Quick post

Just a quick post for today – it's getting rather late in the day.

Unfortunately, I'm not too sure what to write about still, because it's been a busy day of goal setting and visualization and that all doesn't leave an awful lot of room for thinking about what post I could write.

So by this point I'm a little empty of ideas. I think it's also interesting to note that I didn't find much time to sit and think, or engage in reading about where I want to end up, so I don't have a lot of new thoughts at the end of the day.

I think one thing I need to make sure I get is time every day to just sit and think and read. I've been writing my posts in the evening every day after the bulk of the day has passed, but I'm moving towards writing earlier in the day.

This is probably just part of the pain of adjusting my schedule – being in between having cut time from doing things at the end of the day, while not yet carving out that time at the beginning of the day.

One thing that does come to mind as I sit here writing, though, is intentionality.

I've written about it before and I'll write about it again, but the power of intentionality is definitely showing up over and over again in my sphere of consciousness.

That is, before I do something, considering why I might or might not succeed, then comparing the results with my prediction after the fact. It seems like this is the only true way to get better at things, because the alternative is mindlessly moving forward.

It's the difference between 10,000 hours and 10,000 reps that gets talked about online sometimes: mindless repetition does not a master make.

The most recent time I heard about it was in Bigger Pockets podcast 432 (released January 7th, 2021) where they talked about four qualities or traits that the hundreds of millionaires they've interviewed all share: decisiveness, momentum, tracking, and mastery.

Decisiveness is being able to make decisions quickly; momentum is what comes from making a series of decisions quickly and taking action on them; tracking is how you know you have momentum – and how you improve on things, and mastery is the result of being very intentional with those many decisions made close together.

The net product of these four traits is getting very good at what you're applying them to, and when that thing is making money, you end up a millionaire.

This is a long and rambling post; as Mark Twain said...:

“I apologize for such a long letter - I didn't have time to write a short one.”

P.S. This post is 473 words long (less this message), and I wrote it in nine minutes.

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