About 1 in every 20 serious ballerinas makes it to "the top."
That's interesting because about one in every 20 serious basketball, football, baseball, soccer, tennis, golf players make it to the top. There's no coincidence:they're all using powergems.
So, too, with astronauts, corporate executives, would-be and actual millionaires; concentration camp survivors, former POWs, television announcers, teachers, medical specialists, jurists, salespeople, presidential contenders, entertainers, and artists: one in twenty make it to the top specifically because they use virtually identical shortcuts and attitudes. It's illogical to think there's no connection here.
Time and again we see about five in every one hundred people achieving true excellence. There must be a thread here. That's why I invested seven thousand hours seeking and studying the names & stories behind one thousand unusually successful people who had screwed up in a big way or had been dealt an unfair blow on a large scale. I searched for these people on a full-time basis for four years, and I continue this search years later.
Scrutiny of these people demonstrated a number of distinct commonalties. When it became clear that there were only a few common, persistent traits seen in 100 percent of these people, the search extended. Over five thousand case histories were studied; criteria for eligibility was simple:
1) three or more major losses/failures.
2) three or more demonstrations of unusual success.
To someone keenly, KEENLY interested in the subject, you can imagine the thrill of, for example, personally asking two to three thousand corporate & institutional leaders, including hundreds of self-made millionaires what they attributed their success to.
Examining data from and about the world's greatest legal scholars, guitarists, athletes, artists, prime ministers and surgeons, opera stars and billionaires, the pages grow into the thousands and thousands.
Are there "magical shortcuts?" Are there powerful secrets to success? Common traits were indeed present in each & every one of these people, traits that deserve description as "power shortcuts" because they’re claimed to work... instantly. My instinct throughout this learning process was to apply some of these so-called magical secrets of success in my own life, and then relate the results.
The results have considerably exceeded what my observers, both critics and supporters expected. Medically, financially, emotionally, career-wise, musically, & in other areas where I personally applied these techniques, they worked. Will they work for you? Whether you believe they will work or not, you're quite right. As Henry Ford put it, "People who say they can, and people who say they cannot… are absolutely right."
A month from now, you’ll understand that statement more than you think you do at this moment. Every piece of human wisdom contains more than one meaning, more than one distinction of value.
The vast majority of us rarely look beyond the surface meaning to glean the life-changing powers found within wise statements. With not a single exception, the people who look deeper into a meaning, and then apply these rules, win... consistently and repeatedly.
If you're the impatient type and want magical changes to happen in days, relax. Your wish will be granted. Within 24 hours of applying these rules, you will see changes in your life, and that's unconditionally guaranteed; I’d bet everything you own on it. Some of you are a little bit smarter than others, because you seem better skilled at simply ‘’shutting up & giving it just 100 tries with all your heart & soul." Life, science, & history have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that 99 of every 100 people are smart enough to understand the power shortcuts to excellence, yet 90+ percent of us are too profoundly stupid to actually use the resources we already have at our disposal.
Once again you think you understood what you just read. If you DID actually understand that, you’d now be in the top 10% of everything you do, wouldn't you? If you’re capable of simply closing your mouth, turning off your disbelief, you can have magic in your life, and rather quickly. How else can you explain my being a "consistent screwup" then suddenly, within a period of 30 months, having a dozen childhood dreams come true; from overcoming the worst consequences of a 100+ MPH collision, playing lead guitar at fantastic speed, doubling my income three separate times in 28 months, breaking or shattering 177 sales records, learning the basics of four new languages, giving away more money than I used to earn, writing a hundred newspaper columns, appearing on radio to instant response (hundreds of calls came in each time)… and so much more? I'd been a loser’s loser for thirty years.
I created a better life by studying 5200 supersuccessful people, observing commonalties, breaking them into simple plain English for you and I, and applying them myself.
The results have been gratifying. Magic shortcuts. The shortcuts used by Masters and Millionaires. You possess them. You can use them in the next 60 minutes of your life. Exactly 10 of every 100 people who read these words will take at least the first few steps of this concept on INSTANT RESULTS. No more than seven of every 100 who read these words will become masters or millionaires. Those few of you who really, REALLY want your dream to come true, you'll be seeing observable, measurable improvement in several areas of your life within these first few days of thinking more affirmatively, of believing in yourself as much as I believe in you.
This is dedicated to the few in every one hundred who fit Albert Einstein's definition of genius: the ability to take an infinite number of pains an infinite number of times.As in Babe Ruth not being annoyed that he struck out twice for every home run he hit... which is how he became the Home Run King for half a century.
Or Thomas Alva Edison, with one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven patented inventions, generating more profit than any other inventor (he also lost many millions on many other experiments, earning himself a second title, "Most Unsuccessful Inventor in History" as well as being "Most Successful Inventor in History.)" Good thing he didn't quit after his, get this, his ten thousandth strikeout at one particular invention... because he ended up making a pile of money on his finally successful electric light bulb.
You're about to tap into incredible powers, powers that will enable you to take many shortcuts to achieving or obtaining the things you most want. Be certain of this: before you celebrate two more birthdays from this reading, you will turn at least one of your dreams into factual reality, or else you will accomplish more towards that dream than you have in all the years of your life added together up until now... and I'll tell you what: if you’re ballsy enough, hungry enough, to suspend your disbelief for just a few days, you can accomplish more in the next 100 days towards your lifetime dreams than you’ve accomplished in total your entire life.
The most successful people in history, including many in our own time, definitely display certain common traits and shortcuts. They’re far easier for you to use than you may realize. Please remember, they are coming from the horse’s mouth.
As you are about to find out, they are very, very powerful... when they are put to use. Determining which of you are in the 95% and which are in the 5% is very easy; and YOU will provide the proof.
You see, 95% of you will start either tomorrow morning at first light, or as soon as the next door neighbor's kid's teacher's brother-in-law.... well, you know the rest. Those in the 5% will begin this program before next sleep.
It’s consistently true: Stupid people do it tomorrow, smart people do it today. If there is one commonality above all others that is common in every single one of these people it is the simple fact of: tapping into the power of "NOW." Period. You think you understand this, but if you did, you'd be doing better, wouldn't you?
You will literally determine the future of your life by what you do in the next 60 seconds, in the next 60 minutes, in the next 60 days, starting with today’s date. You see, the way I spend my minutes on this _________ day of _________ is a clear preview of how I am spending my life. Yours too!!! That’s why I am certain that I can predict YOUR future... based on what you actually DO in the next 24 hours!
100% of the people who read this are smart enough to see value here. Only seven of every one hundred are smart enough to actually fill in the date (above) & begin answering these questions in the next 100 seconds. I unconditionally guarantee that those few of you who are smart enough to fill in the blanks right now... will see big changes in the next 3 to 7 days, by tapping into the huge power of "NOW." Prove me right or wrong....with deeds, NOT WORDS.
It should be no surprise to you that only one in twenty would-be ballerinas actually makes the cut, just as it is with baseball players, politicians, teachers, scientists, and every other group of human beings. Five out of every one hundred are, simply enough, so hungry for their dream that they're willing to understand why they have two eyes, one mouth; two ears, one mouth. The only limitations we humans really have are the limitations we place on ourselves. Go ahead, dream a bigger, better dream. Look for those who are already living it, and take the greatest shortcut of them all: try exactly as they try; speak as they speak. You will produce as they do.
Just as it was yesterday, today is the most powerful day of your life. This is the day where, just like yesterday and tomorrow, what you do speaks so loudly we can't hear a word you're saying.
Go find a ballerina or a baseball player; a teacher or a superstar in the field of sales.
Go speak to a world-class mother or grandmother; find an honest politician to interview. Look for the people who are already succeeding at what you wish to be great at. Interview them, take them to lunch, or just write an admiring letter asking for their help. You might be surprised to find that many true superstars and champions are happy and honored that you'd choose them for a mentor.
Trial and error was all well and good for them. Why shouldn't you benefit from their years of toil and sweat? With the information highway getting wider and deeper, isn't it time for you to tap that enormous potential inside of you, just waiting to leap out and show the world what you're capable of? Please, don't tell us; show us. Most importantly, show yourself. It's your turn, hm?
It only takes a few minutes to write a letter saying, "Hi, we both know you're one of the best at what you do. I'd like my contribution to the world to be patterned after your own excellence and success. Would you be my mentor for just 30 minutes? I'm sure it would help me to make a positive difference in the world."
There are a hundred ways to write to them briefly, and powerfully. Use your imagination and desire. The internet or local library can provide you with addresses and/or email addresses for thousands and thousands of world-class masters. You will assuredly be surprised at how many of them respond affirmatively.
As always, your results in life are less connected to what you know... ... and far more connected to what you DO with what you know, hm?