Is there a recipe for success after all?

A man approached JP Morgan, held up an envelope, and said,

“Sir, in my hand I hold a guaranteed formula for success, which I will gladly sell you for $25,000.” “Sir,” JP Morgan replied, “I do not know what is in the envelope, however if you show me, and I like it, I give you my word as a gentleman that I will pay you what you ask.”

The man agreed to the terms, and handed over the envelope. JP Morgan opened it, and extracted a single sheet of paper.

He gave it one look, a mere glance, then handed the piece of paper back to the gent. And paid him the agreed-upon $25,000.

The paper contained the following:

1. Every morning, write a list of the things that need to be done that day.

2. Do them.

 *Not sure if the story is apocryphal, but it has a nice ring to it...