It is really not the number of things you do, but the efficiency of each separate action that counts.
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In the last episode we discussed a lot about the book, we have been reading the book in the previous few episodes, and the book is called The Science of Getting Rich. By WD wattles, and on the last episode I, we discussed the notes from Chapter, 11, and the notes were on the key points that we took away was that we need to have a vision as entrepreneurs, we need to have purpose and value. And more importantly, we need to have faith.
But vision, purpose, value, and Faith alone are not enough.
We must act on our vision, purpose, value, and faith.
Because faith without action is just dreaming daydreams. And today, we are reading chapter 12 of the science of getting rich by W D. Wattles.
So Chapter 12. Efficient Action.
You must use your thoughts as directed in previous chapters, and begin to do what you can do, where you are. And you must do all that you can do, where you are.
You can advance only by being larger than your present place. No man is larger than his present a place who leaves and done any of the work pertained to that place.
The world is advanced only by those who more than feel their present place.
If no man quite feels his pleasant place. You can see that they must be going backward, in everything.
Those who do not quite feel their present place places, deadweight upon society, government, commerce, and industry. They must be carried along by others. At a great expense, the progress of the world is retarded, only by those who do not feel the places they are holding.
They belong to a former age, and the lowest stage or plane of life and they're a tendency towards degradation.
No society could advance if every man was smaller than his place, social evolution is guarded by the law of physical and mental evolution in the animal world, evolution is caused by excess of life.
When an organism has more life than it can express in the function of its own plane develops the organ of a higher plane, and the new species is originated there never would be, would have been new species had they not been organisms which more than filled their places. The law is exactly the same for you. You're getting rich depends upon you apply this principle to your own affairs.
Every day is either a successful day or a day of failure.
And it is the successful days, which gets you what you want.
If every day is a failure. You cannot get rich. While, if every day is a success. You cannot fail to get rich.
If the something that may be done today.
And you do not do it. You have failed. In so far as doing is concerned.
And the consequences may be more disastrous than you imagine.
You cannot foresee the results of ever of even the most trivial act. You do not know the workings of all the forces that have been set, moving on your behalf.
much, maybe depending on you doing some simple act. It may be very the very thing which is to open the door of opportunity to very great possibilities.
You can never know. All the combination which Supreme Intelligence is making for you in the world of things, and of human affairs.
Your neglect or failure to do some small thing may cause a long delay in getting what you won't do every day, all that can be done that day.
There is however a limitation or qualification of the above, that must be taken into account.
You are not to overwork, not rush blindly into your business in the effort to do the greatest possible number of things in the shortest possible time.
You are not trying to do tomorrow's work today.
No, to do a week's work in a day.
It is really not the number of things you do, but the efficiency of each separate action that counts.
Every act is, in itself, either a success or a failure.
Every act in itself, either effective or ineffective inefficient, and Every inefficient act is a failure. And if you spend your life doing inefficient acts. Your whole life will be a failure, the more things you do, the worse for you. If all your acts are inefficient act one. On the other hand, every efficient act is a success in itself.
And if every act in your life is an efficient one, your whole life must be a success because of failure in doing too many things in an efficient manner, and not doing enough things in an effective manner.
You will see that it is a self-evident proposition that if you do not do any inefficient act. If you do a sufficient number of efficient acts, you will become rich. If now, it is possible for you to make each act, an efficient one, you must gain.
You must again that getting the riches is a result of exact science, like mathematics.
You must see again that the getting of riches is reduced to an exact science, like mathematics.
The matter turns then onto the question of whether you can make each separate act a success in itself. And this, you can certainly do.
You can make each act a success because all power is working with you and all power cannot fail. power is at your service. And to make each act, efficient, you have only to put power into it.
Every action is either strong or weak. And everyone is strong. You are acting in a certain way, which will make you rich.
Every act can be made strong, or inefficient, by holding your vision while you're doing it, and putting the whole power of your faith and purpose into it.
It is at this point that people fail to separate mental power from personal action.
They use the power of the mind, in one place. And at one time, and they act in another place, and at another time. So the act, and not suffer success act, and not successful in themselves, too many of them are inefficient.
But if all power goes into every act.
No matter how commonplace, every app to be a success in itself. And, as in the nature of things. Every success opens the way to other success, your progress towards what you want, and the progress of what you want towards you will become increasingly rapid.
Remember that successful action is cumulative.
In its result. Since the desire for more life is inherent in all things. When a man begins to move towards the larger life, more things attach themselves to him.
And the inefficiency of his desire is multiplied, and the influence of his desire is multiplied due every day, all that can be done that day and do each day inefficient manner. In saying that, you must hold your vision while you're doing each day, each act however trivial or commonplace. I do not mean that it is necessary at all times to see the vision distinctly in its small details.
It should be the work of your leisure, hour to use imagination in the details of your vision and to contemplate them until they're firmly fixed upon your memory.
If you wish to. If you wish a speedy result. Spend particularly all your spare time, in this place.
By continuing contemplation, contemplation, you will get the pictures of what you want, even to the smallest detail so firmly fixed upon your mind. And so completely transferred to the mind of the Formless Substance, that in your working hours, you need only the mental reference to the pictures to stimulate your faith and purpose. purpose, and cause your best effort to be put forth.
Contemplate your pictures in your leisure hour until your consciousness is so full of it, that you can grasp it instantly.
You will become so enthusiastic about the bright promises that the mere thought of it will call for the strongest energy of your whole being.
Let us again repeat our syllables, by slowly changing the closing statement. Bring it to the point. We have now reached the is thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state permits, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.
A thought, in this substance, Produces the thing that is imagined by the thought. Men can form things in their thoughts, and by employment in mind, by impressing his thoughts upon the formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.
In order to do this, man must pass from the competitive to the creative mind, he must form a clear mental picture of the things he wants and do with faith and purpose, and all that, he can do can be done each day doing each separate thing in an efficient manner,
end of chapter 12 of The Science of Getting Rich.
Now that chapter had a lot for us to digest, but the simple lesson from this very powerful key point is, do what you're supposed to do today.
So that today is a win.
And if today is a win, win, we give ourselves the opportunity to win tomorrow. And if tomorrow is a win. Then we have two wins in our pocket.
And then we just have to give ourselves the opportunity to win the day after, and to do what we're supposed to do today with our very best effort.
But that alone is not enough.
We must do it and do it in a way that aligns it with our vision.
And this is a very powerful key point for us as entrepreneurs, and the reason being is because when you have a vision, everything that you do must be done in a very particular way that aligns with your vision. For example, if your vision is to leave the world a better place.
If your vision is to leave the community you live in, better than you found them.
If your vision is to leave the families that we are growing in a better state than they are in.
Then, it does not make any sense for you to do something that will contradict with any of this statement.
For example, it doesn't make any sense for you to use violence as a means of solving a problem.
Right. It doesn't make any sense for you to do, or to solve the problem by contradicting any of the statements in your actions.
Right. So that seems to be one of the big takeaways. And we're not, I have a quote here from Gandhi in the quote says everything you do will be small, but it is very important that you do it.
I came across this quote, a very long time ago. But one thing, too, with me, because it's not by doing big things that we miraculously do any one thing. Right.
And let me explain what I mean by that by reading another quote here from Mother Teresa, that I also actually came across this quote. Both of these quotes at the same time. And the court says we cannot do any big things, But we can only do small things with a big heart.
And what this means essentially is if you take the example of building a house, since it's the most famous example, if you're building a house.
We can't build an entire house in this instance, but we can always lay one brick at a time, even if it takes us an entire day to manufacture that brick and to lay down.
But we can only build one brick at a time until it is full, fully built, and to build each brick perfectly, is to put ourselves in a position where we win each day.
And that's my biggest takeaway from this.
And my other biggest takeaway from this is that
We must do today's work today.
And there are three key points that I have learned in the world of business from my mentors that align with this. And the first thing that I've learned is when you do today's work today and you completed the first thing that you come to realize is you get clarity.
Right. The clarity is on why you're doing what you're doing. In this case, your vision becomes clear.
Right. your faith becomes clear. Right.
And more than your faith, your purpose becomes clear.
So you know what you're doing but you also start to know why exactly you're doing what you're doing.
And then the next thing that becomes clear is you begin to unlock the knowledge on how to do it better because you've done it once. Doing it the second time means you can do it the same way you did the first time, but you can add an improvement upon it.
And then the next and the last big point that I learned from this was that you build momentum.
If you remember, earlier on in the book, when we discussed my notes.
I shared with you a piece of statement that said, your thoughts, become your actions, your actions become your habits, and your habits become your behavior, and your behavior becomes your personality.
And if that is true.
If your thought becomes your action. That means every action you do becomes a habit. And every habit. You built becomes a behavior.
And if every behavior, you have built has been a behavior of winning, then your personality, because your behavior becomes your personality, then you become the person with a winning personality.
And by this case, the winning personality means a successful personality.
So, that is the end of my notes, and I am very grateful and very glad that you tuned in to share with me. This mission on building a successful business. Whether you want to, you know, start from scratch and building up or just learn or follow along or just to be entertained by people who are motivated, you know, to build a business.
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