2017 Annual Review

It’s now been a year since starting the Focus or Die blog.  Here’s what I learned:

Private victory precedes public victory.  If you want to be outwardly successful, you must be inwardly successful first. 

All the best scorecards are internal.  Power, status, and comparing are all external scorecards which we have very little control over.  How we feel and interact with the world, on the other hand, we have complete control over. 

Mental modes are like tools.  The more you have, the better.  Even if they sit and collect dust sometimes.  You can always bust them out and apply them. 

Reading is the best investment of time possible and should be guarded above all other habits.  With that said, I have hardly finished a book this year.  That’s going to change. 

Not caring what other people think is a super power. 

We all have the obligation and opportunity to take our best shot. 

Being bold and moving forward is the best way to live. 

Discipline equals freedom. 

If you want to be successful, do the hard stuff.

Here’s where I messed up: 

Not writing consistently:  I recently learned that some people actually like reading my blog (to my surprise) .  Consistency is almost everything when it comes to this, so it’s a big deal. 

Not hacking my habits: morning routines are key for me.  Last May I did a strict 30 day habit challenge.  I’m still trying to get back to that. 

Not inviting interaction: I write this blog because I love writing, I want to help, and I want to connect.   That can’t happen unless you say hello.  The ball is in your court.  

Comment below and let’s give it a shot. 

2018 Goals

  1. Consistency  
  2. 2 Books per month  
  3. that’s it.