Apparently, the average UK adult spends 26 hours a week watching television. I’m not against watching TV but I know there will be people in the UK saying ‘I wish I could learn how to play the piano, but I just don’t have time’. But here is where they are wrong - they do have the time, they just choose to spend it watching TV.
I often give this analogy when people ask me what the secret to sales success is, and I conclude with - you need to find the time for success. Yet the reality is often, ‘I need more time’.
First of all, there is no more time. Low and high achievers all get 24 hours a day. Secondly, yes there isn’t enough time to do everything, which is why you need to learn to prioritise effectively and be aware of which actions will enable you to develop a plan and ultimately achieve your goals.
There are two easy steps to help you overcome this. Step one is to set your goals - whether this is to sell three times more than you did last year, become a managing director even run a marathon – anything is possible if you know what you’re striving towards. This seems like a simple solution but many people make the common mistake of not setting goals and wonder why they fail.
Step two is to simply develop a plan, because it will help drive your motivation and you’ll succeed as a result.
High achievers have clearly defined targets and plan their time to achieve this. You can’t create more time but you can control your environment, your procedures, your habits, and only you can allocate the right amount of time to reach your goals. It’s your life, your future, and your time for success.
So if you find yourself thinking or saying, ‘I don’t have time’, ask yourself what you are doing or about to do which is taking you away from your goals?
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*Source: www.thinkbox.tv (2014)
As author, publisher, trainer and motivational speaker, I have trained over 10,000 people and inspired professionals across the UK, USA and the Far East. Working as a Training Consultant to many of…
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