There are no “overnight successes” - Deepstash

There are no “overnight successes”

There are no quick hacks that bring faster results.

Every incredibly successful person you know today has been through the boring, mundane, time-tested process that eventually brings success. 

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MORE IDEAS FROM 10X Your Results, One Tiny Action at a Time (The Power of Incremental Progress)

Seth Godin

“The thing is, incremental daily progress (negative or positive) is what actually causes transformation. A figurative drip, drip, drip. Showing up, every single day, gaining in strength, organizing for the long haul, building connection, laying track — this subtle but difficult work is how culture changes.”

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Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE

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Jim Rohn
“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.”

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Consistency and a series of purposeful actions will transform the way you work and hone in your chosen craft.

Instead of focusing on the outcome, concentrate on your small actions. Narrow your focus to a few minutes or hours of work on your goal, rather than looking at the goal as one big step or achievement.

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Many people underestimate the power of incremental progress. They think they have to take massive action to achieve anything significant.

Radical change doesn’t stick. Lasting progress is incremental.

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... is that they can be intimidating. They can paralyze you into inaction.

The big picture can be overwhelming, but in little parts, it seems achievable. Every step forward brings you closer to a goal. Consistent action coupled with time guarantees lasting progress.

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Tom Clancy
“An overnight success is ten years in the making.”

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Rule of 5

The Rule of 5 says we need to do take 5 specific actions that will lead us towards our goals.

Connects with the 1% improvement principle

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Kaizen — Japanese for continuous improvement

It means focusing on consistent improvements in your life, no matter how small the steps you take towards your goals. Becoming even 1% better everyday is a simple, practical way to achieve big goals. 

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A system is...
  • Something you do on a regular basis that increases your odds of success regardless of the immediate outcome.
  • A collection of goals, tools, habits, and methods is not the same as a purposeful system.
  • A working system allows you to reduce your tasks to a manageable set of inputs and outputs, and establish some predictability.  

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