The great Jim Rohn once said:
“Success is a few simple disciplines, practiced every day — while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.”
Now step back and look at what you do every day. What actions or people move you forward? What actions or people keep you back?
Stop being a baby — you absolutely know your bad behaviors. Surfing on your laptop, overly long and gossipy conversations with ineffectual people, doing the same busywork that you know won’t get you business. And the worst — hanging around people who are also fumbling their careers.
Conversely — you absolutely know every good action and person who can move you forward. At light speed.
You’re just too afraid to reach out and ask them. Or just take the action that scares you silly.
When I coach my clients, we have these conversations frequently —
ME: “Why don’t you just call them?”
THEM: “I can’t do that! I wouldn’t know what to say!”
ME: “Yes you would – just make the call.”
THEM: “They don’t want to hear from me!”
And so it goes — and I ultimately break down all of their excuses until they make the call. And guess what — they get the business. Or they meet someone they would only dream of meeting. It happens every day.
Today — I want you to start improving your positive disciplines — pick a few and DO them. You’ll be surprised how fast your luck changes.