Choose Your Path and Follow It…or Else!
Publication: RidiculouslyExtraordinary.
Posted by Ryan Neal
Choose Your Path and Follow It…or Else!
Publication: RidiculouslyExtraordinary. Posted by Ryan Neal

I've noticed something in my own life and in the talks/e-mail conversations I've had with others.

That is, the most successful people I know choose something (or someone) to follow and they do it with tunnel vision focus.

Those who have more trouble jump around from one opportunity to another, or one technique to the next.

Let me give you an example...

How many ways are there to get fit?

Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands?

You can do P90X, train for a marathon, jump rope, do yoga, ride a bike, and the list goes on. Some exercise routines may be better than others, but you know which strategy will never get you the results you want?

Acting on one routine for a short while, then jumping on to another, and then another, and another without giving any single routine a chance to flourish.

I have a saying that I've been using for years: "It works if you work it."

In the example above "it" would be an exercise routine.

As some of you already know (thanks for taking action and e-mailing me about it!) the strategy I outlined in How To Spot Opportunity works.

Maybe you stumbled a bit along the way. Maybe it didn't work exactly like you thought it would. Maybe you had to change something I did to fit your own style.

But you worked it.

And it worked.

Unfortunately, I also got a lot of e-mails with an attitude of "it doesn't work, although I didn't try it yet."

One of the reasons I quit teaching stuff like what I wrote about in How To Spot Opportunity 4-5 years ago was because I didn't deal well with people not taking action. These days I understand that only 1-5% of people take action on anything they learn.

That includes health, wealth, and relationships.

I still don't deal well with it, and I wish I had the power to change that 5% to 95%, but there's only so much I can do.

The power is in your hands.

I will not often tell you what to do, but I'm making an exception right now: Be part of the 5%.

Choose a path and follow through with it. You will have failures along the way. There will be stumbling blocks. You will get frustrated. It will usually take longer than you think it will take.

But you know what?

The pain is worth it.

Of course, if that doesn't interest you, you do have another choice. But do you really want to be an "or Else?"

Let me know in the comments the times in your life where you have focused intently on something and succeeded.