Do you know what the secret of success?
It is ONE THING.
If everyone has the same number of hours in a day, why do some people seem to get so much more done than others? How do they –
- DO MORE
- ACHIEVE MORE
- EARN MORE
- HAVE MORE
The answer is – they go small. When you want the absolute best chance to succeed at anything you want – your approach should always be the same: GO SMALL!
‘Going small’ is ignoring all the things you could do and doing what you should do. It’s recognising that NOT ALL things matter equally and finding the things that matters most. It is realizing that EXTRAordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.
Ask yourself, what do you really want – to become a successful writer or become a successful blogger?
The answer is ONE thing. And that’s your starting point!
Most people believe in multitasking. Their calendars and to-do lists become overloaded and overwhelming. They got lost trying to do too much and in the end accomplish too little. Over time they lower their expectations or abandon their dreams…When you spread yourself out – you end up spread thin and exhausted.
DO FEWER THINGS!
Proof of THE ONE thing is everywhere. Look closely…and you’ll find it!
We each have passions and skills. What is yours? Pick ONE.
Pat Matthews (one of greatest impressionist painters) said he turned his passion into a skill, by simply painting 1 painting a day.
The doors to the WORLD have been flung wide open, but you don’t know where to begin? – LIVE THE ONE thing.
I want you to do something now.
I want you to close your eyes and imagine your life as big as it can possibly be. As big as you have ever dared to dream… Can you see it?
Now open your eyes and listen. Whatever you can see – you have the capacity to move forward. Let me share a way you can do this:
- write down your current income
- multiply it by 2, 4, 10, 20 – it doesn’t matter (but pick one number only)
- write down the new number
- look at it and ignoring whether you are frightened or excited ask yourself: ‘will my current actions get me there, to this number in the next 3, 5 or 10 years?’ If they will – keep doubling the number until they won’t!
- stick to that until you’ll get there
This thinking you can apply to your spiritual life, physical condition, personal relationships, career achievement, business success. Anything.
When you lift the limits of your thinking – you expand the limits of your life.
THINK BIG – GO SMALL!
And make sure every day you do what matters most. When you know what matters most – everything makes sense.
So, my friend…you know what to do now. You are the first domino in your own chain to success!
Based on the book of Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
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