There's just no good reason for you to wait any longer. Stop leaving it to others to pursue their dreams. Start identifying every human who could POSSIBLY help you to achieve whatever lights your fire.
Stop stalling and let's get busy. Instead of listing all the reasons why it can't be done, invest that identical brain and body energy into identifying solutions, figuring out ways to get around whatever obstacles you take the trouble to identify.
Stop waiting for it to happen to you for you and in spite of your best efforts to embrace mediocrity.
THIS IS YOUR TIME OF LIFE!!!
You're at the perfect age to drink in the wisdom of masters and millionaires, champions and billionaires, and you don't have to rely on "my" role models and champions, you've already identified several in your own life.
Write to them, you putz! Celebrities who perform rarely ever respond to such requests, although some do. For the most part, they have too many unresolved issues. It's when you turn to business people at the top with strong reputations for integrity that you find millionaires and billionaires willing to give you their time and best thoughts when you have the courage to ask!!
Of all the many powerful and high-speed shortcuts and secrets you will find strewn and planted carefully all through the Great Shortcuts Pathway, and the Great Shortcuts Pathway as well, the several found in this page take little more than observant repetition. As you use each shortcut, and decide if it worked great, poorly, or not at all, the answer always devolves down to YOUR USE OF THE SHORTCUT.
Contacting corporate and institutional and educational and other leaders is far easier and considerably more profitable than you might ever have imagined. This hold even MORE true when you simply observe what worked and what did not, making your own little adjustments along the way, moderate or extreme, as you deem appropriate. By contacting just a few at a time, you quickly observe who is responding quickly, who is not. This empowers you to know which approaches to repeat, which to avoid, right?
How encouraging that the Great Shortcuts Pathway assures you that a significant percentage of the people you ask nicely... are going to respond quite nicely.
As always, no need to accept assurances of the Great Shortcuts Pathway or of because you get to put this to the test about as rapidly as you wish. You already know, or ought to, that more than 90% of all the humans you might ever want to contact... are contactable! Better yet, contactable by YOU! A few minutes of research is the most you will likely spend on many. Most of the human beings you might want to contact are findable, by you, with respect to their contact information, in as little as a few seconds, rarely more than a minute or two. Pump this tool. Since masters and millionaires know to ask more people more times each, here is yet another ticket for you to jump on-board your own train of Success.
By what date?
People at the top do actually, now and again, at least, demonstrate the benefits, the mutual benefits, of noblesse oblige, and your job is to simply ask more of these people more times each.
Publishers and top bankers, CEO's and renowned educators, writers and labor leaders: those who enjoy reputations of being both honest and supersuccessful will, MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, respond positively to a request such as the one I sent so many times.
"Dear __________________, In whatever years I'm fortunate enough to have, it is my firmest intention to contribute to the value of the world on something of the same scale that you do, even if it takes a few decades. Since it is clear that you are among the best on earth at what you do, I respectfully ask permission to take you to lunch or dinner so you can be my mentor for perhaps 30 minutes of articulate conversation.
Acknowledging that you are probably busier than a bag of bees, that is the extent of my hopes and anticipations. If this is not workable for you, even five minutes on the phone interviewing you would be a huge boost in an education I am determined will be from the cream of the crop of my generation.
Thanking you in advance, I appeal to the teacher that resides inside of most masters.
Do you REALLY think you won't get positive and encouraging responses? If so, I'm tempted to tell you you that you're out of your mind. Instead, I'll settle for stating clearly and with certainty that you have never used this huge, potent PowerGem.
I sent a variety of letters very much like that one out to a vast assortment of those you see me quoting most often, masters and millionaires, champions and billionaires... and their response has been both magnaminous, and magnificent.
Stop leaving the action to many who simply do NOT seem to be as smart as you.
It really is your turn now, this month, this week, this very day, and I'm suggesting you go get it from the horse's mouth.
If you are not an acknowledged master or millionaire in your field, you really do not possess a valid opinion on how to do it successfully.
There are people who pursue their highest calling with passion, and there are people who do not. We already KNOW what you are.... because of whatever you've done on a day to day basis for years now. It is the final dividing line, the shortcut to understanding the most critical, instantaneous forward motion toward supersuccess: those who know what to do, and those who shut up and do it.
Just like the thousands of Winners I've interviewed, and thousands more I've studied, your life is perfect proof of virtually every word you're reading. Stupid people are those who know exactly what to do; smart people are those who shut up and do it. Most people get only one life to live. Is it fair for us to say that you personally will probably only live one life? Have you estimated how many Augusts and Septembers you have left?
If you only have one of something, don't you want to treat it differently than you do something you have many of?
Do you understand (which means, do you ACT as if you understand) that life, like a piece of bread or light bulb, is made up of smaller components that are combined? With bread, for this example, it's the smaller components of flour, water, and
With the light bulb, it's a piece of wire, a couple of supports, a wire band, glass.
With life, the smaller components are what we call seconds, which rapidly become minutes and years.
Just as we can take the light bulb, and add it to other items to be part of a truck, the individual seconds of your life, and mine, and everyone who lives and breathes, those seconds become hours, days, weeks, months, and years. Add up
all the items, and the total is called "My Life." Because we add different amounts of different ingredients, the final product is also different.
Since you or somebody else paid for this presentation, it makes sense to use it. In the next handful of minutes, let's draft out a proposed plan for your life. Yes, you. Five minutes. Ten minutes. You are busier with something more important than the rest of your life?
Please remember that, unlike the games you pay to watch other people play, there are no timeouts.
The clock of life does not stop.
The clock of life never stops.
That's why masters and millionaires use this splendidly useful shortcut, and so many other successful shortcuts.
Go ahead! Write in the margins if you have to. PUT IT ON PAPER. It is one of the most compelling of all the shortcuts of power: it must be written. Never mind what's in your head. Does no good until it's outside of your head, under your control. For your sake. Scribble ideas and wishes in the margins. USE IT!!
you ever do in your life you plan, from weddings and holidays to interstate travel.
In minutes, we begin drafting a plan for the most important journey of all: YOUR LIFE.
Stop and think about it: ever
been to a wedding? I would suppose that no less than 95% of all weddings go off wonderfully. Every wonder why? Think there might be a connection to the fact that the wedding or other affair was so carefully planned? The color and folding of the
napkins or type of lettering on the invitations to the honeymoon suite reservations, et alia: the event is planned, on paper.
It's broken down to smaller steps, correct?
Would you even dream of trying to make a
three-day deadline to travel 1500 miles without a definite, clear, written plan, sometimes referred to as 'a map;' sometimes referred to as 'Give me the directions?" Of course not. You make the deadline specifically because you knew precisely where you
were going, you found out which road to take, and then you persisted, even when you got lost, ran out of gas, or suffered other obstacles.
When you come to a red light, you stop your car (hopefully). At that moment, your forward
momentum has stopped. In fact, your trip has come, literally, to a halt. Do you end the trip? Do you turn around and go home? Well, before you sneer, stop and consider how many times in your life you may have taken a first step, even a second, third, or
ninth step towards doing or acquiring something, and suddenly your trip came to a halt. Proving once again that ninety-three percent of us are too stupid to act upon the knowledge that 100% of us possess, you quit. Because you quit, you failed, not the
other way around. In any and every worthwhile thing you personally have ever accomplished, and repeated at will, it is exclusively because you knew precisely what you wanted, you knew what you had to do to get there, and you did it as many times as it
took to get it done. Now, we get to use your skills for higher achievements, with results appearing as soon as the next hour or less... of YOUR life.
Just get the recipe correct. Like a corrected map or blueprint of your home,
we work backwards, live forwards. You would not bake a cake without a specific, QUANTIFIED recipe. You would not dream of driving to another city without a map. You would not consider building a house without a blueprint. How could you possibly
think of treating your life as something not worthy of building, rather than just taking as it comes?
What is the most common factor here that you can to your immediate and long-term and repeat advantage?
Put yourself into the mindset of masters and millionaires. Invest a few minutes or even half a minute pretending that you already are counted among your generation's masters and millionaires. You're likely to impress at least yourself with what you are capable of producing within your mind.
When you think as masters and millionaires do, it means you are persistently looking for your greatest shortcuts, or better yet, the greatest shortcuts of the masters and millionaires who came before you.
Think as masters and millionaires do, and you will produce at least similar if not identical ideas and shortcuts and plans.... which is a powerful, encouraging, and certainly a promising way to duplicate or near-duplicate their most productive results.
When you put on your "masters and millionaires" shoes to walk a mile in the shoes of people who are yielding the results you desire and aim for, the most common trait of weddings and graduations and architectural blueprints that work out nicely... you tend to produce better results. Even people who have traditionally and habitually scored low on life's primary assays suddenly, and, often, dramatically outperform all prior expectations.
Map to a geographical location? Blueprint for a house or other building? A well-made cake? What is the commonality?BR>
They are written, and we are able to take measure of them by QUANTIFIABLE smaller steps.
Period. 45,000 pages of research are crunched into 2100 pages. Quantifiable. Enough material for ten books. When you ask better questions, you persistently get better answers, whether you're asking the question of yourself, or someone else. It works. Use
- Precisely (meaning precisely) what do I want?
- What five smaller pieces can I break this
- Who can I ask for help?
- What first measurable step can I take in the next five days?