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The Secret Of Getting Things Done!

I am currently reading “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude” by Napoleon Hill. This after I decided that I am no longer reading any self-help books. The book was given to me by my uncle as a gift and by the time I realised, I had already read the first few chapters. I have been procrastinating quite a lot in the last time, mostly because I have been on holiday, but I am back.

There’s a chapter in the book with the same title as this post. Here are some insights that stood out for me that I felt necessary to share with you. This is especially for those who, like me, are doing things that they would rather not be doing or are not doing the things that they want to be doing. I’m actually planning on putting up a poster with these thoughts to motivate me on those lazy days.

  1. It is better for people to do something and pay nothing, than to pay dues and do nothing.
  2. Too often what we read and profess  becomes a part of our libraries and our vocabularies, instead of becoming a part of our lives.
  3. Sow an action and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.
  4. The secret of getting things done is: DO IT NOW!
  5. As long as you live, never say to yourself ‘Do IT NOW! unless you immediately follow through with desirable action.
  6. Now is the time to act.
  7. Now is the time to be happy.


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Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.


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  1. iamlorrelai

    I so need this as a reminder each time I need to get up and go jog. Size 34 feels heeeaaaavvy shem.

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