Yesterday marked the final page of a chapter, and today is the first of a new one.
For those of you who think that the clock starts all over each year, you’re wrong.
The clock doesn’t reset, it merely continues, so if you are not compounding wins and learning through the years you will never experience the growth others do year-after-year.
My successes and failures over the past 20 years have each come as a result of compounding knowledge.
Even my 7-Figure Entrepreneur Curriculum came from my ability to continuously add value on top of what I learned until it became my best work yet.
Success is not a one-time event, it is the collective effort of your past years of work, your ability to see beyond the calendar marks and the resolve to only make crucial decisions that will get you one step closer to your goals.
Now that 2019 is here and everyone wants to know how to succeed and what they need to do, I thought I’d share the one most important lesson for those looking to gain an edge in the new year.
I don’t offer resolutions because I have never believed in them.
I continue to hold the opinion that if someone needs a calendar date to dictate their behavior, they are yet to understand any of the concepts I share in Third Circle Theory.
So if you want to win this year, correct this simple mental block:
Don’t exaggerate your failures.
Imagine you are calling restaurants to make dinner reservations.
All of them are booked because you waited till the very last minute to call.
You may call 3 or 6 restaurants and all will say “we don’t have any tables available” at which point you’ll turn to your partner and say, “everyone is booked!”
This is a simple illustration of the exaggeration of a failure.
The reality is there are more than 6 restaurants in the world, town or state you live in, but by exaggerating the failure, you give yourself the escape of trying further.
Instead of giving up, call new places, new areas, travel outside your comfort zone maybe an hour or two away, call hundreds of places if you have to, offer a $100 tip and compensate for your mistake of waiting till the last minute by making sure you still get what you need.
Most people spend so much time failing, but those who really fail are the ones that justify their failures rather than instantly correct them.
The worst thing you can do in life is doing the minimum possible and waiting in hopes that time will correct your mistakes.
So in 2019 don’t exaggerate your failures, don’t exaggerate how minimal your efforts were and instead train your mind to achieve even the smallest of tasks only to ensure you build even more confidence towards those bigger goals.
Imagine if you can’t be resourceful enough to get the reservations you need, how will you ever be when you need to build the business you want?
Start 2019 with the right mindset and attitude.