How To Be More Successful
I want to share with you a tip that I received regarding how to be successful. This advice has guided me in accomplishing everything I’ve put my mind to. I truly believe that this is the best advice I could give you, and every time someone asks, “what is one piece of advice you would recommend to me”, I always respond with this. This has worked for me and I know it will work for you.
The advice that I received, and have build my business on is to commit 100% of your time and effort on achieving one goal for at least 6 months.
This is extremely important, and in my opinion is a MUST for anyone looking to be successful. The number one problem that I see in people is they are thinking about too many things. They are continually filling their head with new ideas and thoughts, but they are not taking action. Each new idea that they are coming up with is clouding their head, and they are trying to come up with that perfect idea that will make them millions. This is the wrong approach, and instead of trying to find that perfect idea, try focusing on one idea and sticking with it.
How can you do this?
There are two options that you can follow. The first being, trying to succeed on your own. This means that you test, fail, and repeat until you find what works. This is what I see most people do, and what ends up happening is they get frustrated that their idea isn’t working as fast as they wanted. They end up quitting because they get discouraged, and often times they quit right before the success comes. Just remember that “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, and most businesses lose money before they start making money. So if this is your approach, you must stick with it, and if you have the dedication, you will succeed.
The second option that you have is to find someone who has already been through what you want to accomplish. This means that you find a course, book, or mentor that will guide you through the process. This is a much better and faster approach because you will quickly learn what works and what doesn’t. This will eliminate any trial and error that you will go through learning by yourself. I often get frustrated by people saying to me, “I don’t want to spend money on that course or that product”, yet I find out how much they are spending on a useless university class that will get them nowhere. I believe that the number one investment you can make in life is in yourself, and this means you need to spend money to make money. By spending a couple hundred dollars to take a course on investing, or affiliate marketing, you have the potential to make 100 times that initial investment over your life. I don’t know about you but that seems like a no brainer to me.
Now that you’ve invested in yourself, it’s time to put what you learned to action. This is very important. The next step is to commit yourself, and by commit I mean spending the next 6 months to a year mastering your ONE goal. This means that if you took a course on affiliate marketing, you will spend the next year learning everything you can and taking action with what you are learning. Just remember that you MUST take action, so don’t just be a consumer of information.
I’m not just saying this because I heard it somewhere. I actually use this exact concept in everything I set out to accomplish. In the past year of my life I wanted to learn about investing and how to make money in the stock market. I said to myself, “Jon, the next year of my life will be focused 100% on this and nothing else”. Over the next year I read countless books and took courses on getting different approaches. By focusing just on this one goal, it was able to help me learn at a much faster rate.
After the year was up, I felt confident that I knew enough about investing, so I went out and put what I learned to action. After doing this for a while I decided that it was time to move onto the next idea. This is where I came across kindle publishing. I came across a course on how to create a kindle business and it caught my interest. I then decided to spend the next year of my life mastering and growing my kindle business. Over this year I will not read or listen to anything that is not related to kindle publishing. I won’t cloud my brain with the millions of different ways to make money online. I will put all of my time and effort in making my kindle business successful and then, and only then, will I venture into different ways to make money.
This is just my example on using the advice that I’m giving to you, and your goals may be different but the concepts are all the same. Just take one goal, learn everything you can about it, and focus on only that until you have achieved your goal.
What’s holding you back?
I’ve heard every excuse in the book about why someone can’t achieve their goal or never take action. Everything from not having time, to I can’t afford to invest a bit of money into myself. If this is your mindset then I really can’t say anything to change your mind. You must be committed and have the drive to go out and crush your goals. If you are saying things like this then that means you don’t want it that bad. If you did you should be putting everything else to the side. You can’t just WANT to do something and expect success, you MUST COMMIT yourself.
Even before I quit University, I was working 30 hours a week and I was still able to find time to learn about what I wanted to achieve. So don’t tell me that you don’t have time. All I hear from that is “I DON’T HAVE THE DEDICATION TO COMMIT MYSELF TO THIS”. I really feel bad if this is your way of thinking because I know how many opportunities are out there for you to be successful. You could really change your life by following what I talked about, and the truth is, the only thing holding you back is YOURSELF.
Think about it, you could potentially take a course that could change your life, and all that would take is for you to not buy that expensive coffee for a week. This seems like a very easy decision to make for me. If you can’t commit to doing that then I really don’t have much else to say, but I know that since you are here reading this, you have the dedication to want more for yourself. Trust me, I know that by following this advice you will achieve endless success. All you need to remember is to commit yourself because this concept does work.
The next step is all up to you, and I really hope you will take action because there is so much more for you out there. All you have to do is go get it!