Summary

I want to talk to you about not only the importance but the absolute necessity of finding the little tiny nuggets of gold in your life and in your business, that make all the hard work worthwhile. 

Often in life when we’re looking at our achievements or we’re looking for our successes, we’re looking for the equivalent of big lumps of gold and big great big clumps of gold and everything else. Quite often in life we don’t get very many of them, what we tend to get is little tiny flecks and flakes of gold on a consistent basis.

George Swift

Transcription

I want to talk to you about not only the importance but the absolute necessity of finding the little tiny nuggets of gold in your life and in your business, that make all the hard work worthwhile.

Often in life when we’re looking at our achievements or we’re looking for our successes, we’re looking for the equivalent of big lumps of gold and big great big clumps of gold and everything else. Quite often in life we don’t get very many of them, what we tend to get is little tiny flecks and flakes of gold on a consistent basis. Then if we stay there panning for gold long enough, we get lucky, we get that big, huge lump of gold, we get a big nugget, and then you say you know what all that hard work was worthwhile. Then we go again and we find all the little flecks of gold and say you know what I’m going to get more gold and get more gold right now, it’s only little but it’s more gold and eventually we earn our big lump of gold.

When we start looking at our successes in life and business that keep us motivated and keep us driving forward, keeping our unconscious minds motivated and moving forward, it’s the acknowledgement of what we’re doing that’s worthwhile.  And if we’re only looking for big successes or big lumps of gold then we’re going to get disappointed with all these little flecks of gold.  We’re going to keep throwing them away, and not acknowledging them and eventually the brain is going to get the message that we’re just not getting anything out of life. It’s not working.

What I want you to do from this moment forward, is acknowledge every single little aspect of your life and business that’s working for you right, called little specs of gold.  The more gold you see, the more gold you see, so in other words you get tuned into seeing that gold.  This is actually how you can become someone that’s quite positively motivated even in the face of adversity. There’s always gold, I’m telling you now.  Every time you put massive up, there’s always gold.  Sometimes you get lucky there’s a big old lump of gold, you’ll say you know what brilliant, you know I can stay here for another few days waiting for another one of those. But then what happens after a week, or a month where there’s not one? Maybe a year or two where there’s no big lump of gold?

This is equivalent to big, huge successes. A big product release, landing the massive client, getting the newspaper article written about you. Whatever it might be in your industry set, your life, something really big. We don’t often get many of those to sustain us through the drought of those big massive successes. We need to keep finding all those little flecks of gold or flakes of gold that make it worthwhile to be in that river, keep sifting that dirty water.

When you start to tune into those little flecks of gold, you’ll start to see that they’re always there. This is when you start to become a much more positively focussed individual, so not only will you be positively focussed, you’re going to be more motivated and more driven. Instead of that nagging thing in your head saying what is the point, let’s give up, let’s go home, let’s do something else instead, there’s that little voice in there that says it’s working, there’s gold, it’s working. The big stuff is going to come because I can see in all the stuff, there’s definitely gold here and if I keep going I’m going to get that big nugget. Then you get the big nugget and you go wow that’s the reward I needed, and that will sustain you for a bit longer.  But guess what? If there’s not another one of those for a while, quite often there isn’t, it’s the little flakes of gold that we keep finding in life and business that keep us going.

So, in your own life, even if you think there’s nothing out there that’s rewarding you right now, that there’s nothing good going on in your life and business, I’m here to tell you it’s not true. I know if feels like that but quite often it’s because what we’re looking for is obvious big lumps of gold, in other words big lumps of success, actually sometimes we have to sift a little bit more and get rid of some of the dirt. Don’t throw the whole lot away, we break it down and there are some real juicy little bits of gold in there, perhaps not a lot but they’re in there, and when we see them that’s what we’re focussed on. It lifts our spirit and it lifts our motivation, it keeps us going and eventually we will find those big lumps of gold.

The main thing I’m telling you now, that’s going to make you successful is about being able to stay motivated over the long term. I often say to people, success is about being able to see further into the future whilst maintaining motivation today. In other words, the longer the vision you have, then the bigger that vision can be. There’s only so much we can achieve by the end of today. I’ll achieve more by the end of the week, by the end of the year even more, in ten years from now, oh my gosh I can achieve anything!

So, if I can see further into the future, I can see bigger as well, but the further we go into the future the less motivated I am today. I need to stay motivated today and one of the biggest, easiest ways to making that happen for yourself, is consistently finding those small flecks of gold, those small rewards, day by day, moment by moment that make the effort worthwhile. Those flakes takes us to the big chunks, those big chunks to the huge great lumps and then we get to live that amazing future.

So, it starts by every day possibly looking at your life and your business. If you can’t find your successes in your business you have to find the success in your business.  If you can’t find what’s good in your life, you must find what’s good in your life. It’s easy when it’s obvious, it’s hard when it’s not. When it’s not is when we have to do the homework and we have to work a lot harder to find that gold in our life.

So, keep panning for gold in life and in business, it will keep you motivated, it will keep you focussed, it will keep you driven and it will give that message to your unconscious brain that it’s all worth the hard work. It will take you to those big lumps of gold, it will get you there eventually.

Keep panning for gold, keep looking for those successes, stay positively focussed on your life and your business and you will get to that huge vision.

Until next time, be successful.

 

 

About The Author

About The Author

George Swift - The Mindset Mechanic

George is the Founder of BBB Success Groups and the driving force behind the content, tools and techniques at BBB. Driven by a lifetime of knowing life could be better, George has spent over 20 years understanding how the mind creates the experience we have in this world and how it ultimately determines our success.

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