So simple that we simply neglect it

They say that greatness lies in simple things or in a way to put things simply so that anyone may understand them and follow them through.

Jim Rohn challenged me this week with the following simple title:

The Law of Diminishing intent.

“So many times what separates the successful from the unsuccessful is that the successful simply do it. They take action. They aren’t necessarily smarter than others; they just work the plan. Over the years, I’ve taught the time to act is when the emotion is strong because if you don’t, here’s what happens — it’s called the law of diminishing intent. We intend to act when the idea strikes us, when the emotion is high, but if we delay and we don’t translate those feelings into action fairly soon, the intention starts to diminish. A month from now it’s cold and a year from now it can’t be found. So set up the discipline when the idea is strong, clear and powerful — that’s the time to work the plan, to engage in the discipline; otherwise the emotion is wasted. And here’s what is interesting: all disciplines affect each other; everything affects everything. That’s why even the smallest action is important—because the value and benefits you receive from that one little action will inspire you to do the next one and the next one…. So step out and take action on your plan because if the plan is good, then the results can be miraculous.”

Jim Rohn

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