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Here’s a story from NPR that I recently read in Tom Peter’s book The Little BIG Things, 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence:

            One day, a man approached JP Morgan, held up an envelope, and said, “Sir, in my hand I hold a guaranteed formula for success, which I will gladly sell to you for $25,000.”

            “Sir,” JP Morgan replied, “I do not know what is in the envelope. However, if you show me and I like it, I give you my word as a gentleman that I will pay you what you ask.”

            The man agreed to the terms and handed over the envelope. JP Morgan opened it, and extracted a single sheet of paper. He gave it one look and handed the piece of paper back to the gentleman, pulled out his checkbook, and paid the man the agreed-upon $25,000.

            The paper read:

            1. Every morning, write a list of the things that need to be done that day.

            2. Do them!

Interesting story isn’t it?

I believe that a pattern of successful days are created by your habits in the first hour of each day. Next week, I’ll share the first hour habits of many successful people………smiles and have a great week………………….Mark

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