The secret ingredient of success
We all know there are people with excellent life skills that want more from their life but never have. They dream of riches and success but take the path to poverty and misery. The question is Why?
When you give two similar people the same opportunity, one wins and the other one doesn’t. Why?
What is the difference between success and failure? And why are successful people … successful?
It is not a question of they having luck or fate or intelligence or skill. The secret is time. They know how to master time.
A successful person is a time lord while an unsuccessful person is a time … slave.
Where you begin?
Mastering time begins in your mind. The process begins not with what you do but with what you think. It begins with your “philosophy”. What? Philosophy? Give me a break!
Wait! It is not what you think.
What is philosophy?
Philosophy does not mean to read Plato, Aristotle or Kant. Now way! It is something very simple.
This is the definition you need to know and understand. And the core concept of your philosophy is time: understanding and mastering the power of time.
When you understand time, you can master it. This is the moment when you become a time lord and enjoy success. What is the power of time?
The power of time
Time flows. Never stops. Everything in this world happens in time. Nothing can escape from this terrible power.
When time works for you, it “propels” you and your business high in the sky. When time works against you, you fall in the deepest and darkest misery.
The most important thing in your life is to make time work in your favor. When time works in your favor you become a time lord. This is what successful people do.
Successful people vs unsuccessful people
It doesn’t matter what kind of statistics you read. They all tell the same story. The vast majority of people (95% or more) fail. Only a minority (5% maximum) succeed. Why?
Successful people understand time and make IT work in their favor. Unsuccessful people do not understand time and this makes IT work against them.
If you understand time, you will get what you want. All your dreams will come true. If you do not understand time, you will get nothing. What does it mean to understand time?
Unsuccessful people and time
Unsuccessful people live in an instant gratification mindset. They live in a magic-button, instant access, fast-food and magic shortcut world. They expect immediate results, they want everything right now or better, yesterday.
It is not about a quick or hot temperament. It is a whole way of thinking, a whole philosophy. It is the philosophy of unsuccessful people: the philosophy of failure. This way you cannot become a time lord. The only thing you will become is a time … slave.
The philosophy of failure
In this way of thinking people have lost the understanding of time. TV, movies, mass media created a new culture: instant culture or, in other words, the culture of right now.
In a movie, everything has to be finished in one and a half hours. A movie is filled with spectacular actions, dramatic actions with immediate results.
This is the reason why people started to lose contact with time. Even worse: more and more people subconsciously think real life is similar with what they see in the movies: spectacular actions, dramatic, obvious and instant results.
At a subconscious level they expect to see their life and their business going on like in movies: spectacular, dramatic and instant results. They expect what is called a “breakthrough”.
People are looking for a breakthrough, a quantum leap, a spectacular hit, an extraordinary moment when their life (or their business) will change for the better dramatically and overnight.
Unfortunately for them, it never happens. This is not the way to build success. This is a surefire way to become a slave of time.
Successful people and time
Successful people understand time and know how to make it work in their favor. They have a very different mindset and live in a world of … simple things that are easy to do.
This is not a different, slower or cooler temperament. It is a different way of thinking. It is a totally different philosophy and a surefire way to become a time lord.
The philosophy of success
In this way of thinking, people know that all your dreams can be achieved by doing simple things.
A successful person that wants to lose 10 pounds will do that by choosing one simple action like:
He (she) will perform this simple and easy action each and every day until he (she) succeeds. This type of action brings success in practically every walks of life.
A successful person who want to become an expert in personal development will choose a simple action that is easy to do like the following:
10 pages a day is easy to do and it seems it is not a big deal. However, if you read 10 pages a day every day, what will happen after just one year? In just one year you will read 3650 pages. This means about 15 (at least) powerful books.
Do you think you will remain the same after 15 life transforming books? Absolutely not. At that point you will have a huge volume of knowledge at your disposal.
When applied, this knowledge will change your mind, will change your attitudes, your actions, your results and your lifestyle. Surefire way to become a time lord.
This may not seem much but what happens if you write only one page per day, every day for, let’s say, 100 days? 100 days is just a little bit more than three months. In just three months you will shoot two birds:
- You will seriously developed your writing skills
- You will accumulate enough material to create 100 blog posts in the domain of your choice.
This is how you build success:
If all you have to do is simple, positive, easy to do things, why 95% fail and just 5% are successful? The answer may surprise you:
It is true that anyone can do them. However, most won’t. Why is that? The answer is simple:
- Not doing an action is more comfortable than doing it.
- If you do not do that simple and easy to do action, this won’t kill you … today.
If you do not do that simple action (use a stationary bike, brisk walking for 30 minutes a day, smoking one less cigarette per week etc.), nothing will happen … today. Nothing will happen tomorrow or next week or even next month.
Unfortunately, this simple error of judgment, compounded over time, will kill you. It will destroy you and ruin all your chances to success.
If you choose a simple action and do it, will it matter … today? Absolutely no. Will it matter tomorrow? No. Will it matter next week or next month? No.
How to master time and become a time lord?
You master time (or become a slave of time) when you make the choice:
- A simple, positive action repeated over time (you become a master of time)
- A simple error in judgment, repeated over time (you are enslaved by time).
What is the domain of life or business where you want to reach success? Answer this question and then identify at least one simple, positive and easy to do action that compounded in time will lead you to success. Then do it, constantly every day. Next, choose another simple, positive and easy to do action and do it every day.
This is how you become a time lord and enjoy success.
You may ask yourself: how come that this blogger has reached such a wisdom? The truth is that this wisdom is not mine. It is in perfect harmony with my life experience and my beliefs but … it is not mine.
I found it in a beautiful book, very well known just a few years ago. It is called:
“The Slight Edge”
and it was written by Jeff Olson.
My piece of advice that I give you with all my heart: search for this book, find it, buy it, read it and apply the knowledge. This is your chance to master time and become a real time lord.