What’s Your Secret?

July 15, 2013

When it comes to certain things, I hear people ask of those more successful – What’s your secret? What’s the trick? 

Weight loss. Well-behaved children. Long marriages. Things like that.

I do understand why. People like the life equivalent of a jar of secret spice. Add a pinch and your lasagna will be the best in town, your baby will sleep through the night, you’ll PR, and you’ll have your golden anniversary to look forward to.

The thing is, I hate that question – because the trick is that it isn’t a trick. The secret is, if you’re willing to give effort you will get results. The secret is, the reason unusual success is unusual is that most people don’t bother.

I love this quote…. “Certainly it hurts. The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.”

What you get is worth exactly what you put in.

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