Imagine living your life the way you want to, with the people you want to be with. We all want the same things: financial security, personal fulfillment, and long-term happiness, and we know how to obtain them most of the time. On the other side, our lack of discipline and never-ending list of excuses can come in the way.
So, what are your options for dealing with this? That is the question that Brian Tracy’s book, No Excuses!, seeks to answer. If you work for an organization or run your own enterprise, the book has compiled a list of the most effective strategies for helping you avoid making excuses.
Have you ever wondered how certain people manage to collect vast fortune and achieve incredible success while having significantly less time than the majority of people? It comes down to applying self-discipline to the three most crucial parts of life: personal success, professional success, and total satisfaction. This is something you can accomplish as well. And the greatest place to begin is by becoming self-disciplined in your pursuit of personal accomplishment.
Learning from professionals in your field is an excellent approach to do so. Attend their conferences, listen to their podcasts, and read their books. Remember the author’s dentist in San Diego, who attended every dental conference he could and discovered a procedure that changed his life during a conference in Hong Kong? A novel procedure created by a Japanese dentist permanently improved the appearance of teeth. People from all across the country were making appointments at the author’s dentist’s clinic within a few years after he began utilizing this unique method. He had saved enough money to retire by the age of 55 and was renowned as a “dentist’s dentist.”
Is it tempting to you to retire sooner rather than later? Then now is the moment to take charge of your life. This was a lesson learned the hard way by the author. He began working in construction when he was 21 years old, just scraping by. He didn’t have a car, no savings, and he lived in a small apartment. Then he realized what he needed to do: take control of his life and make changes. He had to stay away from blaming his problems on his background and lack of knowledge..
The next day, he began to work more diligently. He also started buying self-help books and dedicating his life to personal growth. His conscious choice to quit making excuses or blaming others was critical to his achievement.
New Year’s resolutions are difficult to keep. You’re determined to stick to whatever resolution you made in January, whether it’s to go for a regular jog or quit smoking. In February, you find yourself skipping planned runs and smoking forbidden smokes. So, why can’t we keep to our game plan?
Using the Seven-Step Method to accomplish your goals!
Step 1: Make a firm commitment on what you want to achieve. If you wish to raise your income, decide how much money you want to save. If you want to lose weight, decide out how many pounds you want to shed instead.
Step 2: Make a list of your primary goals.
Step 3: Figure out when you think you’ll be able to finish it. Maintain a healthy sense of realism in your expectations. Divide a large goal into smaller deadlines.
Step 4: Make a list of anything that comes to mind to help you achieve your objective. This should include a description of the difficulties you’ll face, as well as the additional information and abilities you’ll need to overcome them.
Step 5: Make a priority list and put it on your calendar. Make a list of the things that are most important to you and prioritize them.
Step 6: As quickly as possible, begin working on your duties.
Step 7: Do something every day that will help you achieve your goal.
Is your fear of failure keeping you from reaching your full potential, such as not making enough money or losing what you have? Don’t worry if this is the case: our fears aren’t built into our thoughts. They’re learnt throughout life, therefore with a little resolve, they can be unlearned.
The Disaster Report, which is divided into four stages, is a useful tool for dealing with your worries.
Step 1: Describe your anxiety in detail.
Step 2: Make a list of the worst-case scenarios. Are you hesitant to invest because you are concerned about losing all of your money? When you address your anxieties head on, their influence over your thoughts and feelings gradually fades.
Step 3: Anticipate and plan for the worst-case scenario as much as possible. Assume the surgery resulted in a financial loss for you. This is a historic occasion! To make up for your losses, you should keep looking for jobs. Fear can also be triggered by a refusal to accept the worst-case scenario, so confronting it full on might be beneficial.
Step 4: Take every precaution you can to avoid the worst-case scenario. Because you’ll be too concentrated on avoiding the worst-case scenario, you won’t have time to be concerned.
Did you know that only 20% of the world’s population controls 80% of the wealth on the planet? Fortunately, income mobility is high in Western countries such as the United States. That means that putting in the effort can help you advance from a lower to a higher wage bracket.
As a result, if you work for a corporation, you should give it your all to whatever tasks your supervisor assigns to you. When he worked for a real estate development firm, the author aimed to achieve this. He’d ask his supervisor for extra responsibilities and discipline himself to finish the assignment as swiftly and efficiently as possible. As a result, he gained a reputation as the “go-to person.”
His supervisor once requested that he travel to Reno to begin developing the land of a company that they had purchased. However, rather than flying out in a few weeks as indicated, the author booked a flight the next day. He spoke with the lawyer and engineer right away, eventually learning that the site lacked water and could not be built. He canceled the contract, which would have cost his company $2 million otherwise! His supervisor was impressed, and the author was promoted to manager of 42 staff within a year.
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