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Something Extra

There is a simple rule of life.

You want to know what it is?

The people who do more, get more.

Have you ever noticed that? Think about it. Usually when people do extra, such is the case: The person who studies more, has better grades. The person who eats right, is healthier. The person who exercises more, is fitter. The person who tithes more and is more financially prudent, is or will be better off financially  (yes I most definitely believe that and it's no dispute in my mind). The person who is nicer & more respectful to people, gets more back in return. The person who practices their craft, is better positioned to seize opportunities. I can go on and on.

So it's conclusive that whomever does more, does extra, gets more. It's a direct correlation. It's for sure, cause and affect. And it's also a no brainier that the reason we don't get what we want is simply because we're not doing everything we can do to get what we want. Even if we don't hit the bullseye, we'll get close enough to it if we're giving it all we've got. A large part of the reason for success (no matter how big or small), is sacrifice and working smart (and thus hard), as well as, being consistent. Remember, my telling you I wasted lots of time not writing? I would start and stop, start and stop. And I got nowhere. Consequently, the reason some of us are not where we want to be is because we give up, just like I did. We convince ourselves it's too hard (like I did). We think, because it's taking so long that it won't happen (like I did). So we stop. That's the worst thing we can do because that means nothing will happen and nothing from nothing leaves nothing. Doing something even if it's a small something, is movement, which is better than doing nothing. 

So I'm here to tell everybody that none of us will get anywhere if we're not willing to give up something. We have to be inconvenienced and uncomfortable in order for us to enjoy convenience and comfort later. And none of it will come without us doing something extra as much as possible. "The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich" (Proverbs 13:4).

Just do something extra -- consistently and your time will come.
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