Consider this question for a moment: “Who would like to double their income?”
Are you raising your hand? (Probably not literally, but would you like to double your income?)
Then I ask, “Who would like to lose weight? Get out of debt? Achieve financial independence?”
The answer is YOU!
You want to make more money, spend quality time with your family, be fit and achieve financial independence.
Not only do you all want the same things, but you know what it takes to achieve them. And someday you intend to do them. Someday you’ll get your finances together…
Some day you’ll make more money… Some day you’ll spend more time with your family… Some day you’ll achieve your goals and realize your dreams…some day!
Is this sounding familiar?
You’re living on Some day Isle my friend. And what’s worse, 80% of the population is living there with you (and it’s starting to get a little crowded).
This is Survivor meets Real World. If you don’t vote yourself off of ‘Someday Isle,’ you’re doomed to spend the rest of your life there—because someday never comes.
So how do you turn “Some day” into “Right Now”?
Great news: By putting an end to procrastination!
Read a bit of Bryan Tracy’s very personal story: “You see, I started off as a young man, thinking the world owed me a living.
I certainly didn’t come from money. In fact, it was rarely even discussed at home because there was none. As a result of my limited thinking, I slaved away at hard labor jobs in construction and factory work for years before I finally got it.
The Adventure Begins:
One day I sat down with two of my closest friends and decided we would embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
Our hastily thrown together plan was to travel across the Atlantic Ocean to England. From there we would set off across Europe. Our end destination being the dark continent… Africa.
But not just any place in Africa; oh no, we would cross the dangerous and unforgiving Sahara desert. Now this may sound crazy to you, but in our dreamy teenage minds we were determined to carry it out.
Well as you might expect, it didn’t take long for our plans to unravel. What sounded like a simple fun-filled adventure soon turned in to a battle of wits as we tried our best to survive in a harsh environment we were ill equipped to deal with.
More than once, our big dream seemed like an endless nightmare of setbacks and detours.
What is the real secret to being successful?
Yet in spite of the hardships and eminent danger we faced, we learned valuable lessons. I personally learned there was much more to my success than I could ever have imagined.
Although I didn’t realize it at the time; I was learning what would become the greatest success-building discovery of my life.
As I struggled each day to survive the perils of the desert, I discovered the greatest secret to success you can imagine.
The missing ingredient in my life…
Possibly the elusive success ingredient in your life too.
It wasn’t just having a plan. It was more than just setting goals. It wasn’t stamina. It went beyond faith.
But there’s one missing ingredient without which your greatest aspirations will fail every time. One magic element without which your success recipe can never materialize.
It was something I had overlooked before. But once I added it to the mix, I knew failure was not an option.
I’m talking about the magic of Self-Discipline!
Without self-discipline your success recipe will fall apart faster than my second hand tires did on the rock strewn Sahara desert roads.
This simple, yet shocking revelation changed my life forever. And now I’m offering you the opportunity to use it to change yours, too. From that moment on, I determined to discipline myself to succeed.
Did it work every time? Of course not. But as I quickly discovered, no one bats a thousand every time they step up to the plate.
What differentiates the winners from the losers is having…
The Discipline To Do What You Know You Must Do To Achieve Your Goals”
I hope you have enjoyed this article of Bryan Tracy’s personal story.
Have a wonderful life!