Wealth Secret Of The Day – Be The Best

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Wealth Secret Of The Day - Be The Best
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“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” — Vince Lombardi




People often aim to achieve success and wealth by being cheaper, faster, by having clever marketing, or by some other method.

There’s no doubt that these things can really help. But there is simply no competitive advantage as good as being the best.

The secret of being the best is one of the most powerful secrets of wealth.

Being the best is an interesting phenomenon. What I find fascinating about it, is that very often it does not start with the mindset “I am going to try and finish in the top three and who knows, maybe I will get the gold”.

It starts with the mindset “I am going to be the best”.

When I look at my life, whichever of these two things I have chosen, I found was very often the one that I achieved.




Choosing to be the best can make you shine. It is far more motivating and focusing than merely choosing to “do well” – or (worse), choosing merely to do what it takes to get by.

I recall the old famous saying – “Aim for the stars and you might hit the moon.”

Being the best is of course no overnight task. I can’t just decide today to be the best violinist on Earth and then tomorrow stride out confidently onto the concert platform. If you are actually going to be the best, you cannot fool yourself. You need not only to decide that you are going to be the best, but you need to do so consistently, and to perform consistently the actions that lead towards maximum improvement. Being the best may take years of dedication, study, perseverance, self-control… and you truly don’t have a moment to lose! The clock is ticking.

The time to begin is right now.

If you could be the best at any one thing, what would it be? This is a great question to ask yourself.

Perhaps there are several other things you would also like to be the best at – me too! But there is a Chinese saying that he who chases two rabbits catches neither. So it would probably be best to strive to become the best at one thing at a time; for the momentum and resources generated by the achievement of one superlative can very often be the impetus that propels one towards another.

Are you really giving life your best? Can you “fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run”? Can you fill the unforgiving hour with sixty minutes worth of perfect focus and real progress? Can you pack eight, ten, twelve or more of these perfect hours into each day, day after day?

There is only one answer, for the best. The answer is “Yes. I can, and I am.”



Concentrate on quality, rather than appearances. At the end of the day, actually being the best is far better than merely appearing to be the best. Those whose superiority is only based on appearances, tend to make a rapid rise, followed by a rapid fall. Don’t be distracted by them: In ten years’ time it will all be different – and ten years time is a destination that none can avoid.

An essential part of being the best is simply the ability to move at high speed. I do not advise recklessness or the breaking of speed limits, but it’s a simple observation that most people act as though they have forever. If you do this, you won’t get there! If you continue to bumble along in your own sweet way, you are probably not going to get rich – because it requires an extreme commitment on all levels. It also requires that you rise above the perpetual expenses that keep the majority locked in a holding pattern for their entire working lives.

Another thing about people who are committed to being the best is that doors open for them. People notice. People seek out superlatives – and there are many opportunities available to people who are the best that are simply not available to others; even to the second-best! If you are on the path of being the best, people are more often inspired by you, and you are likely to find people who want to support you. “To the victor go the spoils; to the runner-up, the scraps”.

When you are the best, be sure that you arrange for it to be noticed. It is necessary. You cannot both hide away and also enjoy the advantages of being the best. Make sure you emphasize your competitive advantage with a superlative demonstration of ability.

Be aware that you may also, however, find people who are jealous and want to pull you down. You must be careful of these, and also be careful to be a graceful winner. For as David de Angelo once said “The price of big success is having some people, not like you.”

The pursuit of the superlative is the ultimate adventure. The thing most worth doing. The thing you will most regret if you do not do, and the thing you will forever feel glorious about if you do. Being the best is one of the absolute master keys to wealth.




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