I use these two truths every day of my life, and I recommend them to you too. The two together are so very powerful.

Truth #1: When you pay attention to something, put energy into that something you will move in that direction.  

Truth #2: Newton's First Law. An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion.  


Here's an example: When in training, beginning race car drivers tend to focus on NOT hitting the wall. And guess what happens? They hit the wall because they’re focused on the wall (even in a “don’t go there” sense). But if they ignore the wall and focus on making the turn guess what happens? They make the turn (sans wall).

Same principle applies to pilots flying from here to there. True statistic:  How much of the time is an airplane off course?  Most people guess numbers like 3% or 10%. Actually, they are off course over 95% of the time. They get there by course-correcting as they go along.  

These two truths work for everyone in every situation. Focus on what you want (not what you don't want) and get yourself in motion. Then, course correct as needed. You know, set some goals (the focus), get working on them (the motion). You WILL make mistakes. You will get off course. Remember that nothing is written in stone, you can always change what isn't working.

Stop saying things like "I don't know what I'm doing." "I'll never get there." “I’m a starving startup.” "I'm a starving artist." Guess what?  Poof!  You won't know, you'll never get there, and you'll starve. Say it long enough, focus on it long enough and you’ll get your wish. Seriously.

Focus on where you want to end up, think about it, write it down, talk about it, visualize it, expect it. Get r-e-a-l-l-y familiar with it. Marinate in it.

Try it, give it some time, see if this works for you!

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AuthorRobin Sagara
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