The Most Productive Thing


Golden Gate Bridge sunset moment

Golden Gate Bridge sunset moment (Photo credit: davidyuweb)

“Winners almost do what they think is the most productive thing possible at every moment; losers never do. When you look at what winners and losers actually do moment by moment, the difference between these two divisions of human race really is that small.

But the result of those small differences keep adding to each other at every given moment until they reach a critical size.”

Create a noble aim for your life, then make use of every moment to achieve it.

Just as, to use a financial analogy, a sum of money that has its interest reinvested over time seems to grow amazingly (the magic of compound interest), so in life the cumulative effect of daily work – if tied to a clear goal – seems to produce wonderful results.

Tom Butler-Bowdon

One hundred percent of appreciated value


Confuse not the necessary expenses with thy desires.

Study thoughtfully thy accustomed habit of living. Herein may be the most often found certain accepted expenses that may wisely be reduced or eliminated. Let thy motto be one hundre percent of appreciated value demanded for each coin spent.

The gold we may retain from our earnings is but the start. The earnings it will make shall build our fortunes.

A man’s wealth is not in the coins he carries in his purse; it is in the income he buildeth, the golden stream that continually floweth into his purse and keepeth it always bulging.

George C. Clason