The path towards success can be boring. Once you get intently focused on doing something, you start ignoring a lot of the distractions around you. You become less interested in things that waste your time and your energy. Friends might call you on a whim to go do something fun and you’ll end up turning them down because that time was already planned. You have a workout planned. Or you are going to be finishing up the last chapter of your book. Or you were going to be spending quality time with your family.
During those times it helps to remember this list:
- Remember your dream
- Remember what kind of physical shape you have to be in to get there
- Remember what kind of friends you are going to need to get there
- Remember what kind of financials you are going to need to get there
- Remember the books you are going to have to read to get there
Focus on these and eliminate anything activity in your life that is not in line with this list. Let other plop themselves in front of the TV. Let everybody go out and get drunk. It may seem like your life is boring. But boring is another word for someone who is damned focused and won’t let anything get in his/her way.
Print this (or something like this) and tape it to your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator, your monitor and your nightstand.