Understanding the Success Time Horizon
A big part of success is understanding time horizon.
Time horizon is all about planting, harvesting, repeat, repeat and THEN get paid.
If you need to get paid NOW, you will never be successful.
You MUST want to get paid in TWO years for what you do today.
I opened the mail yesterday and my The Psychology of Persuasion book translated into the German language was staring me in the face.
Today I opened the mail and found…my The Science of Influence book translated into the Thai Language…staring me in the face.
I wrote the Science of Influence 4 years ago. It pays me today.
Think like that and you will be successful.
Need to get paid today, and you will fail.
If you want to be successful, take some time to get to know yourself. Figure out what you really feel passionate about. Don’t look only at the activities themselves, but the underlying essence of what they involve.
For example: you may love sports, but you’re not really sure why. Look at the various aspects of sports-related activities and consider which of them appeal to you most. Do you love the thrill of competition, the challenge of strategy, the spirit of teamwork – or perhaps the sense of accomplishment that results from honing your mind and body into a fierce athletic machine?
When you understand what you feel passionate about, what you really want, and WHY, you will be heading in the right direction.
Sounds sooooo easy…but HOW do you do it?….
Plotting Your Course and Planning Your Strategy
Are you feeling a bit clearer about what you REALLY want to be/do/have?
If not, take a little more time to get clear about your passions.
Be sure, it is time well-spent!
Legend Point: You can’t get where you want to go if you don’t KNOW where you want to go!
Once you have an objective in mind (whether it’s a new career path or a personal goal), you need to figure out the simplest and most effective way to achieve it.
That means creating a solid plan, identifying key action steps, and planning for the unexpected and your contingencies when the unexpected happens.
STEP ONE: Breaking it Down Into Smaller Goals
Everything you build in life needs a foundation. Whether you’re constructing a physical building or a new attitude, you need a solid base upon which to build.
If your new goal is to create a lucrative career as a professional singer, you need to know where to start. You might ask yourself questions like these:
- Do I have the image necessary (young, attractive, unique)?
- Do I already have the skill and talent needed?
- Do I need formal training?
- Am I good enough to be a professional singer?
- Do I have any connections in the music industry?
- How can I get my music out there so people will know about me?
The answers to these questions will determine which smaller goals you should work on first. And maybe, determine that you should NOT pursue this path.