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Today we will learn about some crushing addictions that are crippling your performance and wrecking your potential. Our human weakness is being preyed upon.
Darren Hardy Insane Productivity
The first crippling addiction we have is that we want to be wanted!
We want to be wanted. Many suffer the “Everyone ought to love me all the time syndrome. Here’s a game-changing mindset shift. If people around you are happy with you, you are not doing great work. You are too wound up pleasing everyone else. Be leery of the crabs around you, content with staying in the trap. Challenge the status quo and be yourself regardless of what other people will think of you.
The 2nd crippling addiction: The “What am I missing?” syndrome.
Called “continuous partial attention.” Always scanning the periphery in case something more important surfaces. T0 be busy and connected is to fell alive, but the consequences is we are over-stimulated, overwound, and ultimately unproductive and unfulfilled.” – Linda Stone, former Apple and Microsoft researcher
It’s random reinforcement. The fact that you don’t know when important news will come means you will quickly engage in obsessive-compulsive behavior.
Long-term studies prove the most important human discipline involved in long-term success is the ability to forego Immediate Gratification for a larger but delayed reward. – Walter Mischel Department of Psychology Columbia University
Another game-changing mindset shift: You don’t need to know!
Instead spend less time following other people’s lives and more time leading your own. Separate the world from your world. Be in the world but not of the world. It’s much easier and more effective to avoid temptation than to resist it. So turn off email notifications that you don’t need. Unsubscribe from certain updates. Stop watching so much T.V. Stop checking your FB, twitter, Vine, and Instagram incessantly.
Darren Hardy 3rd Crippling Addiction: Busy being busy and accomplishing little.
We all want to be desired and to feel important. Being busy feeds this human need. Busy can feel great! We feel important, needed, validated, “productive” and we are really distracted from real work. It offers a convenient excuse: “I’m constantly doing, giving, striving, achieving and working just as hard as I can.” As a culture we are obsessed with racing so as to fulfill a sense of productivity. We have URGENCY addiction.
Everyone likes to look busy. Some make a career out of it. Zooming around, accomplishing very little. It’s called: active Non-Action. We are psychologically conditioned from infancy to do what’s fun and easy rather than what’s hard and necessary. Distractions offer us relief. A seemingly justified excuse.
On average we get distracted every 3 minutes and it takes 11 minutes to regain concentration. (See anything wrong with that?) 40% of time we don’t resume task previously working on. We are very rarely if not ever in a state of concentrated focus. We have to go to war against distractions. Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures. Move from reacting to creating. Work on your agenda, not responding to someone else’s. Your boss is no longer in corner office. Your boss has become the device in your pocket.
“A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.” – Rita Mae Brown
Strategies of High Performance
Rushing for Results
Movement for Achievement
Activity for Productivity
There is a big difference between long work and hard work, otherwise known as real work. Instead of trying to do more to get better results. opt to do more of the right things. Don’t major in minors. Spending Major time on Minor activities. Those things that matter the least should not get int he way of those things that matter the most.
Strategy to Immediately Triple your Productivity and Results
90 minute jam sessions of high-intensity training and practice regimen of elite performers. Create a bubble of silence where you won’t get distracted. Get lost. If they can’t find you, they can’t interrupt you. Have a physical timer counting down from 90 minutes where you can see the time counting down. If you don’t have a timer, just use your phone. Work completely non-distracted for 90 minutes straight on one project or goal.
You will begin to build your attention span back up to where it should be for high performers. Thanks for reading and I hope you apply these tactics and take them to heart.
Your marketing and success mentor, Cheers to Your Success
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