“The great successful men of the world have used their imaginationâ€¦they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building – steadily building.”
The good news about building a machine for success is that even if you spend very little time building your machine your chance for success will increase exponentially. Of course, the more you spend the easier success will become. But 10 minutes is all you need to start seeing results (by reading this article and applying it). There are three building blocks to creating success: Think. Do. Enjoy.
Before you achieve any success you need to know what your shooting for- so you need to think about your goals. You need to get an idea about what you want to achieve out of life emotionally, financially, romantically etc and plan a few steps that will help you get there.
Figure out what your next steps are for your goals- make them specific. It should be something you can physically do even if it’s small. Then evaluate all the other tasks you need to do over the next few days. Are the other tasks contributing to your goal at least is a small way? Prioritize the ones that help you build success so they get done.
Life’s a journey, you must enjoy as much of it as you can. There’s a simple formula to enjoying life: Do more of what you like and less of what you don’t. This will give you energy and motivate you to achieve all your dreams.
Think Some More
Now take your thinking a step further- you should enjoy getting to your goal. Try to think about ways to eliminate, automate or delegate tasks that you don’t like. Then eliminate even enjoyable tasks and replace it with more enjoyable tasks. Think about it- if you like apple pie but love chocolate cake wouldn’t you trade away your apple pie for more chocolate cake?
Do Some More
Do the small steps first. Do the visible steps first (client tasks, boss tasks). When you’re doing- do it right- don’t give half efforts. Your efforts will be noted. Like a muscle the more you use your full energy the easier it will be. With time peak performance wont feel like effort, lack of peak performance will feel like cheating.
Enjoy some more
Work hard. Play hard. Take some time to do something you enjoy that will rejuvenate yourself. When you’re in a peak mood (after restful time off from work) your performance is also maximized.
Getting to Success
Visualize how you’ll feel once you achieve your goals- wont that be great. With a little thinking and some doing you can get there and enjoy the ride.
Each of these blocks will be expanded upon in the future in much greater depth but for now just envision how these three blocks work together and think about how you can use them. You will just be closer to success.
Take your goals and think about the next actionable steps to achieving them. Write a list of tasks you don’t like that can be automated, eliminated or delegated. Start doing. Read How to Succeed Without Really Trying on the power of success machines.