(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


There are some really bright, educated, creative people in the world. There are also some really successful people who are having outcomes that are exactly what they want.

These are not always the same people. Many successful people are not particularly smart or creative, and there are many bright, educated, creative people who are struggling in all areas of life. So what’s the difference that makes the difference?


Ideas are great, but actions are the key. To think about something is useful; more thought would have prevented some disasters. But did you ever see something produced and say to yourself “I thought of that long ago”? The difference is someone else had the idea also, but they then took the actions necessary to bring it to fruition.

Life rewards action.


Coaching Point: What is the next step of action on your idea?


Copyright 1999 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.