Focus for Success - 6 - Domino Effect

in #mindset2 years ago

While the key to success is focusing on the most important thing in a particular moment in time, the next concept we are going to discuss shows you the power of starting small and building up.

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Gary Keller uses the perfect example in The One Thing*. Using the simple, yet extremely descriptive domino effect, Keller explains the power of starting with small wins or success and building to something much bigger.

I'm sure you've heard of the domino effect. Essentially, you line a bunch of dominos up and, when ready, you knock over one, which knocks over the next and so on. We teach small children to do this all the time without realizing the real-life ramifications.

But the secret which I did not realize is that each domino can be larger than the previous. Why? Because, each domino fall releases energy and when combined with the next domino, even greater energy is released. In 1983, Lorne Whitehead described his experiment where he proved this point. And, Keller notes the experiment in The One Thing*.

The bottom line is that focusing on the one thing can generate small successes which in turn generate larger and larger successes. You are unlocking the power of each success and adding it to the next, sometimes even larger success, to build an empire of success. You start small and build your skills and knowledge as you go. This is a very simple and effective method for living a successful life.

This is one of the most important chapters in this series. It shows how simple it is to build upon one small yet important thing until you have unstoppable momentum.

Successful people build small successes into great careers. Words by Guy Sellars


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*The One Thing, 2012, by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan, Bard Press of Austin Texas, Rellek Publishing Partners LTD.


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I just discovered your series Focus for Success. I enjoyed reading your article. What you said is true, success comes from small and well-thought actions. We just have to work hard for our dreams be patience and the results will come. Looking forward to seeing more!

Hi @ioannafo. Thank you for reading my article and I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope to see you often.

In looking at your profile, I see that you've started several online businesses. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work here on Steemit.

Thanks again for commenting. Looking forward to your future input.

Thank you for your kind words as well, @guysellars! Indeed I am a startup lover.
Taking risks and putting yourself out there is what life has taught me in order to succeed!
Steemit is an amazing community with so many amazing people.
Looking forward to discovering more.

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