Pending projects, amazing ideas, the ultimate money making opportunity, success goals and so on. We’re all guilty of allowing projects to drag on, leaving the amazing ideas on the back burner, passing on the ultimate money making opportunity and not exactly meeting the deadlines for our success goals.
Why? Seems like we’re too busy! The question is, too busy doing what? Clearly we’re not too busy making money or hitting those goals. We’re too busy dwelling upon the missed opportunities and what we could have or should have done. “That’s not me” you say. It may very well not be you. Has it ever been you? It has been me. Many times, it IS still me. Is it still you?
We spend weeks, months, years at the mercy of our own negativity and occupy our thoughts with what can be or what could have been. Many work harder trying to impress others or making sure the “outside” looks good enough to make the onlookers think “It’s all good.”
Next time you get that boost of motivation, or wake up energized and ready to take on the world, make a quick decision. Decide which project you will dedicate yourself to 110%. Forget anything else exists. It’s tough, but imagine if you could focus all your energy on one project. The energy you use to post that catchy phrase on Facebook, the energy used to find the right shoes to compliment your outfit or the energy you put into bragging about the 100 different things you’ve got “about to take off”…and focus it ALL on creating a timeline, drawing out a mind map, making some calls, doing some research, budgeting, designing, preparing, organizing, writing, marketing, launching, opening and CASHING IN on that single project.
I promise you, that the benefits from completion alone will be worth more than any other venture you’ve taken on. Those of you that have done it at some point know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s blissful, euphoric and you will do it again and again and again. This time with money, success and a track record. Not to mention the momentum, which brings bigger players and larger deals your way.
I’ve said it in other blogs and I’ll say it again. It takes only 21 days to create a habit. Imagine creating the habit of SUCCESS, the habit of setting and meeting goals.
Take a moment and think about what keeps you busy during the day. If you’re busy coming up with new ideas…when will these flourish? If you’re busy starting new projects, is someone else carrying on with the continuation? When was the last time you started and finished something without picking something up in-between that completely took you off track? Time is money, no?
Take a blank sheet of paper or your nearest electronic notepad, and make a list of the TOP 5 projects or goals you had set in the past 6 months. Then prioritize those in order or potential. Don’t flip a coin, don’t toss a dart at it against the wall. Make a sound decision and this time, set the other 4 (or 14 if you’re like me) aside and get to work.
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.” -Swami Vivekananda
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