If you haven't read The Slight Edge I encourage you to. It's a book that will help you succeed in all areas of your life. Here are 7 of my takeaways from the book.
1. Show Up
The author uses an example of frogs on lily pads. They're all thinking it will good idea to jump but, the one that actually jumps is the one that is doing what he needs to do. The world is rife with hesitation which is the cornerstone of mediocrity.
2. Be Consistent
As essential as it is to show up. It is consistency that greatly multiplies its power and magic happens. This concept was ingrained in me when I was raising my kids. We could have many discussions on child rearing but, what ever style you use the key is consistency. If you are consistent your child will know what to expect same with your clients, blog readers, or whomever you are trying to reach.
3. Have a Positive Outlook
The more positive an outlook the more productive and creative you are. That only makes sense to me. I have been accused of only looking on the positive for most of my life and not being very realistic. Positivity keeps me in the frame of mind to keep working at it because there is something worth working for.
4. Be Committed for the Long Haul
Most things don't happen overnight. Developing those habits that overtime affect your life in huge ways. Whether that is with your money, health or relationships. Changing small things over time make significant diferences.
5. Cultivate a Burning Desire Backed
Develop a passion for what you want in life, but also clearly see yourself achieving it. I have been working through The Law of Attraction Planner with a group of entrepreneurs this year is really helped me look at what I want and develop a passion to go after it.
6. Be Willing to Pay the Price
Most people will think of how much it will cost to achieve your dreams, to start that business or get the right training and tools. You also need to consider how much time it will take. Are your dreams so big and are you so passionate about it you are willing to sacrifice and delay gratification.
Will you give up some TV time, watching sports, watching movies, etc. For some it will be other things. We have to consider are we willing to pay the price?
What you do when no one is looking is a big insight into how successful you will be. Do you honor your commitments when only you will know. It can be slight, but make a big difference if you stay with a commitment or not.
I hope these 7 tips were helpful or intriguing to you. If you want to read more pick up the book The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. It really is a great read.
To Your Success,