For the past couple of weeks, I have been finding myself continually succumbing to the tendency to allow myself to engage in activities that have not been productive as far as my online work is concerned. I have found myself spending a lot of time playing a WWII aviation video game that I like and looking back, I know I could have gotten so much more done with regards to achieving my online business goals.
I was lucky enough to stumble across an article written by another blogger that I know where he makes reference to a book that I read a couple of years ago titled “Outwitting The Devil” by Napoleon Hill. In Hill’s book, mention is given to a mental state known as “drifting.” A person who is drifting is one who finds themselves going throughout their lives with a lack of focus, direction and purpose. Now I am not going to go into too much detail about this book but I would definitely put it on every entrepreneurs “must-read” list. The whole precept behind this book is nothing short of fascinating.
What benefited me most from reading this blog post was up until then, I was not aware of what I was experiencing except that I knew I was certainly suffering from something that was cluttering up my brainwaves. But after reading this reference to “drifting” I knew right then and there what I was going through. With this new awareness being suddenly bestowed upon me, I immediately set on a course to realign my thoughts and behaviors so that I would set out upon a more productive path. One thing that I make sure I do with more regularity is to write a list of what it is I wish to achieve and then put myself to task to get those things done. As a result, time is spent more efficiently and results are more likely to come to fruition.
I also read another great post written by the great blogger John Chow titled “100 Ways Rich People Think Differently.” In his post the author gives 100 (yes one-zero-zero) examples of beliefs and attitudes that rich people have in their lives with regards to their dealings with money. One of my favorites on the list alludes to instead of money being the root of all evil is that poverty is the root of all evil. This list is just another example of how people are ultimately responsible for the reality that they create for themselves.
This two articles gave me a good reevaluation of how a person can make sure they stay on track and how to be aware of what is taking place in the event they find themselves milling about aimlessly. So if you find yourself at that mental stumbling block and aren’t getting much done as a result, you may very well be drifting so snap out of it and get back on track!
Here’s to you “Making It Happen!”