Your psychology always drives your strategy.
The way you think and feel always determine how you act.
The majority of people are chasing the next great marketing strategy, skill or technique.
While these things are needed, a technique will never build a Musk or Jobs or Picasso.
Focus on your mindset over your marketing.
Both are necessary, but mindset drives the bus.
Marketing skills without mindset are a waste of time.
To have the correct mindset you must be chasing something that inspires you. But inspiration and mindset alone are not enough either.
Inspiration alone will never build a Kobe Bryant. Many a young boy has been inspired to be a Jordan or Bryant only to end up bagging groceries in the checkout line.
Look, there’s nothing wrong with bagging groceries by the way if it’s your calling, but falling into it as a last resort is a sad waste of time and life.
With all I know about technology, if I had to pick between technologies
or mindset as it applies to success, technology would have to go.
~ Peter Diamandis
So if it’s not just mindset alone; and it’s not just skill, technique, or technology, what is the secret to true success, wealth and fulfillment?
It’s mindset, skill and one more.
The quality of your practice determines the quality of your performance.
The masterful individual realizes that skills and inspiration alone are not enough. He also must develop his skills to a level of mastery.
This takes grit.
This takes hard and long work; and relentless practice.
Anders Ericsson’s research on what it takes to reach elite performance proves that it takes a minimum of 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.
So the trifecta of elite performance, success, and fulfillment is:
Inspiration is purpose.
Preparation is mindset.
Perspiration is practice, hard work, and grit.
Many think that grit and perseverance are the same thing.
They’re not. You can persevere through pain because you must.
Grit is by choice; and founded in meaning and purpose.
While any of the three principles above can be the topic of discussion for days, I’ll do my best to keep it brief.
The inspired mindset knows its purpose. Find it.
The vast majority of people I meet don’t know their purpose.
If you’re in this category, then come at it from another angle. Work hard until you do find your purpose.
The only way to do great work is to a lot of work.
Most things you’ll do won’t work at first,
So work relentlessly until something does work.
Obviously what got a Kobe Bryant up at 4AM every single day to train and practice was a mind of steal and a commitment to excellence.
This mindset must be first and foremost, but it doesn’t end there.
Determine that you’re going to work and practice and work and practice until the day you exit.
The master realizes that skills alone aren’t enough. He needs inspiration.
Yet he doesn’t wait for inspiration. He practices and masters his skills
so he can seize and run with inspiration when it arrives.
Let go of the Pollyanna romantic view that someday you’ll “arrive” and it will all fall in your lap easily.
And it won’t.
Anyone who tells you there’s “push button success” is attempting to sell you some quick fix secret sauce.
It doesn’t exist.
Practice is not just something you do to become great.
Practice is what you do when you are great to become greater!
So set your mind.
Find your genius.
Get to work; and commit to working for the rest of your days.
Let me know how I can help you.
Stay Awake, Love Life and Be Epic!