Do you think “I already know that?”
One of the most dangerous things you can say or think is “I already know that”
I was reminded about this when I went to a convention last weekend. It’s a 5 hour car journey for me to get there which means an overnight stay so it ends up fairly expensive.
There were several speakers on the day and I promised my team that weren’t able to make it that I would take lots of notes to share with them.
I’ve just finished making a video for them which talks them through all of the notes I made. The video ended up at almost an hour long. Afterwards I was left thinking that it was too long and most people wouldn’t have time to watch it, that led me to question how valuable the information was that I shared.
The truth was I knew about 90% of what was shared. Some people might think it was a waste of time and money going but they would be wrong because I know there is a HUGE difference between knowing something and doing it.
All of the knowledge you ever need to be successful at something is out there somewhere. With a smart phone you have the world in the palm of your hands but information is only one of the ingredients.
• Some people don’t know where to start looking or what questions to ask so do nothing.
• Some people want more and more information and are so busy cramming their brain with information that they don’t take action
• Some people are easily distracted so jump from one technique to another
If there is something you want to do but you are stuck in “learning mode” then instead of thinking “I already know that” and continuing the search for the magic key ask yourself questions so “I already know that” becomes “how could I do that?” or “who could I talk to that could help me with that?”
Information is one of the keys to success, action is another and one that people forget about is having a positive mindset. Lots of things feed into having a positive mindset but one of the most important things is surrounding yourself with positive people.
Most of my family and friends don’t really understand what I do so it would be easy to get demoralised and feel isolated if it weren’t for things like conventions or other events where I meet other people who “get me” and are passionate about the same things as me. Events like this recharge my belief and my motivation because the road to success and the road to failure is the same road but successful people don’t give up.
Do you have a way to recharge or maintain your motivation? Hit reply I’d love to know what you do or if you are looking for a way to do that let me know and I’ll help you come up with something…. It doesn’t have to involved travel and over night stays :)