“Knowledge will not apply itself. You must make the application,” Charles Haanel observes. Thus, I look at the domino effect and I can apply the laws of physics. The value of this demonstration has nothing to do with those laws. It has everything to do with the laws of the mind.

“Abundance will not come to you out of the sky.” If something is worth attaining, than the hard work has value and purpose. Begin by questioning your purpose and authenticity in its pursuit. Have a growth mindset and be willing to see the how far you have come, rather than emphasizing the distance from the goal.

I will persist until I succeed. I do this with balance, perspective and the knowledge that “from childish swipes the oak will eventually tumble.”

So although the effort may seem insignificant, do not be deceived. Each step will take you closer to the goal.


Do not be afraid to start. Once you begin, take heart and have the courage to persist. The lesson this week and the new scroll in The Greatest Salesmen in the World both emphasize the need to push forward in harmony.

                                        I will succeed.                                              It may be a small step, but as long as the motion moves me forward, I will lean into the wind.