There are plenty of ways to succeed.
Not all of them fail-proof, of course. Perhaps not even a single one is. Lessons are learned, and challenges are encountered along the way.
It is common knowledge, however, that being stretched too thin is a sure way to fail, and yet, not many heed this warning. Perhaps it is not so common after all.
You may have your own way to succeed, and it is fine as long as it is working for you. But ask yourself; are you able to give it your best shot? If not, maybe it is best to focus on one thing first, perfect your craft, and once you have already done whatever you want to do, move on to another and succeed at it again. Do not get distracted and do not entertain any alternatives, if you can help it.
Oliver Emberton has explained it so well it makes a lot of sense. Read on and find out. I am sure you’d learn valuable lessons and who knows, maybe even take another path.
What are you focusing on at this point?
If you want to follow your dreams, you have to say no to all the alternatives
Our brains behave like a beach ball filled with bees. Hundreds of conflicting impulses was pushing us in different directions.
Let’s fix that.
The curse of the ‘great idea’
Lots of people have great ideas. The problem is that too many great ideas cancel each other out.
How people achieve the impossible
You’d simply drop everything else.
Monomaniacal focus on a single goal is perhaps the ultimate success stratagem.
How to tame the swarm
You will always want to attempt more than you can achieve.
…And putting your all into a single direction is the quickest way to ensure success.
So try this:
- Aim higher.
- Limit to three.
- Put it off.
- Beware your idle wants.
- Line up your bumblebees.
If you want the power to follow your dreams, you have to say no to all the alternatives. It’s not easy, but if that’s for you, at least you know the price.
–by Oliver Emberton
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