I should have said "more on losing focus", because I think I've written about this before many times.
But something that is oft ignored in terms of success, even when you talk to DOERS - real doers - and especially by the shamians that strut around claiming to be self help experts advocating "meeeeeeeeeeeeee time" and "feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel good advice" (and let me tell you, if it feels good, youre probably not even halfway, or even one step along the road to real lasting success - not permanently at least) ...is this.
What to do AFTER the success.
Now, different people have different definitions of success.
Different goals dictate this too.
When I was focused on getting into the best shape of my life, my friend, the compliments came in thick and fast.
(and sure, I'd get called all the above before too, but now x 100).
My students would literally marvel at the overnight weight loss.
Girls would flock to me - even more so than before (while that might sound like Tom Tomming - it is i, but it's also TRUE)
And I'd just keep getting in pinker of health so to speak. Lifelong injuries vanished - without a trace - never to return.
Lifelong health problems disappeared without phat phock docs telling me "dont go swimming".
And so forth ...
It would have been easy for me to lose focus and turn into a phat phock.
Neither did I lose focus on several other goals I had.
But lifewise, I've been guilty of this on more than one occasion.
Reach the summit - pause to "rest and relax and enjoy it" - but then end up sliding down, because the enjoyment stretched out for a bit too long.
Business wise, there are reasons this is happened to me.
In 2019, for one, I didnt devote near as much time to my writing as I should have - and the results showed.
I was going through a tough phase in 2018, of course, that I've written about, and when I finally resolved it, I wanted to take time off to "savor my success".
Perfectly understandable, and in my case I didnt really take time off. I was focusing on the wrong biz.
But I was also taking time offf, and not hitting it as hard as I should be on this one - or as I am now.
Right now, I keep pushing myself to remember one thing.
Conquer one summit - then move to the NEXT.
The minute you're idle, my friend, or dont have a goal is the minute success, as Claude Bristol rightly said in the Magic of Believing "grows wings and flies away".
It is indeed a fickle beast - many waiting to enjoy it!
True, if you're a billionaire, you could probably focus on enjoying life more once you get there, but beware - those stories hear of overnight crashes, fortunes coming tumbling down - all very true!
Look at the real doers, Jeff Bezos for one - they dont stop!
They understand that achieving one goal is cause for self congratulation, but also time to reflect and know that "the real work lies ahead".
Bezos correctly emphasizes the day one culture at Amazon.
The results show.
Pity Google and most other biggies don't follow Amazon's example, but then again, thats why Amazon is pretty much the only conglomerate out there quietly growing - and how - while the rest stagnate.
Sheer biz genius, superb customer service at the end of the day and then some.
An obsession with the customer, as Bezos puts it.
That, my friend, is something YOU need to be aware of.
Fitness wise, if you're planning 100 fingertip pushups at a go, for instance.
Tough goal, eh.
Might sound undoable for you.
But when you do get there, and you can if you do the thing , you probably wouldn't want to bask in the sunshine for too long, and pat yourself on th eback for too long - because if you do, that ability will fly away as quickly, or perhaps much quicker as you GOT IT.
Muscle memory notwithstanding.
Thats just an example, of course.
Key thing - think in advance.
Always plan your life - fitness wise, or otherwise - out by a few years.
Have goals - then have goals.
Focus on one - but keep the rest in mind too as you do so.
And you'll do just fine!
It's one of the principles not directly, but indirectly mentioned in damn near EVERY Commandments in the 10 Commandments of Physical Training and Success in the 0 Excuses Fitness System, and lifewise, in all my motivational books and courses.
And rightly so ...
Think about it - how does it apply to you?
Let me know!
I'm out - back soon.