Woke up this morning, got myself a gun.
If you recognize the subject line of today’s tip then you’re probably a fan of the Sopranos television show, which ran the first episode of this season (its final season) last night.
The Sopranos is one of the few TV shows I watch. The story lines are excellent, as is the character development, which of course is what hooks you and gets you sucked into the show.
There are only 8 episodes left this year and that’s it, after 9 years of success.
People who never become successful, actually think success is something you “know” you’re actually going to achieve. And while in a “global” sense you might know you’re going to be successful, no one actually knows — or really, I should say it’s RARE you know any individual project is going to be a success.
It’s not like once you start something, there’s some kind of measurable “finish” line you’re going to reach, that you can see from “X” number of yards out. In fact, for the most part, you RARELY see the finish line, and when you do, often the race keeps getting longer and longer, anyway, and the finish line keeps moving further and further away from you, even though you’re much further from the starting line.
That’s why it’s usually best to evaluate yourself from a relative perspective, looking at where you are now versus how far you’ve come — and not an absolute standpoint, on a fixed line.
See, unlike most things in life, like school… “conventional” jobs… and even marshal arts — “success” has no fixed levels where you can stand back and say “Great — now that I’m a yellow belt, I’ll be a green belt next,” or something like that.
With, of course, the exception of your earnings. If you’re making more money, you’re generally doing better than you were.
So the best thing to do, to stay on track, is to think about the next “couple” of things you need to get done, and focus on those. Because reality is, you’re really not going to know what’s coming next after that.
And neither does Tony Soprano.
Now go sell something, Craig Garber
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