It’s not possible… at first.
But when you stop and think about the areas of your life where you’ve been most successful, you’ll probably find that you weren’t in a race.
You weren’t taking big action steps.
You weren’t looking for a quantum leap.
You weren’t focused on goals that scared you.
You just got started each day and you loved what you were doing so much that you flowed.
You naturally and spontaneously got good, and when there was a struggle, you enjoyed that, too.
Earlier today I spoke with a gentleman whom I coach. He wants to finish a book he’s been working on – but he’s busy with other projects – and he’s having trouble finding two-hour windows of time wherein he can write.
I told him that books aren’t written in two-hour chunks, they’re written one word at a time.
I asked him if he could find 10 minutes each day, no matter how busy, to write.
Without hesitating he replied affirmatively.
“Well then,” I remarked, “you’ll build so much momentum with 10-minute blocks that other people will be stunned at how quickly you wrote your book.”
But what if you can’t commit to ten minutes?
Then start with five. Or one.
Ten, five or one – the time doesn’t matter. What matters is that you relax, breathe and begin doing something.
As the saying goes,”Beginning is half-done.”
Over time, using this “slower” method of creating, you’ll get so much done that others will think you made a quantum leap – or that you took massive action. You did neither, but you did create the illusion of both.
In Psycho-Cybernetics, Updated and Expanded, one of my commentaries challenged the idea of spending 30 minutes a day visualizing. I wrote that you could begin seeing results with five minutes a day.
In fact, in a subsequent book, Five Minutes to Happiness, Dr. Maxwell Maltz suggested the same.
Not 30 minutes.
Not 60 minutes.
Not a whole day or week in meditation.
Give me five, will you?
If you can give me 10, 5 or 1 every day, very soon you’ll get into flow and time will expand for you. You’ll suddenly find yourself doing far more than you ever imagined yourself doing.
If you find yourself frustrated with a lack of movement toward your goals, slow it down. Give yourself easy tasks and goals to knock out. Make yourself comfortable as you move – and before you know it, you’ll look back and witness a so-called quantum leap.
P.S. I’m going to be opening up a few private client coaching spots very soon. If interested, email me to express your interest.