In scroll 1 of Og’s book we are reading he says a very interesting thing when he talks about habits. He says the only difference between those who succeed and those who fail lies in the difference of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success and bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. He goes on to say that “as a child I was slave to my impulses; now I am slave to my habits, as are all grown men. I have surrendered my free will to the years of accumulated habits and the past deeds of my life have already marked out a path which threatens to imprison my future. This beginning of the paragraph in the book has stuck out to me since reading the scroll but this week as well. I have always heard that if you want to be successful in life you have to work hard and perhaps learn a trade or skill and then get experience and eventually you will find success. This statement I can not agree with. I have seen people working hard and busting their tails for years and years and never achieve the success they wanted. Don’t get me twisted I truly believe hard work is necessary to achieve success just not in the ways that others tell us to. We have to form good habits and become their slave as Og says or as Haanel says we have to exercise our minds to change the world within to change the world without. When I study and read about some of the most successful people to ever live I see a common trait among them. It is not that they all had a higher education or were born into a wealthy family although it does happen, but they all had a burning desire and passion for what they loved most. They didn’t let anything stop them. They broke the mold of what the world says needs to be done in order to find success. I see their story and reflect on the story of the golden buddha and know that I am no less than they. I have heard it said that if you want to accomplish something and be successful then you should find someone who is successful and do what they do. You see the world imprisons all us with cement to cover up our greatness that lies within each of us. The first thing a person of success does is to escape the prison of cement that covers up their greatness by changing the way they think. Do I believe in hard work? ABSOLUTELY! By freeing my mind. WILL YOU BE FREE?