Focusing on what matters and letting go of what doesn’t.
Do you know why race horses wear blinders when they run?
It’s because if they look at the horse on the left or right, they’re going to miss a step and lose the race.
They wear blinders to keep their eyes focused straight ahead with no distractions.
They hear the crowd, but they don’t listen.
They just run their own race.
And that’s what you should do.
When you’re running after something, you should not look left or right—what does this person think? What is that person doing?
I learned to narrow my point of view.
And just go.
When I was first starting, I read a lot of tips, advice, and articles on the Internet by so called “experts” and soon learned most of them did not add value to my life.
Because almost every self improvement article / life coach / productivity hackers missed the one crucial element to success;
Taking on action on what truly mattered to me.
They all wanted to sell me on this cookie-cutter just “press the easy button” solution to solve all my problems.
But life isn’t that simple.
Sure, it felt great to wake up 4:30am, workout, make a myself a smoothie, and create a super organized to-do list, but there was still no guarantee that I would actually get done, what I needed to get done.
The only way I could do that is if I stopped focused on all the things that I was “supposed to do” and execute on what was truly important.
When I eliminated that excess, it changed the trajectory of business, my relationships, and my overall happiness.
Do what needs to get done and stop giving a sh*t what anybody thinks.
Run your own damn race.