292: David Essel: Why Positive Thinking will Not Change Your Life and What to Do Instead

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Master Business, Relationship, and Success Coach, TV/Radio Host, Author of 9 Books, Inspirational Speaker
David began his career in the health and fitness industry and quickly was named “Mr. Motivation” by Lifetime Television and “The Master of Motivation” by American Fitness magazine.

Favorite Success Quote

“Every action into the uncomfortable ensures our success in life”

Key Points

1. You Have to become Uncomfortable 

Life is not lived within your comfort zone.

If you want to achieve success, you cannot sit on your couch  and visualize it, you have to get up off your butt and go after it.

Want to get shredded?

Get yourself to the gym, lift weights, and track your diet.

Want to make more money?

Work 80 hours a week intentionally on your business for 90 days and see what your results are.

The only way to succeed is to do the things that are uncomfrotable and painful.

2. We Cannot Live for Instant Gratification

If you are living for instant gratification, you will never acheive fulfillment.

You must learn to delay gratification, giving up what you want now for what you ultimately want.

It might not be fun to wake up early and workout or miss partying with friends to grind it out on your business, but you will thank yourself in the years to come.

3.  The Path to Success Rarely Feels Good 

Success can suck.

It’s just that simple.

Getting up early isn’t fun.

Working 12 hour days isn’t fun.

Cutting off unhealthy friendships isn’t fun.

But it is worth it.

Success requires you to be in pain, it is that simple.

The sooner you accept that, the easier the pain will be.

4. What You Think About You Do Not Bring About 

Thinking about something day after day does nothing to move you closer to its attainment.

If you want something, then go and get it.

Don’t wish for it or visualize it, GO AND GET IT!

Work for it.

Sweat, cry, and bleed for it.

Then and only then can you truly acheive the things that you want.

5. Success in 80% Action 20% Mentality 

For all of this talk bashing the law of attraction and visualization, the principles behind the psycholgy of success do have some merit.

If you want to boost the speed with which you achieve success, then using visualization techniques, affirmations, and other pop psychology tactics work when used in conjunction with massive action.

Your goal should be to devote 80% of your time to taking action and 20% of your time to mastering your psychology.

Influential Books

1. The Alchemist by Paulo Cohello

2. The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson

3. The Autobiography of a Yogi by Yogananda

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Connect with David Essel

http://davidessel.com/

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