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Secret Of Beginning


Jun 1, 2004
In one of James Allen's lesser known books, "Byways of Blessedness", he
devotes the entire first chapter to beginnings. He writes, "Most beginnings
are small, and appear trivial and insignificant, but in reality they are
the most important things in life."

Without a beginning you could have the greatest idea and the greatest plan
in the world and you would still fail. Whereas a modest idea and an
incomplete plan often produces success when accompanied by even an
"insignificant" beginning.

"Beginning" is just another way to describe the most powerful six-letter
word in the vocabulary of achievers: A-C-T-I-O-N.

Hugely successful people, the kind who go from mediocre to millions almost
overnight, know that the major key to their success was taking MASSIVE
ACTION. When Jeff Bezos decided to start, he left his job on
the East Coast and headed to Washington State. He had his wife drive him
and their belongings across the country so that he could stay on the phone
constantly; convincing potential investors and vendors why Amazon would be
a success.

Even the smallest of actions, the ones James Allen called trivial and
insignificant, can lead to great success. Sir Isaac Newton's principle that
a "body at rest tends to remain at rest and a body in motion tends to
remain in motion," definitely applies to the action principle. Once you've
taken the first step (even a baby step), the next steps seem easier to

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