THE LITTLE KNOWN BENEFITS OF VIRTUAL HUNTING

Deer hunter (released way back in 1997) is a video game where – as the name implies – you hunt deer.

The weird thing about this game was how successful it was.

Despite being panned by critics, it sold a million copies in under a year.

The reason for its success was mostly down to how different it was.

This was truly a one of a kind game. Instead of fighting monsters, or solving puzzles, or quests, or whatever…you…hunted deer. This mostly involved staring at the screen and waiting, waiting, WAITING for the stupid deer to appear. Now, I recently gave this game another go, and it got me thinking about something extremely important.

PATIENCE.

This is a quality many people lack. They want everything NOW. Whether it’s building their business, increasing subscriber count, or making their first million. As you can imagine, this is far from being a good thing. You end up spending your days in a haze of stress and frustration, which does eventually take its toll.

If you can relate to this, then you need to learn to let go and practice patience.

Believe me your blood pressure will benefit.

Not only that, you might find that you get there faster…

…once you stop worrying about how fast you get there.

The moral of the story is this:

People need to learn how to slow down, relax, and be more patient. Whether you’re standing in line, sitting in traffic, or waiting on a phone call. Realize that you’ll get there when you get there.

In the meantime sit back and enjoy the journey.

Adios

Alastair Walton

THE SECRET METHOD FOR GETTING GOOD AT ANYTHING

What’s the secret to getting good at something?

And I’m not just talking about being “good.”

I’m talking about achieving God like mastery.

Well, believe it or not, the real secret is simple repetition.

You want to take something simple and practice it over and over and over again.

This means honing and practicing the basics until they become profound.

It also means daily repetition…

…sometimes for months or even years.

These posts are a good example. At this point I’ve written hundreds of them. Simply by doing this I’ve greatly increased the ability to formulate my thoughts, write them down, and come up with a halfway decent blog post. Even more importantly, my writing speed has greatly increased. What used to take hours, now takes minutes.

The problem with most people is that they don’t want to hear this.

People want overnight results with very little effort.

What they don’t understand is that this method often works a lot better.

You see, time is always passing…

…and eventually it all adds up.

So all you really have to do is devote a few minutes per day to practice.

Over time that combined effort will accumulate…

…and you to will achieve God like mastery of your chosen craft.

Whether that’s writing, speaking, marketing or something else…

…the fruits will be yours to enjoy.

More tomorrow:

Alastair Walton

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT ZOMBIE’S

I was watching a Tony Robbins interview the other day…

At about the halfway mark he said this:

“I’m not here to have an argument with my brain.”

I think most people can relate to this. Whenever we have to do something (whether it’s exercising, eating less, or breaking bad habits) we tend to get into arguments with ourselves. The one side of us knows that we have to take action…

…but the other side resists.

Whether it’s through fear, laziness, anxiety, or simply the unwillingness to change…

…our mind slams the brakes on.

But in order to get anywhere in life you have to stop doing this.

You have to learn how to turn off your thoughts and do what needs to be done.

You have to put yourself on autopilot and become a mindless personal development Zombie.

I’ve experienced this in my own life.

At one stage I wanted to start taking daily walks.

I was slightly overweight and knew that I had to get more exercise.

And although I did start to develop the habit it was still hard as hell.

I’d sit there having an argument with myself…

“Should I do it?”

“No I’m too tired…”

“You have to do it…”

“Today was really tough…”

Etc. etc. and so on.

It was only when I started to turn my brain off and get out of the house no matter what…

…that I managed to hit this habit with 100% accuracy.

The point is this:

Don’t get into arguments with your brain.

Stop thinking about what you have to do.

Simply decide what needs to be done…

… turn your mind off…

…and get going.

Cheers,

Alastair Walton