something years ago, and then a section or passage all of a sudden, maybe even
over several days comes back to you and you just have to go find it and go over
it again? This has been the case for me for the last several days.
What kept coming
back to me was the idea of doing your best, giving your all in each task that we
undertake and how that can have a dramatic effect on how things turn out down
the road. Sometimes people do as little as dare be and get by and that
accumulates too. At the same time, trying to do too much, putting pressure on
ourselves to perform acculates also.
below is brilliant. It is simple and easy. It is an excerpt from Chapter 12 of
The Science of Getting Rich, and was originally written and published in 1910,
over 100 years ago by Wallace D Wattles. That book was also the original
inspiration for the movie, DVD, TV Show called The Secret in 2006. It also
reminds me about the tortoise and the hare story.
Here is the
excerpt that kept coming back to me the last few days:
"Do, every day,
ALL that can be done that day.
however, a limitation or qualification of the above that you must take into
account. You are not to overwork, nor to rush blindly into your business in the
effort to do the greatest possible number of things in the shortest possible
time. You are not to try to do tomorrow's work today, nor to do a week's work in
a day. It is really not the number of things you do, but the EFFICIENCY of each
separate action that counts.
Every act is, in
itself, either a success or a failure.
Every act is, in
itself, either effective or inefficient.
inefficient act is a failure, and if you spend your life in doing inefficient
acts, your whole life will be a failure.
The more things
you do, the worse for you, if all your acts are inefficient ones. On the other
hand, every efficient act is a success in itself, and if every act of your life
is an efficient one, your whole life MUST be a success.
The cause of
failure is doing too many things in an inefficient manner, and not doing enough
things in an efficient manner. You will see that it is a self-evident
proposition that if you do not do any inefficient acts, and if you do a
sufficient number of efficient acts, you will become rich. If, now, it is
possible for you to make each act an efficient one, you see again that the
getting of riches is reduced to an exact science, like mathematics.
turns, then, on the questions whether you can make each separate act a success
in itself. And this you can certainly do. You can make each act a success,
because ALL Power is working with you; and ALL Power cannot fail. Power is at
your service; and to make each act efficient you have only to put power into it.
Every action is
either strong or weak; and when every one is strong, you are acting in the
Certain Way which will make you rich. Every act can be made strong and efficient
by holding your vision while you are doing it, and putting the whole power of
your FAITH and PURPOSE into it.
It is at this
point that the people fail who separate mental power from personal action. They
use the power of mind in one place and at one time, and they act in another pace
and at another time. So their acts are not successful in themselves; too many of
them are inefficient. But if ALL Power goes into every act, no matter how
commonplace, every act will be a success in itself; and as in the nature of
things every success opens the way to other successes, your progress toward what
you want, and the progress of what you want toward you, will become increasingly
successful action is cumulative in its results. Since the desire for more life
is inherent in all things, when a man begins to move toward larger life more
things attach themselves to him, and the influence of his desire is multiplied.
Do, every day,
all that you can do that day, and do each act in an efficient manner."
Doing All We Can When We Can Is Perfect.
Spread Some Joy Today--by enjoying yourself and your work today with no
concern about tomorrow.