What have you done today?
No, seriously. I want you to sit and ponder this for a moment. From the moment you woke up to right now, I want you to think about what you have done today. Don’t just say you worked. Be specific.
Now I want you to think for a moment about what your goals are. What is it you want most out of life? Why did you start blogging? What is it you are looking forward to?
One last thing – I want you to ask yourself one final question. Are the actions you’ve taken so far today helping you achieve the goals you’ve set out for yourself? Are you taking action in great enough quantities to be certain beyond a doubt that your dreams are going to become a reality?
Good Things Come To Those That Hustle
I have spent a lot of time studying successful people. I want to know what traits they have in common, what habits they formed, and what attributes these people have that made them so successful. I want to learn the ideas and principals that allowed them to thrive so well. I want to integrate their systems into my own life so I can benefit from them myself.
If there’s one thing that’s damn well near universal between all successful people, it’s that they are relentless in the pursuit of their goals, taking massive levels of action every day to ensure they achieve what they have set out for themselves.
Throughout my life I have found this to be true. Regardless of the type of success you are wishing to obtain – be it professional success, family success, financial success, or personal success, massive levels of action completing tasks that are aligned with your goals will be the only way you will get there.
Blogging success will not come to you because you meet the right person or get some sort of ‘lucky break.’ It will come to you because of the smart and hard work you’ve put in over extended periods of time, which compounds on itself over and over again infinitely, so long as you keep up the work.
If You’re Lazy, It’s Because Of This One Sole Reason
One of the most common excuses I hear is, “I don’t have time.”
I hate excuses in general, but I hate that one in particular because it’s so blatantly false. You and I have only the same 24 hours in a day to get things done as your favorite successful person has. How you spend your time is a matter of priorities. That’s all.
Some people think us humans are inherently lazy, a trait being hardwired into us from the ancient past where conserving energy was important. I think differently. I think all of us do just enough to where we feel satisfied. If we truly want more of something, we will analyze the tradeoff of expense vs. reward and decide if whatever we want is worth pursuing. If we want the reward more than we dread the work, we will do it anyway.
You started a blog for one reason or another. Maybe you wanted something to do. Maybe you wanted to become free from traditional work. Perhaps you want to make a million dollars.
A little while back I talked about the importance of having a vision. A purpose. Something to drive you. If your goals are truly very important to you, than you will have no problem taking massive action.
Make it a habit of throwing everything you have into something you deem important. Everything. Do whatever it takes to make it happen. Work-life balance is a myth and I promise you the vast majority of people who tout on about it have not yet reached massive levels of success themselves.
If you’re a regular reader of James McAllister Online, you know about how my life has shifted dramatically in recent months. You know about my parenting experience and how eager I am to get that back. And finally, you know that I am throwing everything I have into business now so I can throw everything I have into parenting later. There is a time and place for everything in life, and right now it is time to be exceptional in business now so I can be exceptional in parenting down the road.
Now look, I understand you have responsibilities. Another job, a spouse, children. I get it. I know it makes it harder. When I was put in that position, I will admit that the business side of my life suffered drastically. However, at that time, I whole-heartedly felt and knew what was more important to me, and although I have lost her, I use those experiences as inspiration to take massive levels of action so I can hopefully experience them again one day. It is so deeply ingrained into me that I have no problem working 12+ hours a day because what I am working for is so important to me.
If you haven’t been taking the action necessary to make your blog a success, it’s because you don’t care enough to prioritize the work necessary to achieve it. If this sounds like you, it’s time to think about what really matters to you. Think about your purpose and your vision. Then, if blogging success is something that is important to you for one reason or another, it’s time to make changes.
Grant Cardone’s “The 10X Rule”
You may have heard of Grant Cardone before. He is one of the world’s best salesmen and does a fantastic job at inspiring entrepreneurs and business people to reach out and achieve their goals.
I had been following him for a while before picking up one of his bestsellers, The 10X Rule. The idea behind the 10X rule is this – whatever your goals are, make them 10x larger, and then take 10x as much action to achieve them.
I really enjoyed this book because it reaffirmed a lot of ideas I had already thought of and were using in my own life. The way I see it, it’s far better to say, set a goal of 10 million dollars and end up making 5 than set a goal of 1 million dollars and achieve it.
Mindset books tend to be full of fluff and do little more than inspire or motivate you, but I know that reading this book will aid you in both identifying what’s important to you, and then taking great enough quantities of action to achieve it.
10X your life and pick up a copy of the book on Amazon by clicking here. Not only will you be more productive and achieve more success, but you’ll have a better time doing it because you’ll be working for something you truly care about.
What To Do Now
Ask yourself one more time if what you’ve done so far today has aligned with your goals. If so, keep doing what you’re doing, but do them in much greater quantities and you’ll achieve much greater results. If not, it’s time to make changes.
I want you to make an investment in your education, and sign up for my success mindset course. This is the kind of action you want to take, and I promise that this course will transform the way you think about the world, allowing yourself to put yourself in a position to achieve massive results.