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Simon says, “Your success depends on what you can do, not on what you
cannot do.”



What you cannot do may be on your list of things you want to be able
to do one day; but your services line is limited to what you can already do
today. You may be a good singer, a serious student of eighteenth century
philosophy, a skilled whittler, an expert on baseball statistics, a competent
poker player, and still not be a link in the success chains of others. What you
can do does not materially add to their success and thus, does not affect
yours.



You cannot and should not spend every waking moment succeeding. You
need other ways to express yourself and to get away from the success game. If
you do not have other interests, the absence of fullness and richness in your
life sooner or later lead to your being obsessed with success. Should that
happen, certain failure is just around the corner. No one can pull the success
wagon 24-hours a day forever.



Do what you can do today to succeed. The danger is likely not in
becoming obsessed with success. It is in letting days and weeks pass without
doing your success work, without expanding and enhancing your internal
resources, without focusing on improving your services line, without marketing
your services to the world. Sometimes it is not easy to identify success work
you can do right now; but,



•There is always something you can do.



•You always have success options and
opportunities.



The critical question is not whether there is success work available
to you. It is, “What am I doing right now to succeed?” If you ask
yourself this question once a day, every day, and if the answer is,
“Whatever I can do right now to succeed,” your success is inevitable.





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