On the back of the jacket of Jack Canfield’s book, The Success
Principles, this quotation caught our attention: “The principles always
work if you work the principles”.
Perhaps this is too simplistic a statement or merely echoes another
familiar marketing “come-on”, but it does translate into a variation of
the work ethic. To us, this means doing instead of just thinking.
And doing is synonymous to action, execution, implementation,
carrying out – all these convey the active mode as opposed to the
passive mode of just thinking.
The human brain knows no limits when it comes to thinking out ways
and strategies in dealing with all kinds of problems, but if these
strategies and plans are NOT acted upon, they really hold no meaning
– they’re like empty blueprints camouflaged in sparkling rhetoric. And
rhetoric comes cheap these days.
We’ve made up our minds to be less ambitious about this work, and
called the 101 recommendations and suggestions contained in this
book as simply TIPS. Tips on how NOT to procrastinate.
Procrastination pervades every aspect of our lives. And we’ve
mastered it to perfection having learned a subtle form of it when we