3 Success Secrets from Timothy Ferriss

Today I want to expound on seven powerful success secrets from Timothy Ferriss the American author and public speaker. As you may know, Timothy Ferriss wrote “The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich,” which was a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller.

1. Be Very Selective in Your Task Selection

“Being selective—doing less—is the path of the productive.  Focus on the important few and ignore the rest.  Lack of time is actually lack of priorities.”

You can do anything, but not everything.  Focus on the critical tasks that provide you with the greatest results.  Ask yourself daily, “What’s the one task that will make this day worthwhile?”  Then be sure to get that task done.

Learn to differentiate between being busy and being productive; time is the most precious gift you have, don’t waste it.

2 Have a Dream and a Plan

“Dreamlining is so named because it applies timelines to what most would consider dreams.  I’m not a big believer in long-term planning and far-off goals. In fact, I generally set 3-month and 6-month dreamlines. The variables change too much and in-the-future distance becomes an excuse for postponing action.”

A plan in the hand is better than 10 dreams in a bush.  You must have an actionable short-term plan, without one, you will fail; and you can quote me.

Your dreams have to have a plan, and the plan has to be “worked” daily.  “Work” the heck out of your plan!  It’s the only way.

3. Do the Uncomfortable Daily

“The most important actions are never comfortable.”

Growth is never comfortable, if you’re comfortable, you’re not growing!  You will only succeed to the level you “grow.”  You will only grow to the level you are willing to do the uncomfortable.

What you don’t want to do is often what you need to do right now, so go and do it; you can always make corrections along the way.

As I always say, tomorrow never comes; resolve to take that uncomfortable step today!

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