Winning starts with beginning, sure. But the best winning happens with doing what is needed and more. Think about this fact: The worst procrastination happens not with what we want to do, but mostly with what we genuinely need to do. So, this article is genuinely based on a Henry Ford like saying of my Dad: “You either do it or you do not do it.”
Listen, we all love to succeed, but it takes more than doing what is needed or wanted sometimes to genuinely succeed. It takes doing what is needed and more, even if you fail temporarily or make a mistake without any “good luck of the beginner” involved. Success the first time, then, is usually a bad thing, because you expect to repeat that “good luck of the beginner” over and over again after that first success. It is sort of like the first high of the drug addict being the best and not to be repeated in subsequent “high times.” Get my point? If you really want to succeed for real, you have to practice being able to repeat the success before you can really succeed again and again. This is where first time “lucky” success does not count in any way.
So, when I say all kinds of things about “do what is needed and more”. I mean this: Practice until your success is certain and repeatable genuinely. Without that ability to repeat and know what you are doing, how can the success be genuine in any way? I will give you my answer: It cannot be genuine in any way, because even if you get lucky the total knowledge is not there of how to be genuinely successful.
Here is a message and a crucial message here: Successful cheating is not success either, because you skipped over the essence of success with that. Sure, we all want to do our best, but sneaking, cheating and dishonest embezzlement is not the way to do it. Sure, I am all for creatively succeeding through honest means. But winning without integrity or reality is not winning at all. Dealing with reality and winning in reality is doing what is needed and more with full understanding of what you are doing and why, not playing, cheating or embezzling. That means seeing your goal as your genuine job, desired and undesired. That means doing what is genuinely needed, wanted and more for real success. So, if you are intent on genuinely and passionately succeeding, by God do the work genuinely, or forget about it, or do something else you genuinely want to do.
My name is Joshua Clayton, I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California. I also write under a few pen-names and aliases, but Joshua Clayton is my real name, and I write by that for the most part now. I am a philosophical writer and objective thinker and honest action taker. I also work at a senior center in Gardena, California as my day job, among other things, but primarily I am a writer.