Monday, July 30, 2012

Daily Inspiration 7-30-12

"Do, every day,
ALL That can be done that day."

-- Wallace Wattles

Ever read 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.

The passage 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.

There is, 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.

Every 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.

The matter 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 rapid.

Remember that 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.

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