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Action Always Comes First

Action always comes first. Nearly all people, even some accidentally very successful people have it all backwards. People often wait for fear to disappear or talent to appear before acting, but this is backwards.   How often do you wait to get confident before you act? How often do you wait to build up your training before taking part in …

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Found difficult and not tried…

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton How many things have you heard from people (or on-line, or in books), pieces of sage advice, ideas, motivational speeches, systems, diets, exercises, business plans or whatever other things, that sounded great and got you really inspired? How many …

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Eschew the shortcuts

    ESCHEW THE SHORTCUTS   In Japan, as with any other country I have been to, there is a strange and stupid phenomenon. You will walk through a subway station and come to the exit – on the right the escalator, on the left the stairs. The escalator will inevitably be packed, sardined with people looking for the quicker, easier …