Lots of positive feedback from Law #1 – Control Your Time. Control Your Destiny.
Maybe you feel like Stan who commented…
I plead guilty. I agree with all of the above 100%. The problem with a lot of us, including myself, is that we are new to the business and are suffering with information overload. We’re going in ten different directions and accomplishing nothing. Just spending hours in front of the computer reading emails and sales letters for the next best great thing to make money. At some point we have to realize that we just can’t buy and do all this stuff at once. Stop buying stuff and FOCUS on one thing that we already have. And do it ruthlessly and relentlessly like you said. Thanks for the tips.
Rule Results: Law #2 – Control Your Thoughts.
Instead of letting your mind wander, get aggressive with your head.
Stop letting just anything in. Be selective.
Stop letting it go where it wants all the time.
Tiger Woods didn’t control his thoughts and you see where he went for a while… into hiding.
Focusing on your goal requires taking your thoughts captive. You cannot afford to get distracted. When you waste time, you waste momentum.
When you’re writing an article and you hear your email alarm, your messenger bong or your social media alert – and you actually follow like Pavlov’s dog you are NOT controlling your thoughts. They are controlling you.
What do you think about? What rolls through your brain?
“Someone has an important message for me!” “Someone has just tweeting something entertaining!”
And just like that you’ve given your focus over to the non-essential.
Here’s some help in controlling your thoughts…
Concentrate on being precise.
Let’s say you’re moving in on goal X and you’re taking action Y. How EXACTLY will Y help you achieve X?
When the interruptions and distractions come ask yourself, “How will this help be get to X?” If it doesn’t, then shelve it. Move back to the action you KNOW is helping you right now.
Concentrate on current action and complete it. That way you can lay down at night knowing you’ve been productive. You can rest in the confidence that the day was not a waste, but profitable toward your goals.
Concentrate on your internal GPS. Where do you want to go? What will it look like when you get there? What will it take to get there?
Your GPS should become your guide and filter for any diversions or side roads.
The answers to all those questions should be extremely clear. And if you couldn’t answer them instantly, start thinking about them right now.
The general population reacts. They react to what they see and hear around them. Little thought. Little planning.
YOU can really separate yourself by taking thought initiative. Control your thinking. Be intentional with what goes on in your head and what goes on in your head.
Success is NOT an Accident!