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The Lazy Guide to Success; Three Principles

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Take Easy Baby Steps (Repeat ad Infinitum)

Being basically a lazy person (I’m always looking for a faster, easier way) I figured out a long, long time ago that the scariest mountain can be conquered one step at a time as long as you just keep at it. Ok to rest, ok to plateau every now and then but soon you got to get back up and go at it. Before long you will look back and go, “WOW! I can’t believe I did that.” I know it’s a cliché but it’s also true: “Inch by inch, life is a cinch.”

Have a Plan, Work Your Plan, Update as Necessary

Most folks go the same distance in life, just many go in circles. While one should always be alert for targets of opportunity and remain flexible, an average person with a plan will usually beat a genius without a plan.

Do What You Enjoy

When I was young I observed that there were at least 20 or 30 things out there I could enjoy doing or found interesting and that maybe 20 or 30% had the potential to create meaningful prosperity in my life. Since I only had time to do 3 to 5 things (much less master!) I decided to concentrate on that subset of things I enjoyed that created wealth. While at times I had to do things I did not particularly have fun doing in order to get to where I wanted to go, I made sure (by adjusting my course if necessary) that those tasks were on the periphery of my activities, not at the core. If you do it right, you hit flow and have the “Play that Pays”.

As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier

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