In Summary
  • We’re forever being told that preparation is everything.
  • But passion and vigorous action are often better.
  • Sometimes you just have to close your eyes and jump in with both feet.

You dream of being successful. But how good are you at making things happen? Taking decisions, making plans, creating budgets, raising money and so on …

Because that’s where most people fail. What sets achievers apart from the rest of us is that they know how to make things happen.

They’re also very hard workers. And know how to put their effort where it really counts.

Which often boils down to doing things in the right order. People often appear terribly busy. Always rushing around, and yet achieving very little. That’s because they’re disorganised. Successful people, on the other hand, know what needs to be done first.

They’re fast and focused. They get up early, take good decisions and get stuff done. While most of us are still dreaming our dreams, achievers are already on the road.

And have you ever missed an opportunity because you were too busy getting ready? We’re forever being told that preparation is everything. But passion and vigorous action are often better. Sometimes you just have to close your eyes and jump in with both feet.

Maybe you really are passionate, full of energy and prepared to work hard. But you still find it difficult to get started …

That might be because you’re letting something stand in your way. Like finding the money for college. But I once met a grown-up street person who, single-handed, had earned his own school fees! So never ever say “it’s not possible”.

DREAMS AND HABITS

Or maybe you do have everything you need to start, and still nothing happens. What else could be wrong?

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