Your Greatest Enemy
Perhaps the greatest enemy you may face in your journey to success is overcoming a formidable foe. This enemy has vanquished literally millions of people, destroyed dreams and left people at the end of their lives with feelings of bitter regret.
This foe exists within every man and woman on the planet, so to get to where you want to go, you must overcome it. Few people ever do, and that is why the road to success is littered with broken dreams. What is the name of this enemy?
It is called “resistance.”
It is the resistance to do the things you must do to help you succeed. Some people call this enemy “procrastination,” but procrastination is the fruit or result. The seed is resistance.
It Happens to Everybody
When I was writing my bestselling book, it was easy to procrastinate, to defer, to think another project was more important. However, the seed was in my resistance to sit down and just do what I needed to do, which was hammering away at that keyboard.
It is the same situation with all creative endeavours or actions that yield the highest results. Business people will happily check their emails 10 times a day, yet they resist working on that all-important marketing piece that could treble their leads. Salespeople will shuffle paperwork mindlessly instead of handling follow up calls to get more real estate investors to look at their properties.
Where does resistance come from? Answering that question is the first step in defeating it. It comes from within you. When you square off to that fact, you are well on your way to winning. But that is a hard, yet important step to take. Most people want to blame something or something else; however, realizing resistance is within you is the first step to overcoming it.
A Little Formula with Big Result
Here is a great formula that can generate big results and really get you going. It’s called Start – Stop – More – Less.
- Start – Start doing something. Make a commitment to doing at least one thing every day that generates an income or gets you closer to a goal.
- Stop – Stop doing the things that don’t work. One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting a different result.
- More – Do more of what works. You wouldn’t believe the number of clients who have been making a lot with a marketing or business strategy – then simply forget to keep doing it. Do more of what works, and less of what doesn’t.
- Less – Do less of the unimportant things. Make a list of things you do that waste time, so you’ll know what to address.
A Huge Tip for You
The biggest tip for you is to start your day with at least one thing that produces income. Don’t clear your inbox first, or catch up on “stuff.” Do the most important thing in your day first. Re-train your brain. Whatever you do first is what you believe to be the most important thing on your list.
Wishing you every success.