The *Real* Secret

Do a little more than you’re paid to. Give a little more than you have to. Try a little harder than you want to. Aim a little higher than you think possible, and give a lot of thanks to God for health, family, and friends. –  Art Linkletter

I am pretty sure that everyone has heard of the movie “The Secret” and it has been much pilloried. And, yes, “The Secret” was incomplete in a fundamental way.

But the real secret to living well and creating an authentic life is do and be a bit more each day.

Work a bit smarter at you job or business and create a bit more value. Your incremental efforts will, one day, yield exponential gains.

And be a bit more each day. A bit nicer. A bit more considerate. A bit more challenging to someone who is under-performing. A bit more encouraging to someone who is struggling. Just be a bit more like you would have others be unto you.

Your actions – even tiny, incremental steps– will return to you multifold.

The key is making a difference, every day.

Sure, there are huge transitions and changes and improvements and failures, but they are merely what we notice.

What matters, and what creates our lives, is the day-after-day, incremental efforts and wise choices.

So, think small and act now.

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