Change Your Life With Consistent Action
Anthony Robbins said, “In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”
It’s not enough to take action just once or twice. The business owners who get the advantage over their competition do so because they take consistent action every day.
HOW TO AVOID FALLING BEHIND
For some, this is easier said than done. A recent article in Forbes magazine examines the reasons business people fall behind on their goals. These include a lack of self discipline, or the hidden self belief that they are not capable.
If you suffer from a lack of self discipline, you should remind yourself of the following:
Why you’re doing this.
How you’ll feel when it’s finally done.
How it will improve your life.
JERRY SEINFELD’S SIMPLE TECHNIQUE FOR DAILY ACTION
Jerry Seinfeld has a different approach to ensure he takes daily action. When he was a touring stand-up comedian, he revealed his personal strategy to write new material every day.
He would use a wall calendar that displays the whole year on one page. Every day he would write new material, he would place an X over that date with a red marker.
After a while, he would form a chain of red X’s. The longer the chain would get, the more it would motivate him to keep taking the daily action and to not “break the chain.”
ARE YOU UNDERESTIMATING YOUR POTENTIAL?
A common reason for business failure is when the new, inexperienced business owner overestimates what they can achieve in the short term but underestimates what they can achieve in the long term.
The success I have had with MOBE, having done $150 million in sales in 8 years, is living proof that big results are possible with some patience. But a lot of new and inexperienced business owners expect to go from zero to one million in their first year. When it doesn’t happen, they become discouraged and never reach the bigger long term results that really are possible.
Those results come from simple actions repeated daily.