Sky is the limit

Sky is the limitSky is the limit

Proverb:
Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor.
Bill Shankly (1914-1981) Liverpool football manager

For me, this is a limitation. By defining the end goal. It’s like saying: when I’m 40, I’ll be a millionaire

It doesn’t say what to do with the millions you have. Most often, money is not a goal. Without further defining: I will have a house by the sea, a big sailboat and a helicopter that can take me anywhere I want when I am 40 years old. To have this you may need millions.

Aim for stars in what? My experience is that the goal should be clearly defined. The clearer the goal, the easier it is to pursue.

Example:
If you say you want a means of transport. Then can be anything. Bicycle, car, airplane or space rocket.
But if you say you want a red Honda Civic to go to work with, this is more specific and easier to reach.

Many I meet just want peace and quiet. Great wish, I say. But what is this for you. One says to sit for a coffee shop at the train station and see all the people rush past with a cup of coffee, without having a time to attend. Others say a small red cabin in the woods by a lake where it’s miles to the nearest neighbor.

We are all so different and have different definitions of the same thing that it can be interpreted as anything.

The sky is the limit is more prosperity. Good job / career, money at the bank, nice outward and social status.

Aiming at something is one to create a specific directions on how to get there.

Red Honda Civic, may be: you need a job / income to buy one.

It will be much easier to make a plan, for how you can get there, to carry out your wish if you have defined what you want. When you have a plan the only thing you need then is to schedule the plan in your everyday life.

Last week I described about the automatic systems we have and how we create such systems. By doing a little bit every day towards our goals in life. Will you, over time, always reach your goal. You don’t even have to have talent.

What does it mean: Sky is the limit, for you?

Are you trained for excellence?

Are you trained for excellence_Are you trained for excellence?

When you encounter problems, you solve the problem from the level you have been training for … This is done automatically automatically, without you being able to control.

A switch is turned on and the whole system is taken over when you are blocked. You perform everything according to the level you are or the level you have trained to.

Let me explain:
You have taught a child to tie the shoes right now. It goes great, for the child to tie the shoes. But one morning when you are late for kindergarten / school, the situation is more stressful and then it is next to impossible for the child to tie the shoes. This situation often ends with the adult tying the shoe. This for shoe tying, is not automated.

1000 times is usually the level of automation. This means that you need to do one thing 1000 times before the thing is fully automated. So you need to lift a water glass 1000 times before you have an automatic brain program, which means that you do not spill the water in the glass.

To take a more advanced example: You need to show your business concept to 1000 people before you have an automation program that will take you further in the process of building your business. It is said that it takes 3-5 years for a company to become profitable and this is one of the reasons …

You don’t have to be good or the best. You just have to do the thing 1000 times. Then you are automatically above average.

Statement!
This means that most people live a mediocre life in general for the level of excellence is mediocre under stress.

Most people do not do a thing until they become excellence and stop long before they reach results that take them over the first threshold of excellence.

You need about 1000 hours to reach a good level of something you want to develop.

30 minutes per day means that you need about 5.9 years to reach 1000 hours. 5.9 years sounds a long time, but you usually increase the time the more you delve into a subject. So just increasing by 30 minutes a day to 1 hour a day will allow you to reach 1000 hours in 2.5 years.

So what does your list of things you want to get excellence look like, and what things have you already got excellence?

This is my list of things I want excellence and things I’ve already achieved excellence:

  • I have made about 200 development videos for people. 150 is on my youtube channel, so I have 800 videos left if I want to reach excellence. It is said that 1000 videos give about $ 10,000 per month whichever topic you choose and you do not need to be good. Just make 1000 videos on one topic. I have a video with 1.3 million viewers maybe get $ 1,000 in total, but no longer.
  • I have painted / sold about 300 paintings so I have 700 left for excellence
  • I have made about 250 music pieces and have about 750 left for excellence
  • This year I have fed my brain with knowledge of Social Media Marketing about 500 hours of training. So 500 hours left before everything is automated

 

  • I’ve done more than 1000 long jumps and had a world record so I don’t have to train anymore on this … it was more than 10,000 hours of training to get there (10,000 hours is about 2.7 hours a day for 10 years). I’ve met people who were much better than I was, but they never trained the last 5000 hours needed for excellence. I mostly trained between 40-70 hours a week for several years…
  • I have coached more than 1000 people and developed a system of excellence, which has taken me more than 30 years to develop
  • I’ve lived in Thailand for more than 500 weeks in a row, and know how to live here. But still 500 weeks left for excellence (about 10 more years)
  • I have been feeding my brain with personal development processes for more than 10,000 hours. In 1992, my professor (with whom I was employed) said that I was the most read non-professor he met. There have been a number of books and articles, as I read, over the past 27 years. Development processes are my most passionate subject.

I love writing reflections like this text.

Having a plan is not enough

Having a plan is not enoughHaving a plan is not enough

A plan is good to have. A plan for life or the gym or the holiday.

But a plan without action becomes nothing more than a plan. If you plan to go to the gym for some reason (feel good, lose weight, get better fitness) and do not go to the gym nothing happens. You can’t think, better fitness, but you have to train (what I know). Or going abroad without actually going abroad, on vacation, can not be imagined either.

Without a plan, usually nothing happens either. So plan and action belong together. Just doing the action is usually not good either. You just wander around without any real goal.

A good plan (in my opinion) is when what you are going to accomplish is booked into your weekly plan. Then you have a fixed time where you only focus on what you want to achieve. Really a little every day. 10-30 minutes every day is best and it doesn’t matter what it is you are going to accomplish.

There is like a law: What you think about you get more of.
So if you think and plan a little every day, it will be more of what you plan to do. Doing it long enough every day will almost always be accomplished. Sufficiently long, usually, every day for at least 30-90 days. This is about what it takes to create a new habit (habit) that becomes automated.

When the habit becomes automated, it usually takes another 3-6 months before you see clear results. Maybe not plan your vacation but go to the gym or write a book or open your own company. I usually say to those I coach that it takes at least 3 months before you can see the bigger picture of what you intend to do and what effects it new for when you change your thinking.

I think most people can think of what it’s like to have children, but it’s actually when you have children that you know what happens. There are so many factors that come in that cannot be imagined.

It is possible to think that you are sitting under a palm tree and looking over the sea. But if you do this in reality, so many more things that cannot be described in words or conceived happen if you did not do so in reality.

That’s what I think …

What do you think?