success secrets


“To get to the top, you have to get off your bottom.” —Unknown

Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Jeff Halls in Texas.

A big part of success is taking action…massive action. In fact, the 5 words why most people fail are: “I don’t feel like it.”

“I don’t feel like practicing.”

“I don’t feel like making sales calls.”

“I don’t feel like studying for my test.”

Well, guess what? You don’t have to feel like doing something to do it.

What most people do not realize is that when you don’t “feel like” doing something, that feeling is coming from a thought. And you don’t have to take your thoughts seriously.

But we do because those feelings feel so real.

Dreams feel real too, but once we wake up, don’t the feelings go away?

Dreams are just thoughts when we are sleeping and we don’t make a big deal of them.

So why then, do we take our thoughts when we are awake seriously?

Because we think we have to.

If you wake up in the morning still tired, and you have a thought of “I don’t feel like getting up” and you take that thought seriously, you will probably hit snooze or just lie in bed a little longer.

But if you disregard that thought, you will probably just get out of bed and get on with your day.

I may not have ever met you in person, but I know that you want to get to the next level.

How do I know that?

Because you are reading this blog.

I’m also pretty sure that you know what the next step you need to take is.

So it’s not a matter of CAN you…it’s a matter of WILL you?

We all know what to do, but very few people do what they know. And the only thing ever getting in our way…is our thinking.

A true champion does what he/she needs to do, when he/she needs to do it, whether he/she feels like it or not.

Message over.

Leave a comment below and tell me what action step you are going to take today.

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Warmest regards,


8 replies
  1. Brielle Hrymoc
    Brielle Hrymoc says:

    An action step that I am going to take to work my way to the top is to continue playing in USTA tournaments to increase my ranking and gain more experience for college matches in the future. I will also train with a positive attitude while learning from my mistakes in order to be the best player I can be.

  2. Tiny
    Tiny says:

    good tonread things like this daily to keep you on track… should do one on Determination/Not Quitting when a lot of people doubted

  3. Alexa G.
    Alexa G. says:

    Oh Ed. my action for the day is to live in the moment and sign up for that gym membership that I’ve been waiting for since the present moment has permitted me not to have an enrollment fee!!

    Also I am looking at things from all angles so that I can have better perspective instead of responding with my own personal feelings.

  4. Jonathan
    Jonathan says:


    A colleague of mine at work has the words “Eat a frog every morning” written on his whiteboard, accompanied by a drawing of little green frog in a teacup. I once asked him what it meant, and he responded by saying that the first thing you should do when you get in the office should be the thing that you are least looking forward to.When I asked why, he told me that after “eating your frog,” nothing could possibly make you feel worse during the day.

    I find your message to be very similar. I tend to worry a lot about “big” things/deliverables (read: frogs) I have at work, but after taking time to take a bite out of them, I realize they’re very manageable. They’re “okay.” The size and scope of the work is relatively unimportant to just getting it done instead.

    My action is to figure out what my “frogs” are for other things so I can power through them. Whether it’s something big or something, I don’t want it to be a “non-starter” in my life.


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