Let’s say you’re ready for change. You’re ready to implement new productive habits. Instead of reinventing yourself overnight, pick just one thing that will have the most impact and only focus on this one new habit for a month. Make it even easier than you think you can achieve. If you want to exercise daily, commit to only 10 minutes instead of a half hour or more. If you want to wake up earlier, wake up just 15 minutes earlier, not at sunrise. Do this for an entire month, then choose a new habit to work on next month. This will insure the greatest chance of success without burnout and disappointment. – from “The Power of Less” by Leo Babauta
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me… Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”
– Steve Jobs in The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 1993.
If you run a business of any sort, you should definitely read his biography by Walter Isaacson. It shows that the driving force behind the success of Apple lies in Steve Jobs’ quest and passion to make great products. He’d scrap millions of dollars of work if he thought the product was coming up short of what it could or should be, and start over.
There is 100% Commitment or there is none. 99% Commitment is the same as none. 99% is a bitch and 100% is a cinch. When you are 100% committed, you no longer have to debate yourself whether you’re going to do it or not, you just do it because you’re committed. Eliminating this internal fighting saves tons of energy. If you are unwilling to commit 100% maybe you are just kidding yourself and it’s something you should just quit doing altogether. This will also save tons of energy that can be redirected to something you are willing to commit to. – Albert Pellissier
“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napoleon Hill
There are actually two kinds of habits: “doing” habits and “not-doing” habits. Everything you are “not doing” right now, you are in the habit of not doing. The only way to change these not-doing habits into doing habits is to do them. Reading will assist you, but it’s a whole different world when you go from reading to doing. If you are truly serious about success, prove it, and do the actions. – T. Harv Eker from “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”