I'd say the biggest difference between those that desire and those that achieve is discipline. Persistence tends to be considered at the forefront, but without discipline, what is there really to be persistent about?
I've summarized the trait into a simple, effective 3-step process.
1) Know what you want.
2) Devise a plan of attack with 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 month, 6 month and 1-year goals.
3) Devote thirty minutes a day of 100% focused work on chipping away at it. An hour, even two would be ideal, but after the daily tasks of maintaining food, shelter and rest, let alone family, not everyone has an hour. But everyone can devote thirty minutes a day, even if it has to be divided into two 15 minute segments.
If you commit to thirty minutes a day for five years you’ll have invested 912.5 consistent hours, which are far more powerful than binge working, into developing a skill, starting a business, or whatever your dream may be. You may not ever be an expert, but you'll certainly be much further along the path. And it will emanate into the rest of your life. Because when you become disciplined in one area, it carries over to the rest.
Peace and punches!
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