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Chapter 7: Four Degrees of Action

Disciplined, consistent, and persistent actions are more of a determining factor in the creation of success than any other combination of things.

How much action is necessary to create success? The more action we take, the greater chance we have. There are four degrees of action:

1. Do nothing.

2. Retreat.

3. Take normal levels of action.

4. Take massive action.

Most people spend their lives on the first three levels. The first two are the basis for failure, and the third level provides, in the best case scenario, an average existence. Taking normal levels of action is accepted by society. That is why it is so dangerous. People think that they already do enough and don’t have the motivation to move to the fourth level.

Only massive action can bring success. What is surprising is that it is the most natural state of action. Children are in a state of constant action all the time. Massive action can cause new problems and criticism and warnings from others. But these reactions should only be further motivation to do more. When undertaking massive action, people stop thinking in terms of how many hours they work and instead think in terms of results.

Actions to take