It was Steve Jobs that said and I quote:
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future”. “You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path and THAT will make all the difference. Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life”
And THAT ladies and gentlemen is the segue to today’s talk which is entitled…
“Do What Matters Most”
We all know this instinctively of course but ask yourself this very moment. Are you guilty right now? Have you made promises to yourself that you didn’t keep? Maybe you were going to start eating better, or start working out. Maybe you were going to do a home study course or take a class or maybe you were going to start focusing on growing your business. Well….how is it going? Be honest.
The point of that exercise was to make you take stock of your current situation. I’m making the assumption that of all the things you would like to do with your life at least ONE of them has been neglected. I want you to connect with your raw emotion. Thats where your power is. You know you should be doing something you’re avoiding right now and the longer you avoid it, the more time you waste so it is important that you connect with all the reasons you want to accomplish the thing in the first place.
Look I don’t know what your dream is. I don’t know what you’re passionate about but I DO know that the reward of accomplishing whatever it is, far outweighs the pain you will experience getting there.
You have got to become a master at time management. Maybe you work a day job and dream of running your own business. Cool, time is a precious commodity to you then. Losing 8 to 10 hours a day 5 days a week will seriously cut into your business building plans so there’s no time to waste. Start regimenting your day and DO the things that will bring you closer to to success. Stop procrastinating! I learned a long time ago.
“Successful people will do things now that average people won’t so they can do things later that average people CAN’T”
This means that you have GOT to take the steps daily that the average person does not.
Making progress comes with a price. Sometimes progress is painful and sometimes progress means sacrifice.
You don’t have time to stop by the sports bar with your work buddies and have a beer.
You don’t have time to spend 5 hours in the evening watching TV, or playing darts on a league. Leave that for the people that are content to let others tell them how much they can make, when they can take a vacation and how long they can break for lunch.
You Have No Time To Waste!
You are an entrepreneur and entrepreneurs run the world! You have things to do and NOBODY is going to make you do them so making a daily schedule and keeping it is mandatory.
I’m not at all saying that there is no time in your life for recreation or entertainment please understand. The whole reason we want success is so we have more time with the ones we love and the income lavish on them right?. But make the sacrifices now so you can be completely free to live your passions on a whole nother level.
Jim Rohn Said:
“Don’t wish that life was easier, wish that you were better”
How do you get better? By doing the work. You have got to embrace the pain, overcome the obstacles and smile doing it. You have gotta be the leopard that changes his spots. You have to execute on your highest level and as a matter of course go over and above in everything you do.
Let me encourage you right now to make a two lists. One write your long term vision and secondly make a short list of first steps to get you there and then make a schedule. Block time each day to work on your short list and don’t let ANYTHING get in the way of accomplishing it.
You have got to keep the promises you make to yourself. If you don’t the only one that suffers is you. Do the work, its worth it. Go through the changes, it’s worth it. Embrace being uncomfortable or experiencing pain, it’s worth it.
Become by DOING and one day soon, you will be living a life that inspires others and you and I will be seeing each other on the beaches of the world!