Kazuo Wada's Answered Prayers

Kazuo Wada is a devoted diarist, setting aside time each morning to put his thoughts on paper. But his is no ordinary journal. Rather than record the previous day's ups and downs, Wada writes his goals--again and again until he achieves them. "If you write down a goal, it becomes part of your consciousness," explains the deeply religious chairman of retail giant Yaohan International Group. "Then you do it." Wada, 62, has filled 40 volumes with Yaohan goals, and he has accomplished most of them.

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