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How to Win

Will You?


“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” — Peter Marshall


So many people say they can’t.

The truth is that they just won’t.

The following is a true story.

Ed Agresta is a motivational speaker in New Jersey, and one day he was invited to speak to a sports psychology class at Montclair State University. During his talk, Agresta became so excited about motivating the students that he made this offer:

Call my hotline every day for a month and I will give you $100.

Agresta’s hotline, called Power Thoughts, is a recorded message available around the clock. By dialing 609-660-8156, callers get a motivational story.

And that’s what he was inviting the students to do. Call the hotline every day for a month, with a payoff of $100.

After the class, Agresta felt some buyer’s remorse. What if everyone took him up on the offer? With 30 students in the class at $100 per student, Agresta would potentially be shelling out $3,000.

He needn’t have worried. Not a single student took him up on the offer.

What’s the moral? Some people believe that talent leads to the prize. Instead, great rewards await those who take the simplest of actions.

Every golfer CAN practice as long and as diligently as Tiger Woods. Few, if any, DO. 

So if you don’t get what you want, is it because you can’t?

Or that you just won’t?


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