Sunday, October 03, 2004

Too Much, Too Little, Too Late

Sure this was a #1 song for Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams, but let's take a look at each of the three elements that make up the title and see how they apply to success.

Too Much
People often refer to "paying a price" for success. Usually they mean that if you focus too much on one area of your life (work for example) then the other areas will suffer (like relationships). I couldn't agree more.

Moderation is the key here. There of course are times when you have to focus more than you may like on a certain area; while that is normal, it shouldn't become the norm.

Too Little
On the other hand, it is possible to do too little. How much effort each person puts into achieving success is up to them. If you are going to give a half-hearted effort, or be lazy, then at least don't begrudge those who do make an all out effort.

Too Late
As people get older there can be a tendency to start thinking that it's getting too late to start trying. Or, in the realm of finances people may wish they had gotten in on a hot stock when it was first issued. Any number of scenarios like these can take place in any of the six success areas.

Don't fall for that trap. Is it ever too late? Maybe. But I can guarantee the effort alone will re-invigorate you, and you will a spark again.


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