Where You At?

What part of your journey are you on?

Look around. There are probably people doing amazing things at your same age. Hell, maybe even at half your age.

This has been a hard thing for me to get over.

“Look at how far along that dude is and he’s younger than me.”

or…

“He’s only been at it 6 months and look where he’s at.”

Just remember that you are where you are, right now.

Start today and work towards where you want to be.

Not sure, where that is. Well, if you just stand still and look around you’ll be the same place 2 weeks from now, 6 months from now, 5 years from now. The only difference, you’ll be older, weaker, fatter, and more miserable if you don’t move.

Move your feet and work towards where you want to go. You’ll never know where you’ll end up. You can always change directions.

My challenge for you is to start something new today.

Author: Jeff

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  1. Jeff,

    Thanks for sharing this with us. I tend to not compare myself with others a lot. I measure my success based on the effort l put into a project, and the progress l make. I am currently working slowly but surely, like the tortoise. Are you working on any new projects?

    Marcus

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  2. Thanks, Marcus!

    It’s natural for me to look around to see what others are doing or what they’ve done. I often remind myself of my uniqueness and individual abilities and look how I can share them with others in an authentic way.

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  3. Powerful post, Jeff. I often find myself cycling through this type of thought and then catch myself and find inspiration to progress… then somehow end up in a slump again shortly after… Mindset is important and action from that mindset is just as important… The challenge you present… start something new.. makes me want to do just that, something I have been thinking about lately… starting a new online project (although I do not have all of the details fully laid out yet)…. 🙂

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  4. Good luck on the new project, Bill! Let me know if you need any insight or feedback.

    I think everyone gets caught in this loop. I think the people we view as “the greats” are just better at getting thru the cycle quicker and with less dips.

    Even guys like Tim Ferriss has ineffective days and negative self talk.
    http://fourhourworkweek.com/2013/11/03/productivity-hacks/

    I found “The Daily Practice” from James Altucher useful as well.
    http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011/02/how-to-be-the-luckiest-guy-on-the-planet-in-4-easy-steps/

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    • Great post Jeff.

      I listened to a Podcast yesterday and he asked the successful affiliate marketer he was interviewing (who has made well over a million dollars) what is the most important quality that he sees in people that are successful vs those that are struggling and he said taking action.

      He said there is no magic formula, those folks that are in his inner circle that are successful get that way by taking action first and then figuring things out as the go along.

      Great info and something I will be attempting to emulate more going forward!

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      • There is a magic formula, it’s called showing up and hard work. It’s a tough pill to swallow but it’s extremely rewarding once it goes down.

        I’m going to cannibalize a famous quote, but it’s my blog and I don’t care. Here it is, an ounce of action is worth a ton of intent.

        You can’t finish if you never start.

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    • Ok, to be honest…. the end of the day is nearing and I did not take the exact action that I was referring to above in the first comment I made… but I did take SOME action (I read both of those AWESOME links you provided) and I made a list of goals… I’ve been truly struggling with writing down goals lately… but now I have taken action, I wrote down about 10 goals and I am excited about them… wrote them on my closet door (easily visible every single day) and also wrote the “Daily Practice” on my bathroom mirror so I can see it daily there too! You rock, Jeff, and I wish you all the success in the world! Thanks!

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      • Awesome, Bill!

        Don’t get to crazy on the goal thing, one small incremental improvement each day will get you momentum in the right direction.I know if I try to add too many things I want to improve, I ended up doing nothing because I feel overwhelmed.

        Another resource I found incredibly helpful is the works of Steven Pressfield. My favorite book by him is Turning Pro followed closely by Do The Work. Check these gems out, they’re quick reads and will demystify the bullshit you tell yourself to not fulfill your objectives.

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