Big goals require commitment and focus. You don’t have time for the things that people with mediocre results spend their time on. There are things you have to be willing to give up. Fortunately, if you’re truly committed, these things are easy to avoid. However, they can be great distractions if your commitment is lacking. Setting goals that excite you is tremendously helpful.
Ask yourself what you’re accomplishing by worrying about things outside of your control. You’ll find that worrying never solved anything.
People think about you less than you imagine. When you’re trying to accomplish something challenging, you just don’t have time to worry about what others think.
Big goals require time, and you simply don’t have time to waste on trivial things. Keep a record of how you spend your time for one day. You might not be spending your time the way you think you are!
This is a huge time-waster. The time seems to fly by while you’re watching a parakeet play the organ.
Many highly successful people don’t even own a TV.
Spend one day without looking at your smartphone unless someone calls you. Notice how much time everyone around you spends looking at their phone.
This goes back to worrying about things you can’t control and wasting time. You can argue about Donald Trump all you like, but you’re not going to change anyone’s mind, and no one is going to change yours. Keep the majority of your attention on the things that matterin your life, like your relationships and your big goals.
The easy thing is rarely the effective thing. When you’re hunting a big goal, doing the effective thing is critical.
You’re guaranteed to fail in the short-term, so don’t worry about it. Just learn, adjust your approach, and continue forward.
For example, if you want to be worth a billion dollars, it would be wise to listen to the ideas of other billionaires. That probably doesn’t include your mom, Uncle Jim, your best friend from high school, or your neighbor, Billy.
It’s never going to happen. Again, avoid worrying about things you can’t control. You could be the most perfect pianist in the world, but there are some people that hate the piano. That’s life.
There’s no time to wait. Putting things off suggests that there’s another issue lurking beneath the surface. Identify and rectify it.
We tend to make choices that serve to decrease our discomfort. Also, we often make decisions in the heat of the moment. Use your knowledge and experience to make choices that support you and your goals, instead.
Repeating mistakes is a waste of time. It’s like trying to open a locked door over and over again.
Seeking pleasure doesn’t lead to a good place in the long term. Pleasure-seeking tends to make you overweight, lazy, and lost.
Achieving big goals isn’t just about what you do. It’s also about what you’re willing to give up. There will be things you simply don’t have time for if you want to reach higher levels of success.
Look at the ways the average person squanders their time and avoid those things. Look at how you tend to waste your time and avoid those things, too. You don’t have time for unsupportive behaviors when you are aiming high!
Use the Success Acceleration Planner to eliminate distractions, set goals and keep track of your progress.