This is a ridiculously short post.
It is ridiculously short because “simple” works. Every time. Period.
Why? When too much information is presented, your brain shuts down input channels. It lets in the biggest, or the loudest, or the most dangerous one and tunes the others out.
Between friends, family, and social media, there are tons of signs about what you should do, in every direction you turn. And you tune it out. “Honestly..” you might think.. “where do I even start?”
There is a great article in Venture Beat News titled How the tech elite teach Stanford students to start billion-dollar companies (in 11 quotes). I didn’t get 1/4 of the way through it before I was brimming with ideas about how to apply it to motivation, weight loss, and exercise.
Start-ups are trying to change the world. Some of them do. It just makes sense to take advice from guys who have created billion-dollar companies from scratch, and then apply it to our lives. Here is what they say –
“Most of us are not suffering a lack of information, but a lack of application.” – Troy Styers on my Twitter timeline this morning
You know what I’m talking about, don’t you?
Let’s face the facts… you have all the information you need about making things better in your life, but you can’t seem to get started.
The conversation in your head sounds like this (I know bc I have had the same ones) –
I need to start getting up earlier
I need to start going to the gym
I need to start being more productive at work
I need to start standing up for myself and being more assertive
I need to start…
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My teenager was talking to me about his next few years of high school & college last night. At the end of our conversation – out of the blue – he said, “Dad, next I’m going to write all this down. If I’ve learned one thing from watching you, it’s to write down my goals.”
I get a little misty-eyed just writing about it. We all want our children to look up to us, and I’m no different. But this one – man oh man!
Why did he say that?
It could be because he has seen me make lists of crazy things I wanted to do… and then bang-bang-bang – cross them off. He has seen big changes materialize in our life, like somehow those tattered yellow pages are scattered with fairy dust.