What’s in it for me? Learn the power of self-discipline.
No Excuses Book Summary – Envision living your life the way you want to, engaging in activities you enjoy with the people you choose. We all want the same things – financial security, personal fulfillment, long-term happiness – and, more often than not, we know what we have to do to get these things. However, our lack of discipline and endless list of excuses can get in the way.
So how can you overcome this? That’s the question these blinks set out to answer. Whether you work for a company or run your own business, we’ve selected the most powerful techniques that will help you stop living a life that’s full of excuses.
In this article, you’ll learn
- what the Seven-Step Method is;
- how to do a Disaster Report to conquer your fears; and
- what delayed gratification can do for your financial freedom.
Achieve success by learning from experts and accepting responsibility for your life.
Have you ever wondered how certain individuals, though allotted no more time than most people, manage to accumulate vast wealth and achieve great success? Well, it’s mostly a matter of self-discipline applied to the three fundamental areas of life: personal success, career and overall happiness.
You can do this, too. And it’s best to start by becoming disciplined about your personal success.
A great way to do that is to learn from the experts in your field. Attend their conferences, read their books and listen to their podcasts.
Just consider the author’s San Diego-based dentist. He attended every dental conference he could, and, at a conference in Hong Kong, he learned a technique that transformed his career. At the conference, a Japanese dentist shared a new procedure that permanently improved the appearance of teeth. The author’s dentist immediately began implementing this new technique, and within a few years, clients from all across the United States were booking treatments at his clinic.
By the age of 55, he was known as a “dentist’s dentist” and had earned enough money to retire.
Is the thought of early retirement appealing to you? Well, then it’s time to accept responsibility in your life.
The author learned this the hard way. When he was 21, he worked in construction, earning just enough money to get by. He had no car, no savings and lived in a tiny apartment. Then he had an epiphany: he had to take responsibility and change his life. He had to stop blaming his problems on his childhood and lack of education.
The very next day, he began working harder. He also started buying self-help books and dedicating his life to self-improvement. His conscious decision to no longer make excuses or blame others played an important role in his future success.
“With self-discipline, the average person can rise as far and as fast as his talents and intelligence can take him.”
Accomplish your goals by adopting the Seven-Step Method and following advice from successful people.
It’s hard sticking to New Year’s resolutions. In January, you’re dedicated to whatever you’ve resolved to do – be it taking a daily jog or quitting smoking. Come February, you find yourself skipping scheduled runs and sneaking forbidden smokes. So why can’t we stick to the program?
USA Today reported that, in one study, a mere 4 percent of participants followed through with their resolutions. However, of those who did manage to stick to their resolutions, 44 percent wrote the resolution down.
Committing your goals to paper makes it much likelier that you’ll achieve them; the simple act of writing out what you want minimizes distractions and focusses your energy in the right areas.
To cash in on the power of the pen (and paper!), use the Seven-Step Method to achieve your goals:
Step 1: Decide what you want and be specific. If you want to accumulate more wealth, decide on exactly how much money you want. Or if you want to lose weight, determine exactly how many pounds you wish to shed.
Step 2: Write down your specific goal.
Step 3: Set a date by which you think you could accomplish it. Be realistic. If it’s a large goal, break it down to sub-deadlines.
Step 4: Write down a list of everything you could possibly do to achieve your goal. This includes listing the obstacles that you’ll face and the additional knowledge and skills you’ll need to achieve it.
Step 5: Prioritize the most beneficial tasks and add them to your calendar. Your most important tasks should be completed first.
Step 6: Start on your tasks right away.
Step 7: Do something every day that helps you achieve your goal.
In addition to employing the Seven-Step Method……..