I thought today I might share some wise words I got in an email from Coach Mark Divine of SEALFIT earlier this week. With all our discussion about goals and lifestyle habits I thought it rather prudent:
Secret #1: If you are going to do something well, then do something you LOVE. You must be passionate about whatever you consider to be your career or business. Passion is the fire that lights the spark of ingenuity and powers the flame of discipline.
Secret # 2: Closely related – you must become DARN GOOD at what you do…you must become an SME (Subject Matter Expert). It takes 10,000 hours to master something so that you can do it with unconscious competence. Start with training and learning your skills for at least an hour a day…
Secret #3: You must FOCUS your efforts. A challenge for me and many entrepreneurs is focus. But focus precedes success…think of your energy projecting out as a lighthouse beam rather than diffused as a floodlight.
Secret #4: You must WORK VERY HARD. Nothing good in life comes easy. There is no correspondence course to become a Navy SEAL, and there are no shortcuts to being successful in any endeavor. By the way, did I mention that you should HAVE FUN doing this hard work! (see secret 1)
Secret #5: You must SERVE a higher cause than lining your pockets. Add some value to others lives, create something new that changes the world (even a little), leave the world a better place. Be CREATIVE and BOLD!
Secret #6: You must NEVER QUIT! It is okay to change course, ‘fight to the rear” in tough economic times, “re-tool” the business or concept…but NEVER, EVER, QUIT! Too many have bailed at the cusp of success. Remember that all successful people were “instant successes” typically after 10 to 20 years of back-breaking work.
Secret #7: You must take MASSIVE ACTION, every day! One man’s definition of massive action is different than another’s…but the proof is in the pudding. You must work tirelessly, doing something you are passionate about, darn good at, which serves a higher cause, and you must never quit…even after you “make it!”
Simple…but not easy!
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