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Success is Easy, But so is Neglect
by Jim Rohn

People often ask me how I became successful in that six-year
period of time while many of the people I knew did not. The
answer is simple: The things I found to be easy to do, they found
to be easy not to do. I found it easy to set the goals that could
change my life. They found it easy not to. I found it easy to
read the books that could affect my thinking and my ideas. They
found that easy not to. I found it easy to attend the classes and
the seminars, and to get around other successful people. They
said it probably really wouldn't matter. If I had to sum it up, I
would say what I found to be easy to do, they found to be easy
not to do. Six years later, I'm a millionaire and they are all
still blaming the economy, the government and company policies,
yet they neglected to do the basic, easy things.

In fact, the primary reason most people are not doing as well as
they could and should, can be summed up in a single word:

It is not the lack of money - banks are full of money. It is not
the lack of opportunity - America, and much of the free World,
continues to offer the most unprecedented and abundant
opportunities in the last six thousand years of recorded history.
It is not the lack of books libraries are full of books - and
they are free! It is not the schools - the classrooms are full of
good teachers. We have plenty of ministers, leaders, counselors
and advisors.

Everything we would ever need to become rich and powerful and
sophisticated is within our reach. The major reason that so few
take advantage of all that we have is simply, neglect.

Neglect is like an infection. Left unchecked it will spread
throughout our entire system of disciplines and eventually lead
to a complete breakdown of a potentially joy-filled and
prosperous human life.

Not doing the things we know we should do causes us to feel
guilty and guilt leads to an erosion of self-confidence. As our
self-confidence diminishes, so does the level of our activity.

And as our activity diminishes, our results inevitably decline.
And as our results suffer, our attitude begins to weaken. And as
our attitude begins the slow shift from positive to negative, our
self-confidence diminishes even more ... and on and on it goes.

So my suggestion is that when giving the choice of "easy to" and
"easy not to" that you do not neglect to do the simple, basic,
"easy"; but potentially life-changing activities and disciplines.

To Your Success, Jim Rohn

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