On achievement and personal success

This is a multi-billion industry.

Millions of books and hundreds of millions of websites.

I have read on this topic extensively.

I have thought about it.

And here is my summary:

  1. Have an idea/mission/goal
  2. Break that down into actionable activities
  3. Do it
  4. Repeat.

That’s it.

You can continue to spend money and time on it and continue to follow as many gurus as you like. They may come up with more memorable one-liners. The timing of their message may be better; i.e. you may be more ready to hear their message later rather than now.

You may believe them more because they tell you they are richer and they have done it.

But they can’t teach you anything else.

There is a big difference between knowing something and doing something. If you know what you have to do and you don’t do it, you don’t really know. You have heard it, read it and understand it. But you don’t really know.

There is nothing more to know than these simple steps. And nobody can sell you a secret recipe or an action plan because there are no secrets.

Self-help gurus sell you the ‘illusion of action’ when you buy into their 12-step program. But that particular action is not going to take you towards your goal.

Only your own actions, directed towards your own goal will.

And that is entirely up to you.

Knowing it is not really knowing it- until you actually do it.

So what are you going to do about that?
Now?

Click ‘back’? Surf some more? Read another blog? Think about it?

Yeah. Good luck anyway.