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.