The key to success in any endeavour is simple although far from easy. You see, the success factor that never fails is simply…
The ability to focus with clarity and emotional-impact
on what you are doing, while ignoring what others are doing.
You’ve got to be like one of those Tomahawk missiles. Tomahawk’s can travel hundreds of miles, flying over and ignoring many potential targets on the way, until eventually they reach their intended target which they hit with uncanny accuracy time and time again.
We can do the same!
But first we need to get real clear on what we are doing.
Get real clear on the outcome we wanna achieve.
And then we must shut out all distractions and focus with laser-like intensity at the task at hand.
Fact is, shutting out other people’s advice, actions and successes is getting harder. That’s because there’s so many things clamouring for our attention.
Social Media only adds to the problem.
By the way…
Do you know there’s now a new affliction called, “Social Media Envy (SME)?”
The symptoms can include mild irritation and a nagging feeling of inadequacy right up to pulse-pounding, vein-popping fury!
Although most people afflicted with SME will never admit it, many get angry to see folks enjoying so many good things while they suffer in silence. They grit their teeth in silent rage while viewing the next batch of holiday snaps from friends they don’t actually know.
I read the studies. I watch the comments on facebook. And I take the calls and answer the emails from folks who are frustrated with their lot in life and envious of others.
So this isn’t bullshit here; these are the facts. And it’s only getting worse.
On a side note, some people even write ‘jealous’ in the facebook comments, while viewing one of their ‘friends’ doing something amazing. I suppose they think they’re being funny.
What they don’t realise, even if they were joking, is this:
Their ‘jealous’ comment gets inadvertently implanted like a
red-hot knife straight into their subconscious minds.
The results can be horrendous.
That’s because as you know, jealousy is ONE negative emotion that can really mess you up and sabotage any of your attempts to succeed. It’s corrosive and it expands. (It pays to keep an eye out for it in your life and if spotted, to then rid yourself of this dreadful affliction.)
Okay, so there’s a lot going on in our lives. So many conversations. So it’s no wonder many people find it hard to concentrate on what they are doing while ignoring what others are doing. They compare their lives with others and come up short. They don’t realise…
Comparing themselves to others only devalues
their own achievements
So yes, the success factor that never fails is a simple concept.
Anyone with half a brain can get the lesson intellectually. Putting it into action so you reach your goals quicker and easier is a lot harder.
But with practice it gets easier.
Your clarity muscles grow strong.
Your focus returns.
It’s then that you realise just how much you can accomplish. Just how powerful you really are. And you can see, without a shadow of doubt that success is a process to master.
Most folks don’t wanna hear this.
They want quick and easy and they want to be plugged into their gadgets 24/7. They don’t want isolation. Don’t want to think their own thoughts (much too confronting). They’ve plugged into the safe numbing womb of the online grid and they’ll fight to stay in its comforting embrace.
That’s their call… and I make no judgement.
But as business owners, as entrepreneurs, we don’t have that luxury. We need to focus and get busy and keep making sales.
By the way, the past two weeks I’ve been isolated in my writing bunker. I completed 6 full promotions for clients, my newsletter, two interviews, a couple of podcasts, many calls with clients and members and plenty of other miscellaneous stuff too.
And I had time off for living as well.
All because I focused… and… I unplugged from the conversation. I wasn’t on Facebook much and I don’t do Instagram or Twitter… so I missed out on seeing what everyone had been up to. Haven’t seen their successes. Haven’t seen the holiday snaps and or the brash bravado. Haven’t viewed a million and one selfies either.
And you know what?
I’ve never been happier.
Doing my own shit, on my own terms, refusing to take part in the endless conversation, gives me such clarity and peace of mind that sometimes I feel almost unstoppable.
Because I’ve turned inside.
Harnessed my powers.
While refusing to take part in the endless chatter.
You can do this too! But it won’t be easy.
Especially if you’ve drunk from the Kool-Aid fountain of Social Media.
Pete Word Wizard Godfrey
P.S. There is one more element in this success equation. And that is, creating your own ‘success environment’. I’ll talk more about this in a future post. For now, tell me what you think in the comments below. And feel free to share this with your friends. There’s a little facebook icon at the top of the page. Just click on that to share. Thanks.
P.P.S. One element of my ‘success equation’ is to unplug from the grid. So I’m taking a break from facebook for a few weeks to concentrate fully on a couple of big projects. This way, my attention won’t be distracted. My focus won’t be side-tracked by other peoples’ agendas.
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