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Doing These 7 Things Can Make You Unstoppable In Life

Doing These 7 Things Can Make You Unstoppable In Life

Humans are social beings. Being so, we tend to compare ourselves with others especially about status in life and about wealth or success. Usually, when we see that we’re lagging behind, we lose motivation and confidence. Don’t allow this to happen.

These are things you can do to turn yourself into an unstoppable force:

1. Don’t think—just discern and act

Instead of analyzing and over thinking, make a step, take deliberate actions. Since you’re well attuned to your senses, and you have absolute trust in yourself, use your instincts, do what feels right. Let me quote Oprah in connection to this: “Every right decision I have ever made has come from my gut. Every wrong decision I’ve made was the result of me not listening to the greater voice of myself.”[1]

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Right at the moment you start analyzing, you’ve lost the battle. Using logic will pull you out of the zone.

2. Don’t be motivated by money or anything external

Having high-end gadgets, classy clothes, and expensive cars is nice, but, for truly successful people like you, it’s never been about the moola, status, or anything external. Take away all those and you’ll still be happy and successful. You’ll still have the drive to push yourself to the limit in order to reach your personal goals. Having these external things won’t make you self-destruct like many others, either.

3. Never be satisfied

For you, contentment is hard to find, even after achieving a goal. Actually, it’s not about the goal at all; it’s about the climb. To you, the real question is—how far can you push yourself?

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Some will say you’re ungrateful! Absolutely not. The truth is—because of the things you have achieved, you’re humbled and grateful. This is why you’ll never be lukewarm or lazy. You’ll always be hot for success.

Jim Rohn said, “the way to enjoy life best is to wrap up one goal and start right on the next one. Don’t linger too long at the table of success, the only way to enjoy another meal is to get hungry.”[2]

4. Be true to yourself

Studies show 70 percent of US employees[3] hate their jobs and only one out of three Americans interviewed said they were happy.[4] Unstoppable people throw away everything they hate from their life.

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Gain self-respect and confidence in order to live life the way you want to live it. If something is wrong in your life, change it right away!

5. Don’t be afraid of the consequences of failure

Most people choose to stay close to the ground. Why? It’s safe to remain there. If they fall, it won’t hurt that bad. However, you choose to fly high. Just one fall may kill you. Just one miss and everything stops. You’re fine with that. You view this world in a different way after all. In your radical view, there’s no ceiling; there’s no floor. You say it’s all in the mind. If something goes wrong — if you fail — you make adjustments, dust off yourself, stand up, and keep going.

6. Keep learning

Regular folks chase entertainment. Phenomenal people pursue education and learning. You can’t stop learning when you desire to be the best. You’re compelled to improve continuously. You keep honing your skills and adding to your knowledge.

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Your key is preparation. It gives you power. You paid the bill nobody else wants to pay.

7. Be in control always

Unlike the masses who depend on substances or other factors outside of them, you’re in command of what you take in, how you use time, and how much time you spend in the zone.

You don’t act based on impulse, you rely on your instincts. You do things because you like to, not because you’re obliged to.

Implement these tips, and see how you transform into a dynamo that keeps running and running.

Featured photo credit: Aidan Meyer via unsplash.com

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Last Updated on October 15, 2019

Is Procrastination Bad? The Truth About Procrastination Revealed

Is Procrastination Bad? The Truth About Procrastination Revealed

Procrastination is very literally the opposite of productivity. To produce something is to pull it forward, while to procrastinate is to push it forward — to tomorrow, to next week, or ultimately to never.

Procrastination fills us with shame — we curse ourselves for our laziness, our inability to focus on the task at hand, our tendency to be easily led into easier and more immediate gratifications. And with good reason: for the most part, time spent procrastinating is time spent not doing things that are, in some way or other, important to us.

There is a positive side to procrastination, but it’s important not to confuse procrastination at its best with everyday garden-variety procrastination.

Sometimes — sometimes! — procrastination gives us the time we need to sort through a thorny issue or to generate ideas. In those rare instances, we should embrace procrastination — even as we push it away the rest of the time.

Why we procrastinate after all

We procrastinate for a number of reasons, some better than others. One reason we procrastinate is that, while we know what we want to do, we need time to let the ideas “ferment” before we are ready to sit down and put them into action.

Some might call this “creative faffing”; I call it, following copywriter Ray Del Savio’s lead, “concepting”.[1]

Whatever you choose to call it, it’s the time spent dreaming up what you want to say or do, weighing ideas in your mind, following false leads and tearing off on mental wild goose chases, and generally thinking things through.

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To the outside observer, concepting looks like… well, like nothing much at all. Maybe you’re leaning back in your chair, feet up, staring at the wall or ceiling, or laying in bed apparently dozing, or looking out over the skyline or feeding pigeons in the park or fiddling with the Japanese vinyl toys that stand watch over your desk.

If ideas are the lifeblood of your work, you have to make time for concepting, and you have to overcome the sensation— often overpowering in our work-obsessed culture — that faffing, however creative, is not work.

So, is procrastination bad?

Yes it is.

Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you’re “concepting” when in fact you’re just not sure what you’re supposed to be doing.

Spending an hour staring at the wall while thinking up the perfect tagline for a marketing campaign is creative faffing; staring at the wall for an hour because you don’t know how to come up with a tagline, or don’t know the product you’re marketing well enough to come up with one, is just wasting time.

Lack of definition is perhaps the biggest friend of your procrastination demons. When we’re not sure what to do — whether because we haven’t planned thoroughly enough, we haven’t specified the scope of what we hope to accomplish in the immediate present, or we lack important information, skills, or resources to get the job done.

It’s easy to get distracted or to trick ourselves into spinning our wheels doing nothing. It takes our mind off the uncomfortable sensation of failing to make progress on something important.

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The answer to this is in planning and scheduling. Rather than giving yourself an unspecified length of time to perform an unspecified task (“Let’s see, I guess I’ll work on that spreadsheet for a while”) give yourself a limited amount of time to work on a clearly defined task (“Now I’ll enter the figures from last months sales report into the spreadsheet for an hour”).

Giving yourself a deadline, even an artificial one, helps build a sense of urgency and also offers the promise of time to “screw around” later, once more important things are done.

For larger projects, planning plays a huge role in whether or not you’ll spend too much time procrastinating to reach the end reasonably quickly.

A good plan not only lists the steps you have to take to reach the end, but takes into account the resources, knowledge and inputs from other people you’re going to need to perform those steps.

Instead of futzing around doing nothing because you don’t have last month’s sales report, getting the report should be a step in the project.

Otherwise, you’ll spend time cooling your heels, justifying your lack of action as necessary: you aren’t wasting time because you want to, but because you have to.

How bad procrastination can be

Our mind can often trick us into procrastinating, often to the point that we don’t realize we’re procrastinating at all.

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After all, we have lots and lots of things to do; if we’re working on something, aren’t we being productive – even if the one big thing we need to work on doesn’t get done?

One way this plays out is that we scan our to-do list, skipping over the big challenging projects in favor of the short, easy projects. At the end of the day, we feel very productive: we’ve crossed twelve things off our list!

That big project we didn’t work on gets put onto the next day’s list, and when the same thing happens, it gets moved forward again. And again.

Big tasks often present us with the problem above – we aren’t sure what to do exactly, so we look for other ways to occupy ourselves.

In many cases too, big tasks aren’t really tasks at all; they’re aggregates of many smaller tasks. If something’s sitting on your list for a long time, each day getting skipped over in favor of more immediately doable tasks, it’s probably not very well thought out.

You’re actively resisting it because you don’t really know what it is. Try to break it down into a set of small tasks, something more like the tasks you are doing in place of the one big task you aren’t doing.

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Procrastination, a technical failure

Procrastination is, more often than not, a sign of a technical failure, not a moral failure.

It’s not because we’re bad people that we procrastinate. Most times, procrastination serves as a symptom of something more fundamentally wrong with the tasks we’ve set ourselves.

It’s important to keep an eye on our procrastinating tendencies, to ask ourselves whenever we notice ourselves pushing things forward what it is about the task we’ve set ourselves that simply isn’t working for us.

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