7 Suggestions to Follow
This morning my son, Frank, walked into the bathroom
when I was shaving. He noticed a stop watch next to the
“Daddy, what are you timing yourself for,” he asked.
“So I get you to school on time,” I said. “I give
myself four minutes to shave. If I don’t time myself
I’ll take too much time and you’ll be late because of
me. The timer keeps me honest.”
After shaving I walked into the living room and saw
my daughter, waiting for me.
“Let’s go. Let’s go,” I said. “Get in the car now. We
want to be on time. I’ll be out in a minute.”
My kids marched to the car, got in and I soon
On the way to their respective schools I joked around
with them and talked about the power of Imagination –
and how they can imagine themselves getting smarter
and smarter – learning faster and faster. I talked about
SEEING the report card you want with the marks you’d
like written all over it.
I can assure you this was not the first time I have
told them this. Nor will it be the last.
In order to be successful, repetition is paramount. And
you cannot repeat something valuable too often. First
you plant the seed – then you water and fertilize it.
This is what you do when raising children; this is what
you do when coaching yourself.
It’s not coincidental that many of our greatest thinkers
can rattle off a string of their favorite quotes, from
Ever wonder why. It’s because they continually reinforced
the good things they needed to learn.
When John Wooden, the great coach at UCLA was in grade
school, his father gave him a card entitled, 7 Suggestions
1. Be true to yourself.
2. Help others.
3. Make each day your masterpiece.
4. Drink deeply from good books, especially the
5. Make friendship a fine art.
6. Build a shelter for a rainy day.
7. Pray for guidance, and count and give thanks for your
blessings each day.
Wooden, now 97, still keeps the card with him and recalls
Such a simple thing, really.
Daily reinforcement of the basics can and will take you
all the way to the top.
Why – because so much of being successful is remembering
what to think and what to do. Most people forget far too soon.
The great ones don’t. They remember to remember.
P.S. The Zero Resistance Living program will help you remember
to remember. It’s like a stop watch before you at all times. Keeping
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