Have you ever wondered why life doesn’t give you a bright flashing neon sign that says start here? It’s a common problem of the human kind. Many of us subconsciously expect things to automatically line up for us; kind of the old adage, “The stars are aligned for me.”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work this way. The stars don’t magically align without some effort from you. What I mean is this. In order to gain freedom, you are going to need to be very intentional with your time. And, by the way, I’m not talking about making a New Year’s resolution.
The people that seem to get the most accomplished in life, and have more freedom than any others, ascribe to the belief and practice of lining up their priorities. They do this everyday… not once a week… or once a month… or once a year. They do this everyday. Generally speaking, most of them do this in the early morning before they even start their day.
Now, I believe I just heard a huge virtual gasp: “He said ‘in the early morning before they even start their day’?” Yes. That’s right. More often than not, the most successful people start their day planning their day. You may be thinking, “I’m not a morning person” or “I barely have time to get myself ready, much less get up earlier and do a routine.”
If your basic belief is that you are not a morning person, guess what? You never will be. Or if you tell yourself that you would never have time for that, guess what? You never will have time. The subconscious mind is very powerful. Unfortunately, most people walk around letting it master them instead of the other way around. Make a clear decision to be a morning person and it will happen. Make a clear decision to have more time in the morning than you ever had and your subconscious will find a way to make it happen.
You may have heard it said that it takes 21 days for something to become habit. That’s partially true. It actually takes a little longer than that. For most new things that you set out to do, it takes about 66 days to become habit. Until that time, it’s sheer will power and determination.
So, let’s go back to the beginning. The people who accomplish the most plan their day every day, but they start with the ONE thing that will cause all of the other dominoes to line up and fall. They focus on that ONE thing and whack away at it until if falls. Abraham Lincoln was once quoted as say, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I’ll spend the first hour sharpening my axe.”
Sharpen your axe… Develop a daily routine that focuses on the ONE thing that will position your efforts for success. During the process of building my business, here is a system that helped me…
To regaining your time back,