The Key To Success Is Avoiding Distractions, By Michael Baisden
You want to know what the hardest part about being successful is, consistency! The same applies to having a successful relationship, raising children, and being good at your job. The majority of people start the race, but they can’t maintain. They either slack off or quit. A lack of consistency will cause your customers to lose faith and take their business elsewhere. I pride myself on being consistent, even with these commentaries and my Facebook posts.
The key to consistency is to avoid distractions. As an author of 7 books, all of which are over 300 pages, you must have focus and discipline to get from writing the first sentence to “The End” And let me tell you, it’s not easy! And that goes for any project, first, you have to envision it, focus on it, and then execute! None of that is possible without ridding yourself of anything and anybody who is distracting you.
Once you have achieved a degree of success through consistency and focus, the next lesson is to delay gratification. That means don’t be an idiot and start blowing your money just because it’s in the bank. Be smart, don’t splurge with your first big contract, do it with the third. And here’s why the first big payday goes to reinvesting into the business. The second is for investment into assets such as a 401k, stocks, and maybe a modest home. Too often we get big-headed when we come into money and blow it on non-sense before we are established. Remember, if it’s on your ass, it’s not an asset.
And lastly, success is also measured by your friendships and associations. If your circle doesn’t include people who are richer than you, smarter than you, and better traveled than you, you are in the wrong group! You can’t progress without progressive people in your inner circle. Trust me, being the one with all the resources and always picking up the tab gets old real quick!
So, what are your keys to success? ~ Michael Baisden
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