Develop a Bias for Action

OVER THE YEARS, I have done more than 5,000 interviews on radio and TV, in magazines, newsletters, newspapers, blogs, and in front of audiences. Over and over, people ask me, “What is the secret of success?”

But, as Og Mandino once told me, “There are no secrets of success; there are merely timeless truths that have been discovered over and over again.”

That being said, I think that one of the great secrets of success in business is simply “task completion.” In the final analysis, you will be judged by your ability to get results that people want, need, value, and will pay you for. People who are paid high salaries and get promoted to senior positions are people who have developed a reputation for getting the ...

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