The 6 Lies That Block Your Success – Part Nine

The 6 Lies That Block Your Success

–A Nine-Part Series–

Part Nine

Bob Marshall

January 4, 2022

Part Nine

The Fallacy that Big is Bad

Only living big will let you experience your true life and work potential.

Think big.  Double your goals everywhere in life.  Act bold.  And don’t fear failure.  It’s as much a part of your journey as success is.

No one knows their ultimate ceiling for achievement, so worrying about it is a waste of time.  When you allow yourself to accept that big is about who you can become, you look at it differently.

Here is what WH Murray wrote in his The Scottish Himalayan Expedition (1951):

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!


Then after learning how to better deal with these six lies, always ask yourself The Focusing Question: “What’s the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”

Powered by that Focusing Question, your actions become a natural progression of building one right thing on top of the previous right thing.  When this happens, you’re in position to experience the power of the domino effect…but that’s for another day!

Next week:  New Series on Planning

Bob Marshall began his recruiting career in 1980 when he joined MR Reno, NV.  In 1986 he founded The Bob Marshall Group, International, training recruiters across the nation as well as in the United Kingdom, Malta and Cyprus.  In 2021, Bob celebrates his 41st year in recruitment and continues to offer his proven training systems throughout the US and in selected international territories.  To learn more about his activities and descriptions of his products and services, contact him directly @ 770-898-5550;; or visit his website @