11. Make Everything Count
Adapted From: The Science of Getting Rich
You Must Use Your Thoughts As Directed
BEGIN NOW to do ALL that you can do, where you are NOW.
The world is advanced only by those who more than fill their present places; by contributing everything they can to their current role in society, government, commerce, and industry. To not do so requires them to be carried along by others at a great expense. No society can advance if everyone is failing to fill their present place.
In the animal world, evolution is caused by excess of life. When an organism has more life than can be expressed in the functions of its own plane, it develops the organs of a higher plane, and a new species is originated.
The law is exactly the same for you: Your getting rich depends upon your applying 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 get you what you want. If every day is a failure you can never get rich, while if every day is a success, you cannot fail to get rich.
If there is something that may be done today and you do not do
it, you have failed.
It is not the number of things you do, but the EFFICIENCY of each separate action that counts.
The cause of failure is doing too many things in an inefficient manner and not doing enough things in an efficient manner.
You have the power to make each act efficient you have only to
put power into it.
People who separate mental power from personal action at this point, fail. You need to act in accordance with your thoughts.
Successful action is cumulative in its results. Hold your vision
while you are doing each act, however trivial or commonplace. Make
every action count towards your success. Even the most seemingly
trivial act is one small step towards reaching your goal. It is
Where You Are Now
There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.
A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.
A person can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.
In order to do this, a person must pass from the competitive to the creative mind. He must form a clear mental picture of the things he wants, and must do — with faith and purpose — all that can be done each day, doing each separate thing in an efficient manner.
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