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Ironic, but true: Your results in life are limited when you focus on them too much.

Being frenetically focused on making that sale, connecting with that person and getting their support, getting that raise, building your business just the right way before you launch, etc. is called attachment.

Attachment creates anxiety, which decreases your chances of getting what you want.

This is particularly true when things don't turn out the way you expected them to. You feel like a failure, your energy is drained, you're thus less likely to persist.

This is silly. It's based on a ridiculous — and false — view of reality.

The reality is that there are infinite factors beyond your control. Your job, therefore, is to have a clear vision and a sincere and willing heart, and to just stay in motion doing good in the world.

The reality is that you don't really know what will come out of your honest efforts.

The 20th Century genius Buckminster Fuller taught a concept called "precession" that provides a much more useful view of reality.

Precession is the natural side effects produced by your direct actions, usually without you even realizing it.

For example, bees work directly to gather nectar to make honey, without knowing anything about cross-pollination. A bee can work all day and not find any nectar, but still be fulfilling a profound purpose.

If you feel like that honeybee — working hard and not seeing any results — you can either whine about it and give up, or you can have faith and keep moving forward.

And is doing the right thing only about results anyway? Are you only going to do the right things if you see tangible and immediate results in your life?

Is that the legacy you want to leave: "He was a really good man and did really good things — until he stopped seeing results. Then he just kind of fizzled out."

Nonsense. Take time now to study precession. Get clear on what you stand for and what you'll fight for. Discover your passion and purpose.

Then, get moving and keep moving. Accept the fact up front that your most powerful results won't even be on your radar at the moment.

Trust precession and you'll always stay motivated to do the right thing. You'll keep striving through temporary "failure." You'll learn to ignore the distracting and criticizing voices.

So what are you waiting for?




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