It has often been said the line which separates winning from losing is as fine as a razors edge – and it is….
(I am talking about winning in a big way and in all areas of your life)
One person “just about” starts a project, the other person starts it.
One individual “almost” completes a task, the other does complete it. One person sees an opportunity, the other acts on it. One student “nearly” passes the exam, the other does pass it – and although the difference in their marks may be only one percentage point out of a hundred, it’s that one point that makes all the difference.
In 1947, ARMED – the first race horse in the history of United States’ racing to win over one million dollars in prize money over the duration of his career – had earnings of $761,500. But the horse which finished second in earnings that same year- a horse which often lost races a mile long by only “a nose” – won only $75,000. Now, if one were to look at their winnings alone, it would appear that ARMED was thirteen times better than his closest competitor. However, when you compare “the times” that were actually registered by those two horses in their races, you discover he really wasn’t even four percent superior!
Think of how your results would change if you improved your performance by just one or two percent.
Step across your razor’s edge
Author: Bob Proctor
“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”
~ Denis Waitley