Once upon a time a young student went to see the local Kung Fu master.
“What would you like to learn?” asked the old guy.
“I want to be able to leap over a huge tree,” the young kid said, not sure what to expect.
“OK, follow me,” the old master said.
“Seriously?” the kid thought, following along.
The old master planted a seed in the middle of a field.
“Jump over this,” the master said.
“Seriously?” the kid asked. The master nodded, completely serious.
The kid jumped over the recently planted seed.
“Perfect,” said the master. “Come here and do the same, every day. I will check on you in a few years,” he said, totally serious, and walked away.
The kid dutifully obeyed. After fifteen years, he was leaping several meters in the air.
By the time the master returned, the kid was now a man, and was famous for his physical skills.
Not only was he leaping over the large tree, but he was teaching the local kids all about patience and dedication.
That with only a small amount of daily effort, you can build miraculous skills.
Or as Kid Rock says in one of his songs:
“Persistence pays and if that holds true, I’m gonna buy this F—— planet before the time I’m through!”
Most people spend their entire lives looking for ONE secret that will give them instant riches, instant fame, instant sex, instant health.
But if they spend that SAME effort on just a few daily activities, they would have created a masterpiece with their lives.
Instead, they keep searching for secrets that don’t exist.
All that effort, wasted.
How do you spend your days?
All you really need is to shift how you spend just a few minutes per day, and you will be remembered forever.