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I've been reading, researching, and writing about success for many years. I've often had a sense that whatever I (and others) have come up with might be "too advanced" for some people. This may include most "self-improvement" books.

There may also be a "Catch-22 situation" here. What if a vital success skill is the ability to read an article or book and implement its ideas and principles? What if, typically, unsuccessful people lack this skill? They may not be able to benefit from reading how-to information... or even from training!

Fortunately, I've found the solution: You ask, "What's the difference?" You repeatedly ask this question about anything. After doing this for some time, you can go back to what you previously found "too advanced," try it again, and assess whether it still seems "too advanced" for you. If yes, you simply return to "What's the difference?"

If you feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information at this website, also ask "What's the difference?"

You can break down your forward progress into small steps, and take one small step at a time. See "One-Small-Step Booster."

What's the Difference?

Article #1

Are you interested in dramatically improving your finances (as well as the rest of your life)?

Well, I have the answer for you. It's a question:


If you ask this question at least once a day it will, over time, improve your life dramatically!

There are 2 variations:

(B) What difference will it make?

(C) What difference will it make to me?

I GUARANTEE that if you ask the question at least once a day, you'll eventually see dramatic improvements in your life.

(Some people may have to ask the question -- in one of its 3 forms -- more than once in a day.)

Article #2

The basic suggestion is that if you repeatedly ask one or more of:

(A) What's the difference?;

(B) What difference will it make?;

(C) What difference will it make to me?;

your life will improve dramatically.

In response to the first article, one person wrote:

"Your brief lesson is very striking and it is worth for a lifetime. I appreciate it very much and would like to receive more of it." -- B.K.

Another person wrote:

"...Due to the fact that I have been asking myself that question for decades, the impact is evident. As a Gestalt therapist this is one of the basic utensils used in sessions; it seems to have a fundamental significance when it is a question of quality of life..." -- B.B.

Three points may require clarification:

(A) You ask about "something" -- an object, person, situation, event, etc.

(B) You ask with an "inquiring mind" -- it's not a dismissive remark or rhetorical question.

(C) You continue asking for months, years, or even decades...

Article #3

The basic suggestion is that if you repeatedly ask one or more of:

(A) What's the difference?;

(B) What difference will it make?;

(C) What difference will it make to me?;

your life will improve dramatically.

I suspect that successful people instinctively look for differences while unsuccessful people tend to look for and focus on similarities.

If you ask the questions, you're more likely to identify what's most important.

It may help you ask "learning questions" rather than "blaming questions."

It may help you shift from a "fixed mindset" to a "learning mindset."

It may help you shift from "knowing the answers" (that keep you stuck) to learning how to succeed.

If you suffer from "excusitis," you may have found the cure.

If your brain pumps out "automatic negative thoughts," you may have found a way to overcome them.

Article #4

As a result of B.B.'s response (Article #2) I did some quick research of Gestalt Psychology.

Dictum: Contact is the experience of difference.

People fail to the extent they're "out of touch" -- they fail to make contact -- there's a (cognitive) disconnect between their actions and the results they seek.

To the extent that you identify differences, you make contact (with reality and other people).

If you persist with identifying differences, you'll eventually experience what Elliot Shapiro calls a "creative jump."

To find out more about Gestalt, Google "gestalt."

Article #5

Another variation of the question can also yield breakthrough results:

What's the difference between...?

For example, "What's the difference between a "98%er" (who earns little or no money online) and a "2%er" who earns $10,000 a month or more?

If you can answer this, you may be able to pinpoint what you need to do to elevate your earning power.

Article #6

In order to do the above, you may want to improve your language skills so you can think more coherently.

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