There is one really tough thing in being an entrepreneur- there are millions of things you simply don’t know and you always feel like you need to test the ground. It can be paralyzing and scary, giving you a perfect reason not to start working right away. I had to learn that not focusing on the things that create real value, faking business or just simply procrastinating is actually a bigger effort then doing something meaningful. So why not do so?
How, you ask?
“Shut the fuck up, get over yourself and do it anyway”
– Steli Efti’s Get Over Mantra:
Subconscious mind setting
Don’t get threatened by this, it’s pure science. Interestingly, it’s evident that nerve connections are changed and strengthened by even imagining practicing musical pieces (this study was carried out among musicians). It means that you can leverage your brain more than you would have ever thought.
Set your main focus
Find 5-10 minutes before you start your day, when you figure out what you want to get down, what your main focuses are for the day. Don’t think of too many at the same time, otherwise you can easily lose control over your tasks and end up being inefficient by the end of the day.
You can stop procrastinating by programming your subconscious mind. (Also, read NLP chapter). Perhaps the most powerful words you can use to increase your productivity are the words; “Do it now! Do it now! Do it now!” Whenever you find yourself procrastinating on an important task, repeat to yourself, with energy and enthusiasm, the words, “Do it now! Do it now! Do it now!”
The amazing discovery is that after you have repeated these words 10, 20, or even 100 times, you will find yourself programming your subconscious mind into starting on your most important task and completing that job before you do anything else.
Throughout the day, when you are distracted by people, emails, telephone calls and other factors, and you find yourself drifting away from your most important tasks, take control of yourself by repeating the words, “Back to work! Back to work! Back to work!”
Success and Positivism
“Positive emotions help speed recovery from negative emotions,” Barbara Fredrickson (author of Positivity and a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill).
A study shows that entrepreneurs are a group of exceptionally positive people. Apparently, for them, it’s easier to face repeated failures, while others would never get of their bums, or just simply run away from certain situations saying, “this is not for them”.
No matter what, when it comes to action, it can be terribly hard to do it. But bear it in mind: the more you fight, the greater chance you have to fly.
Here are some quotes that motivated me today. They will give you a little push, when you have to keep going.
“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” Sam Levenson
” You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else” Albert Einstein
” If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Milton Berle
So again, just do it! How? First, try with little steps. Trick your mind and start smiling when you are down. If you keep smiling and laughing, it is impossible to stay sad.
Watch and smile:
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