As I delve deeper into the area of obtaining material success I am beginning to notice that it, like MANY other things I have studied so far, is basically based on a science. I looked up the word science to get a proper understanding of its’ meaning in relation to our topic.
Science, in the broadest sense refers to any systematic knowledge or practice. So, if we look at this practically we will agree that wealth will never come to a person who hasn’t taken the necessary steps or actions…just like a house will never be built (no matter how much material is available) unless there are people there to physically form the structure. And these physical actions for obtaining material success are what we are dealing with.
Singling these actions out wouldn’t be productive here because they, for the most part, are relative. Sure, certain things are necessary for wealth building but most things depend solely on the person and where he or she is in their development. What we are focusing on here is a person operating their life in a manner which wealth can be accumulated and this, my friend, seems to be a science, a systematic practice.
If you have a network marketing business for example, you want to promote it from all possible angles to ensure maximum growth but you definitely want to be doing this in a way that will give you a good ROI (return on investment of both your time and money). On the other hand you can run out and do all sorts of things without testing and measuring what you are doing but this isn’t recommended. I heard Brian Tracey mention one time that a person who runs out and does all sorts of things isn’t being efficient with his time he is doing these things because he is confused. And if you think about it, this is true. A person, upon the advice of another will go and try everything under the sun trying to build his business. His “go-getter” attitude is commendable but if he isn’t paying close attention to what is bringing him the best return then he may run himself to the poor house, the asylum or both. Jim Rohn says to never start the day without finishing the day. His logic is that you should never go into the next day without knowing exactly what it is you are going to do.
So work out the next day from start to finish then when it comes you will know exactly how you are going to be productive. And if you are aware of which activities are the most productive your days will be more effective and obtaining material wealth will be “text book”.
We must stop making the mistake of doing many things with the hopes of good results. You can’t duplicate hope. But you can duplicate science. The actions are still relative but the science is applicable to all. When you eat relates to you and only you. But the universal law says that if you don’t eat you DIE.