Success via Firing Off Rockets
You hate your hamster wheel that you go to every day, but
have been putting off leaving because you are afraid you won't make as much
money somewhere else. Or perhaps simply fearful of leaving what is very familiar,
maybe even "comfortable", and coupling that with the concerns of what is new and
When you are suffering every day and do nothing to improve your
situation for no good reason other than fear of change.... then, it is time to get
ready to fire a rocket.
Caution: Follow Through Is Key to Success
I want to make
sure you understand that beginning a project or THE project, or business,
TODAY, is REALLY important. THIS IS the difference between success
It's very difficult to "start it" tomorrow when you realized the
necessity today and then you just clicked the "pause" button.
As you know, the same thing happens all the time with the pause
button. It stays there for 3-10 minutes and then the TV show on the
channel kicks in over the DVD...or it just goes off.
The DVD goes off.
No more movie.
The TV comes back on. You turn the DVD player back on in a
bit and with most DVD players, this is when it starts over at the
beginning...not picking up where you left off.
Interestingly, superior DVD players pick up right where you left off
because they have been programmed to pick up where they leave off.
(Are you one of those DVD players?)
You know the answer far better than I do. How about the people you
A Little Each Day Leads to....Failure?
Actions can be rendered impotent by starting a project or small
business and then not finishing the process of carrying it out to
More importantly, actions can be rendered impotent by setting out to
do something and then doing "a little each day."
The problem with this old notion is that most people are only used
to doing a little each day and in order to build anything into success whether
your kids wanting to become ice skaters or gymnasts, you wanting to learn
Karate or Kung Fu, wanting to start a small business, wanting to write the
book....all require the same basic actions and reference points.
So what matters TODAY...not like, I'll do that
You must begin.
You must continue, today, beyond some point of comfort.
This means that when you "get tired," or friends call or the door
bell rings, you continue on what you were doing. The crucial piece
here is that you are teaching your nonconscious brain that YOU
are running your own brain now, and are no longer in reactive mode.
Reactive mode is where something in the environment happens and you
take your attention from what you are doing to what is random.
Certainly there are good things about external awareness beyond your
current task. But most people are still compelled to pick up the phone,
answer the door, or do just about anything instead of something they are
working on that is new and then a little uncomfortable.
The Fine Art of Training An Unconscious Mind.
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