We've all been there: You were launching a new product, leading a once-exciting project, or growing your business. Things started out fun and you made some initial progress. Then you hit a dip. Your progress slows, your passion evaporates, and everywhere you look the signs seem to be saying “give up.” How do you generate the energy to push on?
"Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself." That is a quote from KISS’s Gene Simmons that sums it up: The very first step to being a rock star or the leader in any field at anything is to believe you are the best. Then, follow that up with the work and the steps it takes to accomplish your goal and actually be the best.
All super-successful people have one thing in common: They achieve more in less time than the rest of us. They each follow their own system, and I’ve tried some version of every one. But two weeks ago I tried something new. And with the early results in, it’s the clear winner. If you want to rip out of the gates in 2012 on fire, give this method a shot. It will take just 10 minutes a day.
Clarifying your priorities means you'll waste less time on things that don't work or require too much time for too little payoff. After that, you'll have a laser focus on what will grow your business, save you time, make you money, and help you achieve your big ideas.
Inspired by a friend's recent Ironman success (www.shankman.com), I signed up for a teeny tiny triathlon to see if I could do it. Scheduled for next Mother's Day, I've hired a trainer to help me do this, especially to help me with the swimming part of the triathlon. I can swim but not very well. I took my first lesson this past Monday and returned apprehensively to the pool today to swim a few laps to see if I remembered anything he taught me.