The “Do 27 Not 25” Method of Success in College, Life & Career!
Separating yourself from the masses is a matter of small decisions and habits of thought. Thinking differently. Doing the things that the average students either overlook or are too lazy to do. One of those is a simple outlook, a way of approaching things summarized by:
Do 27 not 25!
Let me explain with a simple example. If you are conscious of your health and exercise and do sit-ups or push-ups every day, do not set your goal at 25 sit-ups like everyone else. And do not do just 26 which is just one more, just a little above average.
Do 27 instead, to push yourself beyond what you thought you could do or what anyone else would normally do. You get the idea. Do not stop at 50, do 52. Do not stop at 105, do 107. Get it?
This applies to every endeavor, every area of your life. when you hit your goal, do not stop. Go further. Not just a little further, but one more push over a little further. No matter what it is, from studying, to cleaning, to exercising, to helping someone in need, to contributing to the club you are in. It is an attitude, a way of being.
Oh yeah, one other thing: every week, or month, increase it by 5. It takes just a few seconds more. And you keep expanding your ‘margin of excellence’, not stopping at the average or above average. Always stay above those standards, in everything, in every area of your life.
Actually, this one thing is so powerful that if you applied it to everything you do in life without exception, every day, you would not need to keep reading. This one thing could alone change your life beyond your wildest dreams.
Do 27 not 25!
Always do more than average and always more than above average. You will fail, of course. That is the price you pay for trying, for success. Try just like Babe Ruth (baseball home run king who held strike out record, Michael Jordan (basketball goal record and missed goals record), Abraham Lincoln (lost more elections than he won) and Thomas Edison (more than 10,000 failed experiments before successfully inventing the light bulb).