Many people think that becoming successful can only be achieved through a top secret formula and that this formula is only available to a limited number of people. The only part of this statement that is true is the one saying that success is achieved through a formula. I will discuss a small, but extremely important, part of the success formula here.
Everyone can be successful, but no one is willing to do enough in order to achieve success. David Brinkley once said that a successful man is the one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
The first and most important thing into becoming a successful person is to have a clearly defined goal. Without a goal, you are like a ship sailing without a destination port.
So, if you have a clearly defined goal, you are good to go. Now comes the tricky part.
A study conducted by George Miller in 1956 showed that human beings are capable of only retaining 7 clusters of memory at a time. It means that you can only have a maximum of 7 things in your mind at a time. James Borg, who wrote Mind Power, says that people generally have between 60-80,000 thoughts per day. Some of these thoughts are conscious, while others are unconscious.
What can you do if you have so many thoughts and can only hold 7 of them at a time?
It is simple. Write them down!
Out of that huge amount of thoughts your mind expresses each day, there are very high chances that many of these thoughts are positive and can bring something good in your life. But, as they come, as they go!
There are countless of stories of successful people who accomplished their most desired dreams by writing down all their good ideas and thoughts. Some of them are Karl Albrecht, the founder of Aldi and the #18 richest man in the world with a net worth of $26 billion, and Brian Tracy, the self-development guru. Here’s a very short and specific video of Brian Tracy telling you how the most successful managers are able to be excellent multi-taskers:
Simple as 1,2,3…
Now, here is a simple strategy on how to become more productive and achieve all your goals:
1. Make a “to do list” on what you plan on doing tomorrow, this month, or this year. 2. Set priorities for the most important tasks to be achieved first, while the less important to be achieved last. 3. Every time a great idea or thought comes through your mind, do not wait and write it down quickly.
If you follow these 3 easy steps, you will become more powerful and more productive. As you go along the way, you will realize that this great power was always there, but you never thought of harnessing it.
To support the power of writing down goals and ideas, I want to tell you that whenever you do so, your mind puts a sense of urgency and it starts brainstorming on all possible solutions to get those tasks or ideas done.