Tim Allen was recently on a radio program I listen to.
His story is an interesting one, I was fascinated to listen to him tell how he went from literally facing life in prison to staring in the number one TV show.
He faced life in prison with new mandatory sentencing laws. Luckily for Tim, he was able to cut a deal with prosecutors and get 3-5, he was released in late 1980. Shortly after his release he said he knew he only had two choices, die in prison or worse or find a new direction. He began to read books written by anyone he considered admirable, people ranging from Albert Einstein to Bob Hope. He said he noticed each mentioned one common thing, they all made lists each day of what they needed to accomplish to be successful int he future.
Tim took that advice and began to write lists. He made his goals but also, daily, wrote a list of what he believed he needed to acomplish that day to reach his goals. Within a short period Tim was touring the country doing stand up and by 1991 he started in Home Improvement the number one show at the time. Amazing what making a list can do.