There’s this idea in our society that if you want something amazing, there’s got to be some secret to getting it.
People want “magic bullet” answers. They think if they look long enough and hard enough then maybe, just maybe, they’ll stumble upon the SECRETS “THEY” DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW.
I’m not judging. I used to be like this too. But now I know different. Now I know there aren’t any secrets. The truth is often hidden in plain sight; you just have to know how to see it.
- The secret to fitness? Eat real food and move regularly.
- The secret to being organized? Have a place for everything and keep everything in its place. (Want help? Check out the Konmari Method.)
- The secret to time management? Learn to say “no” and tackle your most important tasks first.
- The secret to writing a novel? Write a little bit every day.
I’ve found that the best way to learn the “secret” of whatever it is I want to achieve is to listen to people who have done (or are doing) it first. [Read more…]