Haha, well with the title of this post your interest may have been piqued, but the truth is I really don't have any formula at all. Sorry to let you down. Man how I wish I did though. It seems that my life goal has been to find those elements that I could put together in the right combination, formation, and concentration and then walla success. I mean when I look at those wise older people around me, don't they have the magic formula. Truth is... they don't and truth is there isn't any formula at all.
I was just reading a book called "Start" written by Jon Acuff and in it he references a friend who told him that there were four parts to a great story: 1) innocence, 2) innocence lost 3) coping with the loss, and 4) resolution. Jon Acuff points out however that while this is how any good story is told on tv or in the media we often miss step #5 "starting over with a new story". To often we get caught up in the fantasy that things come to a clean resolution, a figuring out of the formula if you will.
I have thought a bit about how in sports, teams are often credited with finding the magic formula. At any given time there is a team or a player stringing together wins even winning a championship and we like to say "they have it figured out they have it," but what about the back half of the story. The back half of the story is when that team loses, that time when we say "well everyone is human." Michael Jordan for example led the bulls to 6 championships in row, but what about when he played for the Wizards or what about the team that he currently owns the Charlotte Bobcats why are they the worst team in the NBA... doesn't he have the magic formula. Remember that the media and everyone around loves a good success story, they often make us think that there are people out there that have it all figured out. Please don't fall for it though, THERE IS NO MAGIC FORMULA.
A last example that I find pretty cool, is that of the awesome super hero movies that have been coming out lately. Lets look at Iron Man, however really any of them would work, in Iron Man one we have Tony Sparks going through the first parts of a great story 1) He starts out as an innocent (however arrogant) businessman without a care in the world 2) His innocence is lost when we find out that his products are being supplied to violent terrorist groups 3) He finds himself forced to a higher level as he fights for his life in a prison 4) Iron Man wins.... But now the important part step 5) In Iron Man 3 Tony Starks faces a new threat, but he has the magic formula right... wrong. Tony Starks goes through the first four steps again, he is forced to continue to grow and improve and cope with his anxiety.
In the end just remember to enjoy the journey. There is no magic formula and there never will be.