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Success = a recipe, not a lottery ticket

advance advance planner May 14, 2021
 

👉 Success is more like following a recipe than finding the right lottery ticket. 👈

If it was a lottery ticket, that means…

🤷‍♂️ There’s a limited amount available

🤷‍♂️ If someone else wins, you lose (and vice versa)

But it’s not like that at all…

🧁 A recipe takes a specific list of ingredients

🧁 Applies them for a specific duration of time + intensity (usually heat in the oven)

🧁 Has a predictable outcome…

And, it (for the most part) ALWAYS WORKS…

 

It's the small stuff, done well, consistently... 

Most of us look at the HUGE things out there and assume that’s success.

Nada.

The stuff we see is, most often, the fruit of small unseen things done consistently well over time…

💣 That marriage is great- not because they flew to Tahiti for a second honeymoon but because they have a weekly date night, time where they unplug from work + the kids and just be together…

💣 That faith life is on fire- not because of the annual tent revival that guy just attended, or that weekend workshop where he got rocked… but because he consistently listens for the voice of God, intentionally carving time to relate as if he was investing in the relationship with a close friend…

💣 That level of fitness is off the charts- not because of the Crossfit weekend event or the marathon run or the any-other-major-event… but because of the routine of going to the gym, pounding the pavement… when it’s fun, and even when it’s not…

You get the idea.

It’s the unseen.

And it’s the unseen done consistently well.

And it’s the unseen things done well that are SO SMALL that we often fail to notice HOW BIG the “add up” of those efforts really is…

 

Keep going-- the right ingredients + the time = results

Every cut down a tree? I have-- with power tools. 

But... ever whacked one with your brute strength, using an ax?

Each chop seems like it makes NO dent at all (or, at best, just a small one). But bang it out, CONSISTENTLY… and those unseen differences added…

And the tree falls.

And you succeed :-)

 

 

Make it personal... 

Here’s how that applies to us… whether it’s a thriving marriage, rocking business, best-shape-of-your-life-fitness-routine, on-fire faith life… or whatever else you’re scouting this new year…

✅ There’s an infinite supply— in fitness, family, finance, whatever…

✅ Yours isn’t diminished at all when other people attain theirs— and their’s isn’t by you (in fact, we can actually learn from—and empower each other, moving forward, together…)

 

 


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