Inspirational Living: Life Lessons for Success & Happiness

The Million Dollar Lecture Pt. 3 | Habits & Incentives

February 11, 2020

Listen to episode 448 of the Inspirational Living podcast: The Million Dollar Lecture Pt. 3 | Success Habits & Incentives. Edited and adapted from The Million Dollar Lecture by Professor Erwin Haskell Schell.

Motivational Podcast Excerpt: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast. If you enjoy our podcast, help us spread the word by sharing your favorite episode on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Today’s reading was edited and adapted from The Million Dollar Lecture by Professor Erwin Haskell Schell, delivered to the 1920 graduating class of MIT.

When it comes to building good habits, don’t overlook the habit of success. Yes, there is such a thing. Make it a customary habit to surmount difficulties, even in little things. Perhaps the winning, in itself, will not be worth the effort, but in the strengthening of the habit, its value is immeasurable.

The world has a place for the women and men who finish that which they undertake. I wish that I could burn that point into your minds so that it would always be before you.

We cannot stand still in life. We must either go forward or backward. And I believe that one of the greatest elements in consistent progress lies in the increasing development and use of the success habit.