Granddaddy Chose A Successful Lifestyle!

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I’m sure everyone has heard of that old saying that the early bird gets the worm, right? It sounds simple enough… Get up early and we will get whatever we want, right? Well, the early bird thing might not be that simple… In thinking about this, here is another question I want us to consider. Is this old saying about the early bird really only about taking what we want or may it also be about something else too that many of us might be missing, without even noticing it? Hmm…

Well, guess what? This early bird saying is probably also about something more than just getting up early to get want we want. I imagine that it’s not all about beating others out and getting first dibs on what we want. Neither is the early bird about getting up early once in a while… The early bird is more about creating a lifestyle in which it’s normal to get up early. It’s a lifestyle in which we are not just trying to ‘get’ things, but instead we are trying to ‘do’ things. It is about consistently -getting to do- extra work that will eventually turn us into high quality people who are doers and givers with many opportunities before us, rather than getters and takers who are shortsighted with only short-term goals, and small opportunities in front of them.

In addition, I would also have to say that the early bird saying even goes further than just getting up early every day to do extra work. The early bird saying also touches on constant and never-ending deliberate improvement. Many of my regular readers and students already know that I call this concept of never-ending self-improvement by the acronym of C.A.N.D.I.- Constant And Never-ending Deliberate Improvement.

Now please share with the rest of us how you plan to use Granddaddy’s secret of,  ”Choosing a successful lifestyle!”


Thanks for your time,

Daniel Blanchard

Author of the Granddaddy’s Secrets book series