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Wednesday; October 18

The other day I came across a quote by Jim Rohn, the businessman and inspirational speaker, who observed, “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.  Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”  As I pondered this thought, I began to think of it as two separate principles joined at the hip.  The first idea, that successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do, appears to be about commitment, but there may be more.  Whether it is imagination, effort, insight – or whatever else – success comes from not being willing to settle for the way things have always been.  It is about a willingness to go to the next level and re-inventing the wheel (when necessary).   It is finding better ways to solve problems and investing in different ideas to solving problems.  (After all, if a problem exists today doesn’t that mean that yesterday’s way of thinking didn’t work?)  The second part of the statement piggy-backs on the first requiring us to reth…