Once is never enough is one statement that has transformed the lives of many individuals in every area of their lives, some of whom we thought were losers.
Let’s see some of the names of successful individuals who had to do one thing over and over until they succeeded at it.
- The Wright Brothers.
- Thomas A. Edison.
- Steve Jobs.
- James J. Carbet
- Usain Bolt.
The idea of doing something once is one that could only lead you to failure, one must therefore master the philosopher and art of repetition.
Once is never enough is one of the chapters in the book am working on titled, ‘The Day I Walked To Work.”
You do not expect to succeed at something by a single shot, because once is never enough. Ask anyone who has made in business or in sports, they will tell you that they almost gave up.
Let’s talk about the mind! First is your conscious mind. Your conscious mind takes in new information from all walks of life.
Everything that happens to you and those that you happen to on a daily basis is analyzed in your conscious mind in terms of importance and applicability.
The second is the subconscious mind. It is the storage place for everything that has ever happened to you.
Your subconscious mind has a record of all your emotions, thoughts, goals, and experiences.
One thing that we should know is that your subconscious mind does not have a reasoning capability, it obeys commands.
In the subconscious mind, there is no right or wrong, good or bad, small or big, beautiful or ugly. Every information that you accept into your subconscious mind is accepted as it is.
Our brain is developed in such a way that the more we repeat things the more they stick. The Law of repetition.
Through repetition, a man is able to learn even the most complex of tasks. And just like the title reads. “Once is never enough, do it again and again” until you get it right.
Why did my friend fail to make it? Simple, he went for that interview with the mentality that there were other people out there who were much better than him, despite the fact that they were looking for the same job.
“I am not good enough” stuck in the subconscious part of his brain, and he believed it to be true, and so it became his reality.
In your thirst for knowledge, you should develop a reading culture that allows you to read one good book at least twice, as a matter of fact, you should make these books a part of your life.
In order to erase the negative old data that has pulled you back over the years, you must develop a reading culture that will allow you to remain open-minded and positive at all times.
Go back and do it again and again until you get it right.
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