‘The secret of success boils down to one word: hard work.’
Umm, sir, that’s two words. And neither of them are true.
Let me give you the true scoop on being a successful human
being. It’s PRACTICE. It is not work. It is most assuredly not
Work is a dirty word – and it’s a good idea to eliminate it from your vocabulary.
‘Honey, I have a lot of work to do.’
Uggh. That one NEVER plays well to my wife. Does it to yours?
No one wants to hear about how hard you have to work. And
it’s not because work is wrong. Work, in and of itself is fine
and admirable. But it is a dirty word when compared to the
glory of practice; the joy of practice. Even hard, vigorous, sweat-producing practice.
We practice doing the things we love to do. We love to practice that which brings us peace of mind and joy.
So stop working and start practicing. Catch yourself using the words “work” and “hard work” and substitute them with practice.
You’ll find yourself using them a lot, me thinks. So don’t make work out of
this fact. Simply practice catching yourself using the word “work” and say, “Aha,
I caught myself again.”
Then substitute the Zen Master’s word – practice.
Practice success 1,000 times and you’ll be on a roll. Practice 10,000 times and
you’ll be attracting it to you like mosquitoes to human flesh. Practice 100,000
times and you’ll come full circle – realizing that the first time you practiced and the
100,000 time are the same.
Zen Master of the Internet®
Power Quote of The Day
“Practice, which some regard as a chore, should be approached as just about the most pleasant recreation ever devised.”
— Babe Didrikson Zaharias