Success in Three Minutes a Day… How To Stay Focused

Some of the most popular and famous self-help books are the ones that are short, simple and concise. Take James Allens’ classic book, “As a Man Thinketh.”  is powerful and insightful. Benjamin Franklin is remembered for his exercise around living 13 Core Values; the first ever self-help exercise.

Another short classic is a wonderful little book called, “It Works,” by RHJ. The Success Solution presented in the book is also simple, powerful and effective.

One of the greatest challenges any Executive or Entrepreneur faces when it comes to achieving goals is being focused. This process is designed to help you stay focused on achieving what you want in life and business.

 

Here are the simple steps. So, if you are ready, grab a clean journal and proceed.

1-  Write down everything you sincerely, earnestly and truthfully desire in your business and life. It is OK to have it shift from day to day or week to week as you work on figuring out what those items are. Have them be as specific as possible; use the SMART format when writing them.

2-  Go through the list at least three times a day: morning, noon and night

3-  Feel free to rewrite you list from time to time, rearrange and reprioritize it. Add and delete items as necessary. When your fears and doubts pop up in your mind, just pull out your list and reread it.

4-  Take action and don’t tell anyone what’s on your list.

5-  When items on your list start to appear, be sure and give a HUGE “THANK YOU” for them coming to fruition. Gratitude is important because it leads to true happiness in life.

6-  Repeat!

One final note, be sure that what you want will only bring on positive consequences. Remember that everything you put on the list will have both an upside and a downside that comes with it. It has to be good for you to have and also good for all of those around you.  Start with small items on your list and work your way up to the larger ones.

This simple exercise will test you to your limit because it is really an exercise in consistent, long term focus. I have to keep remembering to review, rewrite and update my list. It is fun and challenging, which means like most things that are worthwhile in life, the results will be amazing.

I would love to hear of your successes below and welcome your comments below!

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3 replies
  1. Chuck Morrison
    Chuck Morrison says:

    Great post, as always, James!

    One of my personal favorite books. Thought I’d share my own personal notes from this classic to compliment your steps:

    1) Don’t be a thoughtless wisher
    2) Know what you want
    3) Train your mind to decide definitely upon the things or conditions you desire
    4) Like a radio – tune into a specific frequency – and get a perfect result
    5) The power within you – God – brings all your desires to pass
    6) Don’t merely wish for something – give real, sincere thought to actually possessing your desires
    7) Write down all the things you want in order of their importance
    8) Read the list of what you want 3 times per day (morning, noon, and night)
    9) Think of what you want as often as possible
    10) Do not talk to anyone about your plan except to the Great Power within you which will unfold to your Objective Mind the method of accomplishment
    11) You must know positively, and in detail, WHAT you want, and WHEN you want it.
    12) Accept your accomplishments with gratitude, appreciation and happiness knowing you are working with a process that works 10 times out of 10.

    Integrity = James Murphy!

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