Hi, I'm Martial Arts Master Bill FitzPatrick
Yes, in the midst of the turmoil of modern life it is important -
it is ESSENTIAL that we frequently pause to assess
Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going?
Every day we are bombarded with over 5,000 advertising messages
Every day, we have bosses and managers and students and clients and patients and customers after us
Every day, we have husbands and wives and siblings and kids and in-laws making suggestions and demands
Every day, Whether we want them or NOT we have well meaning or just knucklehead friends and co-workers offering opinions
Most of it
Did you watch Dancing With the Stars last night?
I don't think that house looks like its worth $200,000
Do you like my new shoes when I wear them with these new jeans?
EVERYONE has a daily grind
Get up, get dressed, fight the traffic, go to work, go to the supermarket, call home, get to the kids soccer game, get to the gym -
And on top of all that
What is that strange sound the car is making?
And why does my back hurt?
Ideas, suggestions, orders, requests, sales pitches, problems, opportunities
Coming at you, coming at you, coming at you
So, in the midst of the turmoil of modern life
IT is so EASY to get DISTRACTED
Can I have ONE DAMN second for myself to just breathe?
Return to your calm center
Refocus, refocus, refocus
STOP long enough to
See the goal before you
Rich and retired in 20 years or less
The fact that there is a traffic jam
The fact that your boss is an asshole
The fact that your car needs a tune-up
The fact that the Red Sox are losing
All that crazy STUFF happening right now
Is TRIVIAL BULLSHIT!
in 20 years or less
You will have completed Plan A
You will own 6 properties
You will have paid off the mortgages
You will have lots of wonderful people called tenants giving you money every month - EVERY month
You BLOCK the trivial
You PLOD Forward
There is a Guiding Light
YOUR Action Principles