my opportunities for growth
    and improvement and inhibit my access to the miraculous and incredible potential lying inside me, ready to be harnessed,
    incited and set free, that will lead me expediently in the direction of my greatest dreams, desires and ambitions and allow me
    to make a profound difference in my life, the life of my family and the world around me. I do hereby commit to completing
    my Personal Strategic Plan, as outlined in the Designing the Best 10 Years of Your Life program. I will participate in
    each installment by reading the posts and participating in each exercise by completing the worksheets.
    Signature of Commitment
    John Thore Stub Sneisen

    [DARREN HARDY] Beautiful John!! Bravo!

  275. I’ve done some goal setting in the past (though nothing this structured) and I’ve done a pretty good job of getting what I want the last few years. The problem is that up until now, my sights weren’t set very high. Though I always felt I had great potential, it just never occured to me that I could be as successful as people like Darren.

    At almost 45 years of age, my eyes are now wide open and I’m ready to make some big and beautiful things happen in my life. I’m feeling the same kind of excitement I’ve read in some of these other posts. So ya, I’m ready, willing and anxious to skyrocket my success and my life. Let’s do it!

  276. A syndicated radio talker I most enjoy refuses to let people ever use the word “greedy” or make any reference to greed because it cannot be defined.

    Taking up the challenge, I believe I have accomplished the improbable task:

    GREED =
    A total lack of faith in the natural order of abundance compounded by an abject refusal to embrace the spirit of generosity.

    I’m not exactly sure what the antonym of greed might be, but it certainly involves a belief in abundance as the natural order and the acquisition of a generous spirit.

    Over ten years ago my wife and I determined on faith to commit a minimum of 10% of our houshold income to charity. Previous charitable commitments could not even be measured.
    At the same time, we determined to reject debting to finance our sons college.
    While my son did win a couple scholarships and our income may have increased a point or two over the rate of inflation, to this day we don’t really know where all that additional cash came from. A look back sidebar…of all my son’s friends and acquaintences with a college degree, he is the only one who does NOT still have
    student loan debt causing stress and anxiety and economic hardship.

  277. I’m looking forward to completing this program and having a plan for the next 10 years. Without that, life doesn’t lead to where you want it to. Here’s to the BEST 10 YEARS EVER!!! Let’s do this everyone!

  278. Hi Darren:
    Received your email and the first set of Worksheets. Looking forward to this series and achieving my dreams and desires. Thank you for offering this wonderful course.

  279. When I checked my email to see Darren Hardy I felt giddy like a kid in a toy store!!! I have been SOOOO excited to for this. I am printing out the worksheet and doing it tonight while there’s peace and quiet in my house.

    Thank you so much, Darren!

  280. I am so looking forward on doing this as in a way I feel that I need to open up and forget about the past and bring in what is in my possition now and to enjoy to the fullest and not to feel that I have failed as that is what I want to conquer to tell myself as I had graduated from college and that I had done the best that I can do and to feel more better about myself. I thank you for giving me this chance and I am also a member of Mindpower as we have 12 of us in the group and we have helped each one of us to feel better and not to critize.I am ready to do this and see the new me and to start a job that I will enjoy.

  281. Hello Darren,

    I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. Santa Google has just delivered your blog : ) I can’t wait to begin my life journey. Thank you!!!

  282. I am so excited to have a program like this- and a community of others who will be working through this program with me!! I will have the opportunity to retire from my first career in 4 years. The timing is perfect as I am already exploring what I will be doing for my next one! Thank you Darren for the motivation and challenge to design the next phase of my life!

  283. Not sure if this helps but if you have igoogle and you add this blog to your homepage, you can get all the downloads through the app on igoogle. I just downloaded the pdf file with all of the sheets on it.

    Hoep this helps!

  284. I have not received my e-mail in my box.However I did find a link and accesed it.However,I have not been able to locate the Commitment Pledge,Review Sheet or Gratitude Worksheet.Please instruct.

  285. Oh I just love the enthusiasm. We are all so excited, we’re worried we missed the email. I can’t how many times I’ve checked my email. Thanks Darren for letting us know when and who will do the email updates. I thought I missed it so I kept, trying to sign up again (being told I already have). I’m just so and excited to change my life and my children’s life, I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Thank you Darren for providing this service for all those who are ready to make a change. Bless you!

  286. Like everyone else I have not yet received the email downloads. But I am excited for this program and wanted to thank you for the opportunity.

  287. Darren,
    Thank you for making this program available to your readers. I really appreciate your quick follow up to the posts regarding the feed burner e-mails. I look forward to learning some new techniques for crafting a life plan for the next ten years.
    Thanks again for your guidance…I have a feeling this will be a fun and rewarding excercise.

  288. This is quiet intriguing! Being part of this opportunity to learn the success secretes of a proven success story such as yourself Darren is for free will be greatly provitable! Thanks! Being part of the greater group of like minded people around the world is equally encouraging, great blessing all!

  289. Thank you Darren for sharing this with all of us. I am so excited to have this opportunity to share your wisdom and experience with the most important business people in my life, my coordinator team.
    I know completing this 8 week course will change our life and our business forever. God bless you for doing this!
    Thank you,
    Cathy Lee

  290. What a great start!!! I too am grateful to you for offering this program. I am first and foremost grateful for my husband, my children and my family. I am grateful that I have a job that I love, and some of the most wonderful friends anyone could ask for.

    I am very excited about this program and I am very excited to live my life in 2010!!

  291. Hi Darren,

    I recieve all comment updates, but am sorry to say that I have’nt recieved the worksheet.

    Is there a problem? :)

    John Thore

  292. Received email updates but no pdf link to download?

    [DARREN HARDY] Was definitely in there Shane. I will have someone email it to you.

    I don’t want anyone missing out…


    That should do it!

  293. Can I just confirm something please? The emails.. they come from an email address and there is nothing in the Subject line that says “Design Your best life”or anything .. it is just “Seeds of SUCCESS – January 5, 2010”.

    Also, what date was the email sent with the “Commitment Pledge” download link?I cannot find that link sorry and have gone trhough all the emails I have received form Seeds. Sorry!

  294. Thank you for the opportunity to change my life and situation. To offer this program for to everyone for free is truly a blessing and I can’t wait to get the information to get started. I am a monthly subscriber to Success Magazine and if this program is anything like the articles and information inside the magazine, I know it will be one of the best programs I can get into. Thank you again and God Bless you and your wife for sharing this.

  295. Add one more who is not receiving the updates. I also have your book Design Your Best Year Ever and surmise I will use this for the process. Please let me know if I need to do something with Google or Feedburner.



  296. Hi Darren,
    I’m looking forward to this program. I have many changes in the works for this year, but looking beyond to a 10 year outlook is a great way to keep the changes moving forward, rather than stopping and stalling after the initial set of changes. This will definitely keep the momentum moving forward!

    Thanks for taking the time to do this, I am so thankful to have found this!

  297. Hi Darren,

    Really looking forward to getting started on the program and have shared the link with my friends. However I have not received an email either with any of the work sheets :(

  298. I would like to echo everyone’s gratitude for your offering this wonderful course free of charge. I, like everyone, am looking forward to it.

    I did receive the email this evening around 6:00 PM EST, but did not see where the links were to download the materials. Were they actually sent in this first email, or will all of us have to wait for the next email? If it is there, could you please provide some instruction where I should look?

    Thank you.

  299. Thank you for this opportunity. I am grateful to God for you Darren, your life, and the generosity that you’ve given to us by providing this program. I think I checked my e-mail 5-6 times today in anticipation. (thanks for the update about checking our email tonite) May God bless and prosper you and your family as you share the wisdom that you’ve received with us and may we go and do the same! Looking forward to a life changing series!

  300. Darren,

    I am so excited to particpate in your program. I am still waiting for an email with the first part of the program. I know that this will change my life. Thank you for all that you do!

  301. I am so grateful for this program. Thank you Darren for your generosity, time and caring. I’m looking forward to this adventure.

  302. Darren, I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to provide this program. You will positively affect many people’s lives.

  303. I am excited! However, I’m not sure if everything went through OK…I haven’t received anything yet.

  304. Greetings ~

    I found this blog post by reviewing last week’s announcement of the program for which I expected some materials today. I didn’t get this blog post nor did I receive the materials (3 others who are joining me on the journey also have received nothing). I tried to subscribe again, thinking I erred but your system says I’m already a subscriber.

    Very much looking forward to this so please let me know if there’s something extra I must do to ensure participation.

    Thanks so much for this very generous offer!

  305. I wholeheartedly wish everyone the 10 best years ever. I am positive we’ll be able to help keep each other focused to finish the (for me) daunting task at hand.


    Your reaching hand will undoubtedly insipre many to become all that they can and WILL be!
    I am grateful to you for this selfless act and can’t wait to see the end result of this adventure.

  306. Darren, The fire in me is lit … I am psyched to the point that I eXpect THIS very program to be the catalyst to completely set my world aflame! I am so grateful for amazing people that are willing to share their abundant knowledge with others. So, thank you in advance!

    As for what I’m thankful for. I am thankful for a furnace that comes on when I sleep, a car that allows me freedom to go where I want, a family that creates joy, unconditional acceptance and occasional tumultuous experiences (it’s all good because I learn from it). I am thankful for all the people I get to work with, even those I haven’t met yet … we’re going to be such good friends! I love the freedom to learn whatever I wish and the ability to succeed if I am willing. I am seriously thankful for the love of a Heavenly Father who is always there … even if I’m not listening. What an amazing world we live in!

  307. Darren, thanks for the update regarding the timing of the e-mails, I was getting a bit worried. I am in Glasgow, Scotland so I must be around 8 hrs behind you guys on SoCal. I guess I’ll have to wait until tomorrow. As it is written, “good things come to those who wait”!

  308. Great call on MC today, looking forward to a great 2010! thanks for helping with my focus and keeping positive!

  309. Darren-I bought the e-version of your book, Design Your Best Year Ever. Will these be the worksheets we’ll be using? Thanks so much for graciously giving your time and resources!

  310. Thank-you sir for this wonderful challenge this seems like the exact help I was looking for
    I eagerly await your emails and downloads I signed up yesterday but like others I haven’t
    received a email or dlc is there a step I missed I don’t want to miss out on a good experence
    because of something I missed. With that being said I’m most thankful for my fam

  311. I cheked my email about 10 times to day, waiting, waiting, waiting for the first instalment. I see I am not alone, lol. Isn’t this wonderful?
    I am blessed, We are blessed.
    Thank you Darren

  312. I have also signed up with two email addresses and have received nothing but the confirmation. If not for twitter I would have known the post was up today. Any suggestions?

    [DARREN HARDY] Email updates go out the evening of the published blog post. Tonight you will get the documents for today’s post. Stand by…

  313. Thank you so much for offering this program Mr. Hardy. I am also using your 8 week course as a resource in measuring my goals from now onwards. I am excited to start this program. As of of now I have not received the first email.
    Thank you again.. all the best

  314. Hello all! I’d like to say I am grateful to be part of this program. Over the past year I’ve been focusing on how to achieve higher levels of success in my life especially as a business owner.

    I feel truly blessed to have a happy and healthy family as a well as a spouse and friends who support and challenge me. I am looking forward to this program helping me take my life to a new level! Glad to be on this journey with you.

  315. Darren,

    I have followed you daily over the past year and you have inspired me to keep searching for that hidden potential we all have inside us. To take responsibility for where I am, and dream of a bigger and better tomorrow. It’s easy to see you had Jim Rohn as a mentor because great produces greater. You are a true leader and I feel privileged to be able to follow you on this journey!



  316. Mr. Darren Hardy I simply wanted to get out out of my private shell and in the spirit of gratitude, to simply say thank you out for what you do. You’ve made quite an impact in my life as a young man already and now with this new program, I must say I thrilled to participate in. It seems so easy to take take take all this info from your blogs & magazines, change your life and never say thank you to you, but I wanted to finally break out this shell and do it.

    [DARREN HARDY] Welcome out Christopher! And you are welcome, it is my pleasure and privilege. Thank you for your gratitude.

  317. I am looking forward to making the next 10 years into exactly what I want it to be. I am very thankful and fortunate to have a wonderful man in life and together we will accomplish all of our dreams and show and encourage our daughter to do the same. Thank you for this opportunity!

  318. This is going to be awesome. I love listening to the CD inside each issue of Success Magazine and applying the things I learn.

  319. I too was on the Mortgage Coach call this morning and am honored to be invited to be a participant in your Designing the Best 10 Years of Your Life class. I am ready to make the committment! Thank you so much for your generous offer and willingness to share your plan with me!

  320. “Welcome to the top 3 percent!”

    Right now, in this moment, I AM in the top 3 percent! I may not have been in the past, but today, I am. Where there used to be plans in my mind there will now be plans on paper, thought out, detailed and specific plans. What great feeling, to be THIS empowered!!! Perfectly timed and I’m perfectly ready to use the tools that are being so freely given to us to use!

    Can’t wait to receive the email feed and get started! Thank you again, Darren, for all that you are doing for those challenging themselves to succeed – and succeed BIG!

  321. Thanks for the update, I know many of us are breathing a sigh of releif to know that we haven’t missed a part of your course!!
    Be blessed!!


  322. Hi all!

    Don’t worry, you haven’t miss out on anything! The emails are always sent out later in the day so while my blog is already posted here, the exclusive content you will receive via email (hosted by Feedburner, owned by Google – so I have no control over it) has yet to be delivered to your email inbox (typically goes out in the evening).

    Love everyone’s anticipation and enthusiasm. Keep it up!!

    Many thanks,
    Darren Hardy

  323. Looking forward to the new year starting with a new plan for success. 2009 was a pretty bad year glad to put it behind us and move on. I am grateful for my family. I have two beautiful daughters who mean the world to me and a wonderful wife. I thank God every night for them. :-)

  324. A prosperous 2010 and beyond everyone! I’m also excited for the emails. This is going to be fun! Thank you Darren for sharing this!

  325. Perhaps the reason so many of us do not move ahead is due to a lack of an actual comprehensive plan of action. Sometimes just an outline of “how to” can start one on a path to understand the process and then take the necessary steps to move forward. Thanks for this plan! Awesome Nancy

  326. I too am having the issue with not receiving the email. I am so excited about this journey with you I cannot stop refreshing my inbox to see if it came through yet. Please check into this me and others are waiting anxiously. :) :)

  327. Hi Darren,

    Blessings of the New Year to you and all at Success!!

    Like some of my successful fellow beings in the list, have not received the email feed yet. But am certainly looking forward to your life changing materials :)

    Thanks for giving as an opportunity to have a great start to the year by working on ourselves !


  328. Darren,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to help so many others! I am very excited to get started on your course and am anxiously awaiting your email!!

  329. Mr. Hardy,

    I was on the Mortgage Coach call today and learned about you and your gracious offering. I look foward to the experience of engaging with you. Thank you Mr. Hardy for the challenge…I accept!

  330. No emails yet, either. I filled in my email address in the little box at the top and got the confirmation email. Is there something else?

  331. Darren,
    Hello and Happy 2010 !
    I subscribed last night but no email as of yet… has the first update gone out?
    Many thanks for making this possible!
    Lourdes, Los Angeles, CA

  332. I have not received any emails either, other than the first one asking me to verify my signup. :-( and I am sooo looking forward to starting :-)

  333. Good afternoon,
    I subscribed to this wonderful program but as of yet have not received any information in my e-mail.
    I tried subscribing again and it verified that I had already done so previously.

    I don’t want to miss out, please check. I let many others know of this challenge, we are ready.
    Thank you.

  334. This is something I have been looking for, I just didn’t know it really existed. I am excited to be a part of this.

  335. Well Darren I have subscribed one week ago and I have not received any email :(

    I will try to re enter my email and see if this time works!

    Thank you!

    [DARREN HARDY] Jonathan… and EVERYONE, the email updates are sent out by FeedBurner (owned by Google) they send the updates out in the EVENING. In that email update will be the download link to access the PDF worksheets and proprietary documents to guide you through this first installment. Make an appointment with yourself tomorrow to take the time to complete Installment #1. In fact, just set your schedule to do the worksheets the day AFTER the post is published- Weds and Friday.