07 Dec The Finishing Touch
The Finishing Touch
December 7, 2018
What a great time to be alive.
The smartphone in our pocket is a million times more powerful than all the computers NASA had at its disposal when we first landed on the moon.
We can do anything.
And, yet, we’re getting more and more depressed.
Why is that?
How come we feel so lost and unsuccessful?
The answer is confidence.
We’re not depressed if we’re confident. Why be sad about the future when we know we can make our future fantastic?
We’re not unsuccessful if we’re confident. How can we fail when we know we can succeed? And even if we do fail, we know it’s only temporary because we’re that good.
We’re not fearful if we’re confident. Why wouldn’t we get that raise? We’re doing a great job.
Confidence is the key.
But it’s one thing to say it and another thing to have it.
How do we become more confident?
We could fake it until we make it. That method works.
But sometimes we are too sad to try to fake it. Or too embarrassed.
We could set big goals or do a vision board or do affirmations. There many people who’ve tasted success doing those things.
But sometimes goal-setting turns into daydreaming (dreams with no action), and it’s depressing when nothing good happens.
Is there anything else?
Just finish what you start.
Habitually. Obsessively. All day long.
If you say you’re going to work for an hour, put your phone in the basement and finish that hour like you said you would.
If you say you’re going to call at 4:00, call at 4:00. Not 4:01. Not 4:15. Not early the next day. Finish the promise and call at 4.
If you say you’re walking 10,000 steps today, walk the steps. No excuses about the weather or being tired or being busy. Don’t stop until you see the number.
If we do this over and over, confidence is guaranteed.
Our subconscious is always watching. If it starts seeing how reliable we are, even in the littlest thing, it will reward us with elevated self-esteem.
We’ll carry ourselves with confidence, and everyone will want to be around us. Who doesn’t want to be around someone who always comes through, even with the littlest thing?
The key to guaranteed success is simple.
Just finish the game.
My book is called The Inevitability of Becoming Rich, and you can find that here.