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What techniques and methods do you use day to day to stay continuously motivated, focused and proactive when fear, hardships and procrastination have the best of you?
Wow! That’s an amazing question. I picked up this one habit from a mentor of mine (he is worth nearly a billion right now) and its changed my life and enhanced my motivation. It’s also super simple.
Want to hear it?
This is it – every single day I begin and end my day with my attention on my goals. Specifically, what I do is I write down all of my goals in the morning when I wake up, and then again right before I go to sleep.
Honestly, this works like magic and quickly cuts through fear, hardship, and procrastination. It works because first thing when I start my day I get excited and ready to hit my goals – and also its last thing at night I look at before I fall asleep (so I can dream about my goals in my sleep).
A quick pro tip for you when you start doing this:
Write your goals in the first person, even though you haven’t achieved them yet. And write them BIG! I don’t want you to be realistic or anything like that. The purpose of this exercise is to get your mind focused on the positives and not at the negatives of life. On what you CAN HAVE not what you DON’T HAVE.
Here’s the truth – almost everyone I meet is burdened by what I call false data. False data means any information or ideas you think are “facts” but are actually not true. As humans we experience something called confirmation bias – which means that we tend to try and find facts that prove our beliefs, even if those beliefs aren’t true or helping us.
Try this test.
Think about a red car. Got it? Now look out your window and find a red car. Great! You’ll really see the effects of this test later on in the day. But now because you’ve read this, you’re going to be way more likely to notice and spot red cars.
The funny thing about false data is we don’t even know that we fall prey to it. Simply put, if you don’t have money or the life you want right now – you DO have false data in your head about money, wealth, finances… because if you knew what Bill Gates or Warren Buffet know about money, you would have billions.
And if when you read that you thought – “well Bill and Warren had more opportunities than me, were smarter than me, got lucky.. etc.” THAT IS FALSE DATA HARD AT WORK!
So the bottom line is this –
Write your goals every day in the morning and at night. Write them BIG and in first person like this: I am a billionaire.
Pay attention to areas where you might have false data too so you don’t fall prey to its trap. Something I do with all of my new students is what’s called a “false data erasing” where I help them spot thoughts that aren’t helping them in regards to money, and we work through it so that we can build on a solid foundation.