After recently traveling to Bali with a friend for a few weeks, I was able to notice a powerful quality within myself that has contributed to massive success in my life over the last few years. That quality is what I call Speed of Implementation, which has allowed me to take massive action from my ideas and profit from them as quickly as possible.
When an idea comes my way, I take action on it immediately. I'll work on it with purpose and a high level of urgency, which allows me to finish it as fast as possible. I achieve results FAST in my life. My friend, on the other hand, would take his time with things. When an idea would come his way, he'd spend time thinking about it and preparing for it. He'd plan and want to make sure everything was perfect and ideal before executing it. As a result, he'd often never get around to actually implementing that idea and isn't able to get as much done as me.
It occurred to me and became evident exactly how important this quality is. In my opinion, all successful people have this quality in common and are able to achieve massive results in their life because of it. The faster you can work and implement things, the faster you'll get ahead and achieve the results you want. I feel like in many ways I've been able to achieve goals and results in my life at a very young age MUCH faster than most because of this quality.
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Stop Trying To Be Perfect
Perfectionism is what stops most people from taking action. When someone has an idea, they often want to make sure everything is perfect and ideal before taking action on this idea. STOP IT! There NEVER will be an ideal time or perfect situation for you to take action on it – you must do it now. Yes, it won't be perfect – but who cares? You can always improve and make things better over a period of time.
Nothing on my blog or what I do is “perfect”. When I first started with this blog, many of my videos and blog posts were crap and not up to the standards they are today. I recorded many on a crappy digital camera, sometimes even on my iPhone or MacBook. Did this stop me from putting out content? No. I just did it anyways and eventually I was able to learn and improve myself, while investing in better camera equipment.
When I first wrote my book Life Mastery, it had a few spelling errors in it. That didn't stop me from publishing it and getting it out there. If I had waited until everything was “perfect” and ideal, then it likely would have taken me years to finally publish that book and get it out there. Yes, I might get some criticism or complaints here and there – but I just use it as feedback and an opportunity to get better. I never emotionally react to criticism, I see it as a gift.
I recently just wrote a new Kindle e-book on Kindle Marketing. How long did it take me to write it? 6 hours. No exaggeration. I sat down and just wrote the damn book! It ended up being 68 pages and over 13,000 words. I write fast and I work fast. I don't take many breaks when I'm in a groove, I just let the momentum carry me.
The book just finished getting proof-read and will be up very soon. This is no “low quality book” either, it's actually extremely high quality and has some powerful insights that will help a lot of people. All of this is a result of NOT being perfect. It's a result of taking massive action quickly and using the power of speed of implementation.
Work Faster And You'll Get More Done
You really need to pick up your work pace. If you start working faster, you'll get more done.
I think most people throughout working at “jobs” often learn to work slowly. The reason is because you get paid by the HOUR. I know for myself, when I had a job, I'd just take my time while doing it and just wait out the clock. I had zero sense of urgency. I enjoyed just wasting time and getting through the day, so I could claim my pay check every two weeks.
When you're in business, you don't get paid by the hour. If you sit around and do nothing all day, you aren't going to get paid for it. You only get paid for RESULTS. The hours you work don't matter. It's all about getting stuff done. In this case, wouldn't you want to achieve those results as quickly as possible? If you get what you need to get done faster, you'll benefit from those results sooner.
I used to work with my old brother on job sites here and there when I was younger. He owns a successful renovations business and is a multi-millionaire now. I learned about how to work faster from him. When I would go to work with him, he'd work with purpose and speed. He'd move faster than all of the other trades and was still able to maintain a very high quality of standard while doing it. What would take most people to finish framing something or doing the flooring in a house, he'd be able to do in half the time. He'd never take breaks. He'd just work and get it done quickly.
While working with my brother, he'd always harp on me to work faster. He'd tell me to pick up the pace and that the sooner we got this done, the sooner we could get home. I think this has benefited me today, as I'm the exact same way in my business. I hammer through my action items like a madman. When I'm running errands, I walk quickly and just try to get in and out. When shopping, I make fast decisions and stick with them.
Yes, I could spend more time making sure everything is perfect and making sure my decision is right – but I'd rather just get it out of the way and move on from it. Will it really make THAT big of a difference those extra hours you're putting in to make sure everything is perfect and ideal? Probably not. Most people won't notice or care. It's your perfectionism that is stopping you.
My Challenge For You
In the 100 Day Challenge, Gary Ryan Blair talks about how success loves speed. Very true. That's why I want to challenge you in this blog post to begin working faster on things in your day-to-day life. Even if you have a job that you don't care about – it doesn't matter. Speed of implementation is a HABIT and QUALITY that you develop. The more you practice it, the better you'll be.
Here's my challenge: I want you to attempt to work TWICE as fast as you currently do. Take note of the speed at which you work right now. Take note of how fast you type, how fast you surf the net, how fast you read things, how fast you walk, etc… and make a conscious effort to move TWICE as fast while doing these things.
When you first start doing this, you'll make some mistakes – but who cares? You'll get better over time and you'll get more done faster in twice the period of time. You begin to get ADDICTED to the results you'll be getting and progress faster towards your goals.