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Continued: Mackay: Lou Holtz coaches you all the way to No. 1

  • Article by: HARVEY MACKAY
  • Last update: August 11, 2013 - 11:47 AM

Hope is not an option. The difference between wishing and accomplishing is discipline.

Discipline is all about setting goals, figuring out a schedule to achieve those goals, and then following your plan.

The formula is the same for athletes, business and professional people and students: Have a no-nonsense attitude, work hard and improve every day. Arrive early and stay late if that’s what it takes to get the job done. Go the extra mile. It is one stretch of the highway where there are seldom any traffic jams.

It’s the old adage: The more you put in, the more you get out. To me, it is better to prepare and prevent instead of repair and repent.

Mackay’s Moral: There aren’t any rules for success that work unless you do.


Harvey Mackay is a Minneapolis businessman. Contact him at 612-378-6202 or e-mail

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