Tell the world what you’re going to do – but show it first!
- Actions (deeds) are what count MOST.

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In Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, and indeed his other writings, this is one common strand he refrains to.

“Tell the world what you’re going to do, but show it FIRST!”

And Hill explains further when he goes on to say that ACTIONS (deeds) are what count most as opposed to talk.

In parlance, talk’s cheap, my brother, but can you BACK that talk up?

Importantly too, there are other lessons we can learn from this.

Last night, my daughter was watching her Mom dish up a barrage of delicacies in the kitchen.

I spoke about gratitude in an email prior to this, and boy oh boy am I grateful that we’re eating WELL at a period where a lot of people in the world don’t even have the basics sorted (and sometimes not really due to any “fault” of their own).

That the lights are on. That we have internet. That we are SAFE – – Gratitude, and while these may seem like very small things, they really aren’t, my friend.

Anyway, she was experimenting with some cooked food, and after adding some hot chili pepper, mustard and another condiment I won’t name here to some baked flat bread, she asked me to taste it.

Um… I’m pretty brave when it comes to food but THAT made me hesitate – -but looking at my daughter’s smiling face, I couldn’t resist.

I popped it into my mouth.

“Excellent, honey!” I said, desperately reaching for a glass of water to calm my tastebuds down (I’m a hot food fanatic, but heapfuls of red peper will make almost any tongue BURN, hehe).

My six (soon to be seven) year old grinned in delight.

“Mommy! Look! I’m as good of a cook as YOU are!”

And this happens often. We let her experiment with things – pick things up on her own – – something which was for whatever reason expressly forbidden when yours truly was growing up (you’ll make a mess! And so forth) and something that gives her CONFIDENCE.

But as she wrote down her version of the recipes, she made a comment to my wife.

“Mommy I’ll share these with my friends first!”

“Sweetie, don’t do that”, responded my wife. “OR someone will steal your idea, and you’ll be left crying and feeling upset!”

“Or, she might just up and haul him one”, I cheerfully interjected.

Hehe. But my wife was right, as usual …

A while ago, I mentioned my green tea business and how I did it (well, not the specifics, but in general) to a person I know well, and lo and behold, a few days later, I see his wife posting pictures of … guess what. Green tea. Hehe. Selling it in China, the same as I do, no less.

Now, I don’t mind being copied. In fact, one enterprising guy went so far as to copy Gorilla Grip and call it his own – – and while that was a minor annoyance while it lasted, all par for the courses, hehe.

You haven’t really “made it” until a few folks start hating you – – or copying you!

And that has been happening a while, but in terms of the tea what I did NOT tell the person was that a) I’d never let on to the idea if it could be that easily copied and b) the niche I serve CANNOT be served by others due to various and TRUE reasons.

Ditto for selling coffee in China … or fitness, or anything else I do. Hehe.

And that’s what we told our daughter.

“Mommy’s right, Barb”, I told her. “Tell the world what you’re going to do – – but show ‘em first!”

Whats that mean, my daughter asked.

Well, do it first, I said. “Do it FIRST – – and then no-one can take the idea away from you!”

And my daughter’s got it down pat, hehe.

In terms of fitness, the same damn thing applies, my friend.

When I got down from 120 kg to 60, or what I am NOW – I didn’t blow my bugle about it BEFORE I did it. I did NOT express my intentions to all and sundry, as doing so would likely have meant I’d never have got to the goal.

Not for sure, of course, but most likely. In case you’ve ever noticed feeling “deflated” after you talk about your goals with people and then suddenly losing ALL motivation to DO something – -well guess what.

You’ve just been deflated – or your ENERGY field has. Plug that leak, my friend, as it is nigh crucial to success at anything – – fitness related or NOT.

“Mommy, but I Can tell my parents, can’t I?” was her next question.

And my wife replied in the negative.

“Honey, you shouldn’t tell anyone at all”, was her response, and shes right.

Wittingly or unwittingly, knowingly or unknowingly, our loved ones and friends are often the cause (hard as this might sound to believe!) for energy leaks. You’re better off telling VERY VERY few people, and preferably no-one about your goals – until you accomplish ‘em!

And back to fitness.

I mean, what good do you think will it do YOU to tell the average gym Joe that you’re planning on getting in shape with nothing other than pushups and squats?

It can be done, will be done, and is true, and he knows it, and so do you – -but upfront, most people will do anything but agree to facts, hehe, and you’ll get pulled into meaningless discussions as I was this past afternoon.

Always better to keep one’s mouth shut until one DOES the thing – and then by all means blow that bugle – you’ll have earned it, for one!

And that’s that for now. Back again soon!


Rahul Mookerjee

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