How much work do I need to do to be successful?

This is a common question I get asked. The thing is you need to understand is what ever it takes. Whatever it takes does not have limitations. It appears as the year comes to a close that taking action is a common theme at the moment.

The other week I had the opportunity to listen to an Australian motivation speaker, Pat Mesiti. Pat Mesiti is a Mindset Expert sharing his strategies and teaching how you can shift old beliefs into new ones to create the income and life you like. He used a few different metaphors and one in particular, which resonated with me, was no matter how many times you wish to the universe unless you TAKE MASSIVE ACTION nothing will change. Not a lot wishing can do if you don’t take action yourself to get there.

Is there a right way?

How do you measure success? How do you define it? You need to do, find what motivates you with speed to reach your goals and level of success for your life. Another theme I was reminded of recently is never to settle for the minimum required. Common thread to designsuccess is to go above and beyond what is convenient. Here is an example: You have a family commitment this weekend so do you use that an excuse to not reach your monthly quota of activity to reach your personal goal? No I hope not.

I often get feedback on how do I find time do do the things I do. The thing is I am always effective with my time. Are you? Is it a lunch break, getting up early, waiting for an appointment, giving up on TV in the evening – I am always doing something effective with my time that aligns with my goals. This is what doing above and beyond what is convenient means.

I love meeting like-minded people. But some of you are not doing what it takes – its not a priority. How much is it costing you? One thing I learnt is to get over a mental block that it is too much. It can never be too much.

 You will never get punished by taking massive action

A final take home point is to remove all negativity around you. Get rid of it

IF you are looking for immediate results in your first week don’t whine and quit because it didn’t happen.

Detach yourself from the outcome. Go for your increasing productivity and that should be your focus. Ask your self “Did I do whatever it takes today?”

Another point is to stop focusing on what the person left and right are doing and focus on what you need to do to get what you want. I love reading biographies of successful people. My bookcase is filled with stories of people who stepped out of being average to create a life of prosperity. If you want to have the success other people have the only thing you need to do –and there is no secret – no strategy the only think you need to do is whatever it takes.

Here is to a successful 2015!


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