Imagine the following:
Day #1. You start a new business, you work on it for 5 minutes, that’s it. Congratulate yourself on a job well done, move on to other things – work, Netflix, or a hobby.
Day #2. You continue working on your business, for 5 minutes, that’s it. Congratulate yourself, move on.
Day #3. You continue working on your business. This time, you put in 10 minutes, and you feel pretty darn good about yourself. Congratulations are in order, and you move on with your day.
Day #4… well, this day you didn’t quite have the time. Not to worry, you’ll catch up the next day.
Day #30. You’ve long forgotten about your newly started business, your life is exactly the same it was 30 days ago.
This sucks, right? Not to mention that the plan I just described doesn’t make the slightest bit of sense when you look at it.
Yet, that’s exactly what some productivity gurus are trying to teach you.
Do a little every day, take it slow, install habits, and so on and so forth.
This advice feels good when you read it.
The only problem is it doesn’t work.
To me, personally… doing things like that feels like torture.
I want to see results fast and know whether what I have on my hands works, because if it doesn’t… I better move on, right?
Consider the opposite scenario.
Day #1. You go hard at your new idea. Put in ALL your extra time and energy into it, give it your all.
Day #2, #3, #4… same deal. You do this for a WEEK. You work like you never worked before.
Then… will you look at that. You have built a solid foundation for a business that will make you money for years to come, and can now relax for the rest of the month, just tweaking a thing here or there.
Here’s the thing.
The first approach is what most people take. They are hard workers, sincere, they show up every day, put in the same amount of effort. They’re exhausted but they can’t afford to relax. They have to go in every day to continue putting in the same amount of effort.
Very few people take the second approach. No wonder… because it sounds harder.
“Oh no, I’ll burn myself out!”
Not to make fun of a serious condition… but no, you won’t, You know why?
Because not only you’ll work harder… you will also experience a completely different level of relaxation that only comes with knowing that you’ve created amazing results for yourself.
Not only that, you will, ultimately, work less and get paid WAY more if you do things this way.
Is there anything in your life right now that would benefit from this approach?
Let me know in the comments below.