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Challenges offer disproportionate rewards

In every challenge there lies an antithetical reward – a large, often unintended, opportunity.

Why?  One reason is because the majority opts to avoid confrontation.  Thus the obvious consequence is that fewer people follow through.  The not so obvious consequence is the disproportionate reward for the few who do.

The reason is simple: Most people simply don’t stay in the game long enough to win it. Instead, they run out of steam or choose to settle.  Therefore, the abundance that exists is distributed generously to those who do what the majority is simply unwilling to do.

I am reminded of a quote from my days in self-help: “Successful people are successful because they are willing to do what unsuccessful people are unwilling to do.” So simple.  So true.

Life is not a zero sum game, but stagnation and lazy habits certainly create vivid impressions of lack and deprivation that people mistake for absolute universal laws. But fortunately, there is enough [enter your definition of success] to go around.  Just do what most don’t: Follow through.

Be a Maverick,

– Kent

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  • Georgina Coleman says:

    Thanks for the reminder — it is true that sometimes it is just too easy to “settle” — just leads to dis satisfaction. It is necessary to be “stronger” than that!


  • Lu MK says:

    Thanks, Kent.

    Actually this comes just right at a time when I’m wondering why I keep working my ass off like this…
    Your post just rekindled my conviction that it will make all the difference for the rest of my life.

    Sometimes it’s hard to keep going and pushing a growing business in difficult times.

  • Marty says:

    Very inspiring thoughts. Encouraging words to stay the course and to welcome new opportunities. Thanks Kent as always good material.

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