Because I really love this little book I'd like to start this week with another quote from it. Please reflect on it!
"More of the same usually just gives you more of the same...Try a little harder and get a little bigger payoff. Try a lot harder and you can expect a lot better results. Right?
Well, possibly. But it's definitely not a sure thing.
Sooner or later you're going to reach the point where you can't try harder. It may be that your spirit flags, or that your physical and mental resources are stretched to the limit. And often, well before you come to that set of circumstances, you reach the point of diminishing return-trying harder and harder starts producing less and less. Sometimes, in fact, intensifying your efforts produces nothing except bigger problems.
...Now this is not an argument against self-discipline or persistence. Those are true virtues...
Keep in mind that trying harder (even a lot harder) sometimes offers little more than a straight path to burnout. Attempting to succeed through "more of the same," being resolute, and relying on committed effort, can blind you to better pathways.
You have to follow new patterns of thought and action."
Price Pritchett - You2
Consciously or not, there are existing lineages of families who have been using a specific success formula.