This is Segal’s Law.
A man with one watch always knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.
What does it mean?
It means that when a person pursues more than one goal or aim, he rarely achieves either.
One’s efforts become too dissipated and he rarely (or never) allows himself to focus on just one thing.
All of us have talents and skills, wants and needs, goals and desires. That is normal that is what makes us a human being.
If you look at those who achieve and attain, you will notice a startling thing: those who attain massive success, achieve that success in one specific thing.
Bill Gates achieved his success in the computer industry.
Rush Limbaugh attained money and fame through radio.
Tiger Woods mastered the game of golf.
These people — and others like them — took one thing and ran with it.
They ran with it until they achieved all of their goals.
Most of us fritter our time and talents by leaping from one toad stool to another. We never settle on any one. We jump around like lost frogs looking for the next fly to eat.
The smart frog, on the other hand, finds his place and lets the flies come to him. And come they do!
It has been postulated that it takes ten years of doing something before any kind of success or mastery is to be attained. A person will study karate for ten years before he attains the much-vaunted black belt. Microsoft went public as a company in 1986, but not until the later half of the 90s did Microsoft become a household name.
It takes time and patience and persistence — and more than a little perspiration — to achieve a goal.
What many find the most difficult, though, is finding just that one thing to do.
Some of the greats found their passion early: Tiger Woods, Ludwig Von Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,and others like them began studying their crafts while exceptionally young.
You don’t have to begin early, though.
Albert Einstein was 26 when he published his Special Theory of Relativity. Babe Ruth was older when he became the home run king. Many CEOs and executives work many years through the ranks before they begin to see the fruits of their labors.
In other words, age is rarely of consequence.
The hardest battle you will fight is deciding what your one thing is!
Take the time to discover what it is exactly you want to do.
The Master Key Workbook can assist you with that “great battle”. It’s a step-by-step guide to discovering what is important to you and how to form a plan to attain it.
Most people have found that once they decide definitively on something, whether that goal be tangible or intangible, it is often times easier to achieve than they thought it would be when they were merely musing and day dreaming.
A person merely “wanting a job” will often find it difficult to obtain a desirable position. The person who declares “I want to be an engineer!” will practically have their path laid out for them.
A person who merely wants “somebody” in his life will more than likely by mired in bad relationship after bad relationship. The person who takes the time to define exactly what they would like in another person will eventually find that person and enjoy a sublime happiness.
You who would like to own a prosperous business must take the time to decide what you want to trade. Once you have that, you can then form your plan. And then you implement. And then you persevere. And then you prosper. If you jump from one plan to another or one industry to another with no good reason, though, then you will never gain the traction you need that will propel you to success.
- Visualization is the process of making mental images, and the image is the mold or model which will serve as a pattern from which your future will emerge.
- Make the pattern clear, and make it beautiful; do not be afraid – make it grand. Remember that no limitation can be placed upon you by any one but yourself; you are not limited as to cost or material; draw on the In?nite for your supply, construct it in your imagination; it will have to be there before it will ever appear anywhere else.
- Make the image clear and clean-cut, hold it firmly in the mind and you will gradually and constantly bring the thing nearer to you. You can be what “you will to be.”
Decide! Decide! Decide!
Find that one thing and pursue it with every fibre of your being!
Don’t relent and never surrender.
Time is running short.
Run with your dream or else your dream will run beyond your reach.
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