Not too long ago, we did a Heroic app search for the word “success.”
We found a TON of +1s and PN’s on the subject.
One of the titles we haven’t talked about yet is an old-school classic called The Common Denominator of Success.
That little booklet was written by Albert E.N. Gray way back in 1940.
You know what he says is the common denominator of success?
It’s pretty simple.
He tells us: “The common denominator of success—the secret of success of every person who has ever become successful—lies in the fact that he or she formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do.”
He also tells us: “The successful are influenced by the desire for pleasing results. Failures are influenced by the desire for pleasing methods and are inclined to be satisfied with such results as can be obtained by doing things they like to do.”
Plus: “It is easier to adjust ourselves to the hardships of a poor living than it is to adjust ourselves to the hardships of making a better one. If you doubt me, just think of all the things you are willing to go without in order to avoid doing the things you don’t like to do.”
And, he says: “Why are the successful able to do things they don’t like to do while failures are not? Because the successful have a purpose strong enough to make them form the habit of doing things they don’t like to do in order to accomplish the purpose they want to accomplish.”
That’s Today’s +1.
“The common denominator of success—the secret of success of every person who has ever become successful—lies in the fact that he or she formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do.”
What’s ONE thing you KNOW you could be doing that, if you more consistently did, would most change your life?
Today a good day to (re-)commit to dominating that?
Day 1. All in.
Here’s to your success.
LET’S GO, HERO!!
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