Find Success In Anything You Do – Treat The Few As The Many
Treat the Few As The Many
Have you ever caught yourself thinking that if you had more money, you would take better care of it? Or if you had better health and a more fit body, you would exercise and take care of it more? Or that if you had a better job or your own business, you would try harder and care more?
I believe that all of us tend to do this to a certain extent. It is an absolute illusion.
Matter of fact, we do this unconsciously and it is something that successfully convinces us to delay pursuing our progress off until later.
Listed below are three key lessons by the world renowned speaker, Jim Rohn:
“If you wish to preside over riches, you must start when the amounts are small.”
“Here’s when you begin to qualify for the abundance, and riches, and greatness, and respect…be disciplined when the amount are small.”
“Treat the few as the many.”
Jim explains that to build the abundance we seek, we must treat the small amount that we start with exactly as we would treat the abundance if we had it.
Doing so begins to qualify us to receive what we wish for; it makes us become worthy of having our desire fulfilled.
For example, if you have a very small business with a few customers, you must treat them as you would if you ran a multi-million dollar corporation with thousands of customers. You must treat the few customers with the same care, loyalty, and respect in order to become worthy of attracting the larger numbers.
If you are not physically fit and want better health, start by taking good care of your current health and treating your body how you would treat it if you had to maintain an extremely fit body.
By engaging in this process, we ready ourselves to take on the larger responsibility, we make ourselves worthy of achieving the larger scale success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said,
“God will not have his work made manifest by cowards.”
Emerson means to say that it takes courage to treat something small as something very serious. It takes courage to do the work when nobody is watching. But those who take a leap onto the plane of uncertainty and persevere when the numbers are small, will be the ones who reap the rewards later on. The more you do with the little you have, the more you receive as time goes on.
Charles Haanel mentions the same concept in his book, “The Master Key,”
“Power is contingent upon a proper use of the power already in possession.”
Haanel explains with this statement, how to increase our ability within any single area of life with this quote.
He states that to get more, you must do more with whatever you already have. As you continue to do more, you will continue to earn more power and strength through the spirit of life and through the law of growth.
It is commonly known that if we constantly push our boundaries, we keep becoming capable of achieving a lot more than we previously imagined. This is true because it the very nature of life is to grow and expand in this manner.
This happens naturally as we continue to push ourselves out of our comfort zones.
A man who speaks in front of thousands of people today once started with speaking to a room of 5 people. But he took those 5 people seriously; he learned, progressed, and eventually talked to more and more people.
By doing so, he was granted more power by the law of growth so that today he is capable of talking to thousands of people without becoming very nervous.
Treat what little power you already have as a sufficient amount and as you would if you had it in abundance. More will inevitably make its way to you.
This process is something that anyone who has ever achieved something great has gone through. If you wish to be great, you must do the same.
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I would love to hear your experience regarding this fundamental principle of life.