Wouldn’t it be nice if there really was a pill that would make you fit, or a simple fool proof get rich quick system? Our whole culture and society is predicated on and holds instant gratification as the holy grail. As a group our attention span is minuscule and our effort/reward expectations are way out of wack. I include myself in this assessment and don’t intend any judgement or offence. I simply think we have to re-evaluate how we think about things if we really want to achieve all we can with our lives, relationships, businesses, etc.
The fact of the matter is there is no magic pill or foolproof system except one: Hard work and focus will pay dividends. Here’s a great quote on this “The harder I work… The luckier I get”
We all know this instinctively, even if we sometimes want to deny it. I can think of no aspect of life that doesn’t benefit from the application of hard work and focus. You want to lose weight? No Problem, follow a healthy meal plan and work out diligently and with intensity. What won’t work is a few weeks of starvation followed by going back to your regular routine. You want to make more money? No Problem, get out there and talk to more people, make more sales, work more hours – be more productive whatever it takes to go above and beyond. What won’t work is spending most of your day surfing the internet or playing sudoku instead of working.
Figure out what you want to achieve, set short and long term goals, attack them with single-minded persistence and focus – you will achieve them.
What are you doing differently in 2011 to make your life awesome?