The end. Stop reading. Just do it.
We’ve all been there before… whether it’s summoning up the courage to ask out that cute guy or girl, delivering that killer business pitch, or having that uniquely great business idea. Something often holds us back, leaving us feeling like we’re swimming against the tide. You kind of understand what’s happening except it’s like you’re glued to the spot or frozen, moving in slow motion watching the opportunity slip away at best. Don’t feel bad, I’ve been there too – we all have in one way or another. Matt Tommy Shares with us why we need triggers to ensure we keep creating new content and business ideas.
“Your ability to execute is everything. Every word you read, every second you breathe and every moment spent on this page is an opportunity to create something. The words “I will think about it” or ‘that was a good idea’ rather then speeding up the process can indeed crush people” Matt explained. The hardest part about anything is simply getting started. You really do know how to talk to that girl, speak to people and do all those other things. It’s just that in the beginning you don’t try, mainly because you’re afraid of failure. Failure is feedback and everyone struggles in the beginning, and the person who can persevere the longest becomes great at absorbing feedback and learning – which we all know is crucial to human intelligence.
The ability to accept rejection and failure and to continue to persevere is what separates the good from the great. How many times you struggle and fail, get back up, learn the lessons and above all, enjoy the process. People who enjoy the things they are doing create positive associations, which manifests into further opportunities, and greater results over time. It is these positive associations that allow us to do it again and again until we get it right – get good at it, and eventually get great at it. This is how Matt Tommy was able to approach sales. He fell in love with the process, sometimes spending up to 12 hours a day on the phone. However, this repetition and small failures along the way trained his mind to become one of the best closers on the planet.
How we associate positive and negative feelings towards things will impact how we do them. “Now on the flip side … I tried dieting and I associated it with negative feelings… that meant I didn’t enjoy the process, hence it didn’t last” Matt explained. In human nature we always strive for two things: one is perfection and the other is complexity. If you understand that and how as a species we are designed to survive is coded by our DNA, you realise life is a bit like the movie Inception. To succeed you have to be aware of what’s happening, be in control and take the correct action.
The trick is to associate positive emotions with the task, understand that the process is long and hard, and commit. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just as you’re about to get great, you think things aren’t working, but by continuing to persevere things will often turn around. Enjoying the process and exercising patience, combined with delayed gratification are critical to succeed in todays fast paced world. If you can survive these mousetraps you can get the prize.