Success Is Easy But So Is Neglect

This week we thought we would share with you a great article written by one of our mentors Jim Rohn. Jim is one of the world’s most foremost business advisor and philosopher and is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of our time.

Jim’s article this week was about the primary reason why people don’t reach success but how easy it was to change your habits to get a different result.

Everything we would ever need to become rich and powerful and sophisticated is within our reach. The major reason that so few take advantage of all that we have is simply neglect.

Neglect is like an infection. Left unchecked it will spread throughout our entire system of disciplines and eventually lead to a complete breakdown of a potentially joy-filled and prosperous human life.

Not doing the things we know we should do causes us to feel guilty and guilt leads to an erosion of self-confidence. As our self-confidence diminishes, so does the level of our activity. And as our activity diminishes, our results inevitably decline. And as our results suffer, our attitude begins to weaken. And as our attitude begins the slow shift from positive to negative, our self-confidence diminishes even more… and on and on it goes.

So my suggestion is that when giving the choice of “easy to” and “easy not to” that you do not neglect to do the simple, basic, “easy,” but potentially life-changing activities and disciplines.

Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done.

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the cumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.

Til next time, make sure you keep your mindset in check and discipline yourself to achieve the things you want in life.


Matt & Amanda Clarkson

Leave a Comment

Made with the Semiologic theme • skin by