Chapter 13

Simple versus Easy: Getting It Done

From this point forward, I am assuming that you know exactly what you want to accomplish most in your life. (If you don't, it's time to take a break and revisit some of the earlier sections of the book.) Now what you need are some tools that will help you get additional leverage and start making measurable progress toward your goals. You need some strategies for moving forward and gaining momentum.

That's what this next part of the book is all about. If you have made it this far, you are ready to be personally accountable for taking action on your own plan. You are not part of the vast majority of the herd who sit on the sidelines and make comments about what other people do out there in the game of life. You are ready to take the field and run a play. And I am here to tell you that once you become one of those people—the people who regularly take action on their behalf, the people who get leverage on themselves—you have joined a pretty exclusive club. You have become someone who takes responsibility for your own outcomes. So if that's what you're here for…congratulations, and welcome to the club.

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not ...

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