What I’ve learned from the wealthy over the years is different than what most of us think. When you really want to get somewhere fast, the first thing you need to do is go, go, go, right?
The answer is actually, No.
As usual, the best step toward success isn’t the obvious one. What you need to do is to stop and get a firm grasp on where you’re headed and why.
Slowing down and actually stopping for a second is so hard for us to do. If we’re not being busy, we feel like we’re wasting time. In a world surrounded by never-ending communication and distractions and a record amount of ADHD diagnoses, we don’t know how to stop.
However, the goal isn’t to be busy; it is to get the results that you want, which starts with being intentional about where you’re headed and how you intend to get there. Stopping for a second allows you to work smart, not just hard.
This step is critical, because it makes sure you focus on the things that matter and get headed down the right path. It puts you on a direct line to success.
Without this clarity, you will run into many dead-ends and ultimately cost yourself a lot more time and heartache along the way.
If you remember just five lessons from this book, remember this one: clarity is power.
“Step #1 of the Ultimate Success Formula is clarity. Know the outcome of exactly what you want and say, Yes!”
– David Wood
The more clearly you define the problem, the more obvious and easy the solution becomes. Opportunities and resources are all around us, but until you have that clear vision, you will not be able to see them.
Plus, having that focused mission keeps you consistently striving toward your goal and keeps you from getting sidetracked along the way. The worst thing you can do is work hard and put in the hours to move towards something that isn’t even going to make you happy in the end anyway.
“It’s a journey. In my own journey, there was a lot of searching, a lot of studying, a lot of self-analysis and plotting the things that I want to be.”
– John Murphy
It starts with defining what it is that you really want…
So, all in all, what does this mean?
It means you have to be very clear where you’re going. You have to take the time to define what it is that you want and why you want it!
We often get lost or chase dead-ends because we don’t know where it is that we’re going, and Chris Locurto even said that 75% of people don’t know where they want to go! They don’t know what they’re passionate about.
I think that is step 1! You don’t get in the car until you know where you’re going, so figure that out first!
Take control. Make money. Live wealthy.