Have you ever thought about why you’re not achieving your goals? I know that you’ve been sad about it, depressed about it, frustrated, angry that you didn’t achieve your goals. But if you ever thought about the actual mechanics of why? That’s what we’re going to talk about in today’s video. And don’t forget to subscribe as I release new videos like this every week.
Hey everybody, Dan Henry here, and in today’s video, we’re going to talk about the mechanics behind why you don’t achieve your goals, or at least in over a thousand clients that I’ve helped grow their businesses and thousands of followers who’ve asked questions on my channels. And in my email list, I see a pattern.
I see a pattern of why people aren’t achieving their goals. And I’d like to break down the mechanics of that pattern for you in today’s video. Also, if you like videos like this, don’t forget to subscribe and smash the like button. Every time you hit that like button, it just makes me feel good. And I want to feel good, just like you do when you hit your goals. My goal for next week is to be far less cheesy than what I just said there.
All right, let’s hop over to the whiteboard. So I want you to envision your goals, like building a car, because essentially, that’s what you’re doing. You are building a vehicle to get you to where you want to be. If you are poor and you want to be rich, you have to build a vehicle to get there. So let’s just talk about it.
Let’s talk about poor versus rich. It doesn’t have to be that it can be out of shape versus in shape. It could be not good at guitar, good at guitar. It could be many different things, but let’s just say you have poor. And then you have rich as one example. Now here’s the thing in order to get from poor to rich, you have to build some sort of vehicle to get there, right? And usually, that vehicle is a business. So let’s say that you build a vehicle, and here’s your car. Now, as you’re building this car, things go wrong. Things don’t work out. A certain part of the car doesn’t work right away, or what have you. If you get frustrated with the building of that car, and you then go, well, you know what? This is too hard. I’m going to build a different type of car.
So I’m going to build this car over here. It’s a different type of car. And so you start building that car. And again, there’s a problem. You go, well, this car was too hard to build. Let’s let me build this car, right? This is a different type of car, right? Let me build this one. So you work on this one, and again, something goes wrong. So you can’t quite figure something out. It’s hard. It takes too long. So again, you find another car, and you build it. Now what ends up happening here is that if you try to build a car and every time you run into one problem, you try to build another car, you’re going to end up with a junkyard. That’s what you’re going to end up with, a big junkyard full of cars that don’t work. How many times in your life or your business have you begun to build one vehicle to get from poor to rich?
It doesn’t quite work out. All of a sudden, you decide, Oh, I need to build a different one. So this one doesn’t work well now it’s got a problem here. And you have this big junkyard full of vehicles that don’t work. If you’re still watching this video right now, I’m sure you’ve experienced something like that. And what point does this illustrate? I mean, look at the space shuttle; NASA didn’t blow up a space shuttle and then go, “Well, we’re going to build something else,” right? They worked on that for years until the space shuttle became literally, you know, one of the most like dedicated forms of space travel. And then way later, they come up with new stuff, but they didn’t just give up, come to something else, give up, come. We’d never get out to space.
The point here is that if you want to go fast because everybody wants to go from poor to rich, fast. They want to go. They want to go fast, right? But if you’re not willing to go slow, you’ll never be able to go fast. Because again, if you build a car fast, right, and you don’t put the time, effort, and energy into doing it properly, you don’t read the right books. You don’t put effort into learning. You don’t get a good engineer to teach you how to build a car. What happens as you try to go fast, the wheels fall off. And when the wheels fall off, you come to a screeching halt because you tried to go too fast. You didn’t take it slow when you built the vehicle. If you want to go fast, you must first be willing to go slow. If you try to build a vehicle to achieve your goals and you give up at the first sign of adversity, and you say, well, I’ll find a different way, an easier way. A faster way, a better way, a less stressful way, blah, blah, blah. You’re going to end up with a junkyard.
The people in life that achieved the most, ironically, the fastest, are the ones that don’t hop from thing to thing. They dedicate themselves to one thing; they master that thing. They learn that thing. They invest in their knowledge to be able to build that thing. And they see it through. They’re willing to go slow at first so they can go fast. Jeff Bezos, before Elon became the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos was declared the richest man in the world. And he was older when he built and started Amazon. What does that tell you? That tells you that if you want to go fast, you must be first willing to go slow. You must be willing to learn.
You can’t look at the shiny object and say, well, this I’ve put off this time and effort into learning how to do this thing. But this thing over here looks easier. It looks faster. Yeah. But now you’ve left this vehicle. You’ve gone to that. And if you don’t have the patience to see this through, it doesn’t matter how easy or how fast that thing seems it may be. You won’t have the patients to see that through either. And that is why, again, I say it again. If you want to go fast, you must be willing to first go slow.
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