The Success Fallacy

The work of Dan Simms is motivational, this is for you. Read………….!!!

I read a quote from Brendan Burchard this morning:

“It is the obvious equation and the ultimate secret:

the deeper and longer I give attention to my ambitions and passions, the more motivation I feel.”

Firstly this quote is great because, for people who lack motivation, or for people who have had motivation in the past but seem to be in a slump, there is a simple remedy:

go out and do your passion.

Zig Ziglar also talks about how he used to do door-to-door sales, knocking on a hundred doors a day, and not once did he feel like starting. But once he started, he was motivated to keep going, and actually enjoyed it.

There seems to be an action potential for doing our passions in life. Getting started requires a lump sum of energy, but so much momentum is built up by the point you start that you just glide along.

The real reason I mentioned this quote from Burchard though, is because it made me think of what I am calling, “the success fallacy.”

People think that in order to practice something, in order to get better at doing a particular thing, they have to do it well. It stands to reason…if you go out and play golf terribly, you’re not getting any better, right? Wrong. Simply practicing, even if you’re doing it terribly, is focusing attention on that skill, and some part of your brain is either learning how to do it, or how not to do it. Any attention you give to developing your passion is GOOD attention – IRRATIONAL LIVING,LLC

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