Three Steps To Success

Here are three simple steps to make things happen in your life:

  1. DO IT.   Dr. Norman Vincent Peale put it like this: "Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.  Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.  Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.  But any action is better than no action at all."

    If you wait until you have all the facts or until you know how you will handle every possible challenge that comes along, you'll never get started. Begin somewhere. You can't accomplish anything until you begin. Do it.

  2. DO IT RIGHT.   One poet put it like this:
    "If a task is once begun,
    never leave until it's done.
    Be the labor great or small,
    do it well or not at all."

    It's true: if you don't have time to do it right, when will you find time to do it over? Do it right.

  3. DO IT RIGHT NOW.   In the Spanish-American War, as the American soldiers were trying to capture San Juan Hill, they were thrown back again and again.  The black powder ammunition they were using pinpointed their position for their enemies.  As soldier after soldier toppled, the troops began to panic.  Up rode Teddy Roosevelt, on a little horse named "Texas," urging his men on. Encouraged by his bravery in exposing himself to the whizzing bullets, the troops began to cheer their commander.

    "Don't cheer, men," Roosevelt called out to them.  "Fight!  Now's the time to fight!"

    There is a time to cheer. A time to reflect. A time to plan. A time to reminisce. But there is also a time to act. Those who accomplish anything worthwhile know that time is now.
Do it.  Do it right.  Do it right now.  These are three simple steps to success.

    ~ Steve Goodier ~

[ by: Steve Goodier Copyright © 2006 ( -- {used with permission} ]

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