The Power of One; One task, one goal, one purpose

The most productive times in my life I was only focused on doing one thing.

The times of most frustration in my life I was chasing several goals at once.

It seems to me that it’s like a laser beam. It works because it is a massive amount of power focused on a a very small area.

Remember burning leaves with a tiny plastic magnifying glass? You’d just adjust the magnifying glass up or down to narrow the size of the beam. The small the beam the more powerful it was and before long the leaf would be burning.

Of course my brother and I would sneak the beam on each other and try to burn each other.

People talk about how a women can multitask. I suppose that’s true. Why does that work for her? Well, her entire focus usually is on her family and all those tasks are toward them. Therefore, she has one focus and doing many things at once for them.

Even in biblical times this was true. Jesus taught, “The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light.” Luke 11:34 KJV

Kinda explains why the magnifying glass works. Or mom raising her family. Or you creating a life’s legacy.

 

AMP Up Finding Solutions & Opportunities | The LOOK Factor (Episode 029)

Ever find something and say, “That’s exactly what I was looking for!?” Ever see something you passed on only to find a friend used it later with great success? Why do some people seem to find all the great solutions and opportunities?

Highlights of today’s show:

  • The key to finding is “looking” correctly
  • Why doesn’t everyone do this simple concept?
  • A millionaire who first threw the opportunity away and gained it back
  • The 3% at Harvard who did this one concept and had a combined net worth of the other 97%
  • The right people are in your life but you may not see them

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The Seventh Pillar of Success: Be a Lifelong Leaner

FB-Pic-TempletJim Rohn says, “Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.” Getting a head start in life by attending a college is good but as the great writer Thoreau said that the masses ‘lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.’

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The Seventh Pillar of Success: Be a Lifelong Learner

When I practiced as a CPA and served mostly very successful small business owners it amazed me that most of them only had high school educations. They were all very smart self-educated people. Self-education is what you learn along the way so that you are constantly improving and growing.

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health.

Leaning is the beginning of spirituality. The miracle of self-education is in the searching and yearning to learn more. Jim Rohn says, “The first is to read books. The second is to learn from successful people by observation. And the third is to constantly reflect on your own experiences and learn what went right and what went wrong.”

I kept a “Hero” journal since college. I wanted to learn how each of them achieved the success in their life that I wanted in mine. They were all self-educated. Some had advanced degrees but each of them learned more after college than they ever learned while in college.

Here is a list of suggested books to read:

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Follow all earlier pillars:

First Pillar of Success; Work Harder on Yourself than You Do on Your Job or Business.
Second Pillar of Success: Total Well-Being
The Third Pillar of Success: Make the Most of the Gift of Relationships
The Fourth Pillar of Success: Written Goals
The Fifth Pillar of Success: The Proper Use of Time

The Sixth Pillar of Success: Surround Yourself with the Best People

The Sixth Pillar of Success: Surround Yourself with the Best People

FB-Pic-TempletDon’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to do are high. You’ll have to be a positive influence in their life before they will let you in their circle. Successful people will not tolerate any toxic relationships. As they build you, you’ll need to build them.

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The Sixth Pillar of Success: Surround Yourself with the Best People

Jim Rohn highly recommends that you , “surround yourself with winners, successful people who exhibit and live consistent to the values and skills you want to acquire and develop.” People that are in your life have an amazing power to influence your destiny. Think about statement for a moment. Think about some of the people you associate with. Do you see some of your actions that you acquired from them? Perhaps you even say the same things they say. Then deeply understand that those people are currently shaping your “destiny!”

Ask your self these questions:

Who am I around? What effect are they having on me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And, as Jim Rohn asks, “What do they have me becoming?”

Is that okay?

People in your life; your friends, your spouse, your co-workers, and your family, affect you.

Do you hate your job? Chances are the people you hang around with hate their job too. If they complain about their life and are negative toward the lives of others, chances are you are too. According to Jim Rohn,

“Each association has either a positive, neutral or negative effect on you.”

An attribute of successful people is they seek relationships with other successful people who will push them, challenge them, and encourage them to become better. “To attract attractive people you must be attractive. To attract powerful people, you must be powerful, To attract committed people, you must be committed.” says the authors.

To have this positive influence in your life you’ll need to go to work on yourself. You’ll need to actively have a personal development system in place that you use almost daily.

Follow all earlier pillars:

First Pillar of Success; Work Harder on Yourself than You Do on Your Job or Business.

Second Pillar of Success: Total Well-Being
The Third Pillar of Success: Make the Most of the Gift of Relationships

The Fourth Pillar of Success: Written Goals
The Fifth Pillar of Success: The Proper Use of Time

The Fifth Pillar of Success: The Proper Use of Time

FB-Pic-Templet“Every day has many opportunities, but only one best opportunity.” ~ Jim Rohn

Most people lack two things in this area; they don’t have a clear vision of where they want to go and do not see opportunities and second they lack  discipline.

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The Fifth Pillar of Success: The Proper Use of Time

Your best opportunities are those that align with your overall goals and would be wise to spend your time on those. As Jim Rohn says, “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while the regret weighs tons!”

Days are really precious and expensive. When you spend a day, you have one less day to spend. Its gone forever so make sure you spend each one wisely. If you don’t design your own life, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan and guess what they have planned for you? Not much!

It’s important to be the designer of your life.

Remember this important truth; something will master and something will serve. Either you run the day or it runs you. Either you control your time or it controls you. As Jim Rohn said, “Take your pick.”

Follow all earlier pillars:

First Pillar of Success; Work Harder on Yourself than You Do on Your Job or Business.

Second Pillar of Success: Total Well-Being

The Third Pillar of Success: Make the Most of the Gift of Relationships
The Fourth Pillar of Success: Written Goals