Folks, there is no mystical key, no hidden secret, no big, concealed trick to success, happiness, or prosperity. Thomas Alva Edison’s famous saying applies in spades: “Genuis is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” If there is a magic formula, it is true grit: intelligent persistence, showing up day after day, doing your best, creating written plans for all six major life roles with related action plans and accountability check points, working the plans, committing to being a lifelong learner, honing your EQ and CTS (Emotional Intelligence/Critical Thinking Skills), journaling faithfully to increase your self-awareness… In other words, many, many little things that will eventually compound, snowball, into large things.

Closing Quotes:

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – Mike Murdock, b. 1947

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier, 1885-1950, Riches within Your Reach, Secret of the Ages

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – attributed to Aristotle (while reflective of his philosophy, no evidence said actual words)

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier