Do you know the one thing that makes ‘success’ hard for most people?
Is it lack of knowledge, resources, or capabilities?
Maybe sometimes, but for the most part, it isn’t.
Believe it or not, it’s uncertainty.
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How can you expect to accomplish anything at all?
You’re not providing your mind anything specific to work on.
When you say you’re going to the gym and succeed, it’s because you knew were you were going.
You didn’t just end up there by chance.
When a person goes from earning $300 a week to $300 a day, it’s not because they got lucky, it’s because they knew what they wanted and took action.
When I hear someone say “I want to be successful”, I can’t help but ask myself:
“What in the hell does success even mean to that person?”
Success could mean a totally different thing to me than it does to you.
However, my mind knows EXACTLY what success means.
My mind knows what to look for and what to help me achieve.
To me, success is creating a blog that offers people a MASSIVE amount of value (free information) and eBooks they can buy and get fantastic results from.
Specific and to the point.
My mind knows what I have and what to bring me more of.
Again, if you really want to make progress and succeed, you need to figure exactly that you want.
…And you need to get as clear and specific as possible.
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
– Bruce Lee
You have to write it down.
Then condense it.
So let’s say you write:
I want to be successful and earn $1,000 a week by selling eBooks on the internet that help people.
You’ll shorten that to:
I earn $1,000 every week selling eBooks that help people.
See how specific that is?
You know exactly what you want and what to go after.
And when you apply the laser-like focus Bruce Lee mentioned, you’ll make progress and ultimately achieve it.
In the book The Strangest Secret, Earl Nightingale gives the example of writing down your goal on an index card and looking at it every morning and night.
All you have to do is look at your goal every day and let your mind do the rest.
It isn’t your concern how you’ll achieve it.
Earl explains that you have to leave that to a force that’s greater than yourself.
All you have to do is hold your goal in front of you and the answers will come.
…And once they do, you need to take action immediately.
I’ve had this happen to me many times.
I had no idea how I was going to accomplish something.
However, by just focusing on it, I found myself knowing where to look and what to do to achieve it.
I’ve heard of many people who’ve had a similar experience.
The people who don’t make progress are those who come up with a goal and either:
1) Don’t get specific
2) Begin worrying about how in the world they’re going to achieve it.
Forget about all that.
Write your goal down.
Then re-write it in as few words as possible.
Focus on it daily.
Think about it every chance you get.
You’ll see how ideas and answers will come to you.
Get specific. Take action. Apply all the ideas and answers. Succeed.
It’s that simple.