Yesterday, on a cloudy afternoon here in Singapore, I was on Facebook, talking for the first time with the #1 person I have always looked up to in the Internet Marketing niche, Lee Murray.
I was just looking to know more about this awesome guy, and be around him, because, hey, you gotta be around people who you want to be like, right?
Within, like uh.. , 30 minutes of chatting, and some fun word-game, I’ve probably logged out of Facebook with more value than I can handle in 100 baskets…
Well, I’m a poor multi-tasker, for one. But no, it not just that.
It’s because he asked me to watch this video by the late Jim Rohn, an extraordinary motivational speaker. This video taught me in 3 hours (out of 4 hours) more than I can learn in 4 years.
Conclusion? You’d be foolish not to watch this video.
If you can stay in this page for 4 hours, and watch the entire seminar recording, you would be doing your own life a lifetime’s favor, my friend, because it will change your life.
NOW IT’S MY TURN.
I’m trying my best to implement what I learn, so please let me share with you the life lessons I learned from this video, as well as my personal response and reflection of it.
1. Your Life is a Reflection of How You Think.
Your future is a result of what you do today, and your present is a result of what you did yesterday. Our whole life is a result of what we do.
Then consider this statement.
Human beings are thinking creatures, and we think, therefore we are. That’s why we are called the Homo sapiens, the Wise Man. Our action is a direct reflection of what we do. And, because what we do shapes our lives, it’s can be said (through simple deduction) that our life is a reflection of how we think.
What does that tell you?
If you want a prosperous life, think prosperously. Unless you want to live a broke life, don’t think like a broke man.
Because how you think will affect your life, my friend.
Here’s what you should do:
Change your life philosophy. Nourish yourself with virtue, wisdom and knowledge, whether it is through books, songs, lyrics, articles, magazines.. whatever. You need to shape your own philosophy so that you are equipped to live a successful life.
2. Your Life is Shaped by How You Feel About Things
How do you feel about your past?
If you feel full of yourself because of your past achievements, your attitude is wrong. If you can’t get out of your shit hole of self-blaming and self-pity, your attitude is wrong.
Your past is simply a lesson to be learned for today.
How do you feel about your future?
If you’re overconfident about your future, your attitude is wrong. If you’re cynical, or pessimistic, your attitude is wrong.
Your future should be a goal for you to work towards to.
How do you feel about everyone else around you?
This is an important issue especially if you’re a marketer. You might not like some people who are around you, but think about your target audience for a second. Chances are, there are people in this group that you might not like, too. But as a marketer, you don’t get to pick who you help and who you don’t help.
If you want to be a marketer that everybody respect, you gotta be a person who is willing to help anybody, even those that you don’t like.
How do you feel about yourself?
The reason why I like Lee Murray so much is that he was once broke, to the point he was living on the street, like literally. Yet now, he is earning 6 figure income working from home.
Ain’t that badass?
The biggest reason that he succeeded in this IM space is because he never gave up on what he knew he was able to achieve.
His family was mocking him; his wife left him; his peers were ridiculing him for trying to ‘get rich online‘. Do you think you can still continue under that pressure? It’s seriously hard to imagine that one could still stand strong, but here you had Lee, fighting with all his might, believing in his potential.
If someone like that can become so successful, the question is why can’t we? Or are we just making too much excuse, because it’s way more comfortable to say that “it’s because it’s Lee; I’m not Lee”?
Oh, come on!
3. Your Life is Determined by What You Do
Jim Rohn said,
The best time to take action is when the idea is hot, and the emotion is strong.
Seriously, that couldn’t be truer. A lot of times, we found ourselves to procrastinate on ideas that might have changed our lives, but we decided that we can just do it later.
And, when we got back to the idea, the emotion is gone, and much less the freshness of the idea. When that happens, we usually don’t have the energy to do it anymore.
Sure enough, this has become a habit for so many people. That’s why you see so many unsuccessful people around you.
If you want to be successful, you gotta do differently than those people who are not successful. Learn to take action immediately while your intent is still burning.
4. Your Life Should Be An Endless Reflection of Your Results
Jim also said,
Make measurable progress in reasonable amount of time.
A lot of times I find myself setting up goals that are beyond my reach. As a result, I get overwhelmed by the goal before I even get started. And then, I give up, because there is no way I can reach the ridiculous goal that I’ve set up for myself.
Some of you might have done the same thing in the past.
But now I realize that results can sometimes come in the form of temporary failure. You might have to fail several times in order to succeed. What’s important is that we have to assess our results again and again. To learn from our past, and to set reasonable goals from the lesson.
Years down the road, the lessons that we have taken from setting these goals, and countless of trials and errors would be tremendously valuable. They become experience and wisdom that set us ahead of others who aren’t willing to face the result of their goals and to learn from it.
5. Your Life is a Result of Your Habit
Repetition is the mother of learning.
When you learn a new skill, it’s all about making it into a discipline through endless repetition. Rinse and repeat.
It seriously doesn’t get easier to explain than this:
If you manage to create a success once, how hard it is to do it twice? If you manage to do it twice how hard it is to do it thrice?
If you manage to do it 50 times, how hard it is to do it the 51st time?
6 years of such daily repetition, what kind of success would you be having, my friend?
Well, as they say, the sky is the limit!
I hope you find this post to be useful, my friend, especially the seminar recording. Anyway, if you can’t watch it in one go, please bookmark this page so that you can come back to watch again!
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