I Wonder What Would Happen If . . .
I’ve discovered that in life, many time your success is influenced not by the things you DO but at times, more importantly by the things that you DON'T do. Seems strange but it’s true.
Let me give you an example.
Take your relationships as an example. Success in your professional relationships isn't always about doing. Sometimes it’s about what you don’t do or what you’re not e.g. not speaking too, not criticizing others, not getting angry etc.
And it's the same way in any area of your personal life.
The truth of the matter is that so many things tend to consume our hours, then our days, our weeks and then our years, and the end result is that we fail to achieve our goals.
On the other hand, if you’re focused single-mindedly on accomplishing a particular task, it might take 10,000 hours all together, and that’s not an exaggeration for completing a normal life activity that’s truly transformational.
Imagine. That's 20 hours a week for 50 weeks of a year for 10 years. Or 40 hours a week for 50 week of a year for 5 years.
However, if half of your hours are “stolen” by checking out what’s going happening on Facebook, by watching cats dancing on YouTube, by reading email etc. it’ll take you twice as long to accomplish that goal.
The truth is people that lack focus will probably never accomplish big shift in life if they keep doing these things just highlighted.
My question to you then is what do you think would happen if, just for this week you did a little test that involved:
- Not reading any non-essential email
- Not logging into Facebook
- Not going to YouTube
- Not reading any non-essential text messages
I guess I’m talking about having a “Media fast” of sorts.
During this time, you don’t have any input going into your mind except if it’s related specifically to your BIG GOAL.
What do you think could happen in your life or your business if you did that?
What do you think you could you accomplish in just one week towards your goal?
I’d like you to give this some very serious thought. Rather than just clicking away from this page and considering this to be just some “interesting stuff” and then go back to reading emails in your inbox.
Do you think you’re worth it enough to give this some serious thought or not?
Before you answer that question I want you to consider how much time you’ve already lost just today doing the things I highlighted earlier.
Your answer will probably shock you.