Achieving Success – Is the Chicken or the Egg First?

I hear from a lot of the marketing gurus that success is 90% mindset, at least.  The other 10% then, is method. I used to believe it.  Because, after all, shouldn’t those running successful businesses and making millions of dollars know what it takes? But as I struggled, my experience made me doubt the accuracy of this 90/10 rule. I did all of the mindset stuff right.  I made it 90% of my focus.  And I was good.   Affirmations, meditations, visualizations . . . I was a 24/7 living, breathing picture of success.  In my mind. Reality, however, was different. The method wasn’t that big of a deal, right?  So I picked a supposed “proven method” and I did it.  Exactly as I was told.  Step-by-step. I stuck with it.  Invested (or wasted?) lots of money, and time. I didn’t achieve success. Some people will say my mindset must have been wrong.  Or that I didn’t give it long enough. But I struggled in this same spot for nearly a year.  Thinking my day would come.  In fact, knowing my day would come.  100% convinced. Things really turned around for me when I started doing more and thinking less.  When I did more method and less mindset. I began to question why the 90/10 rule hadn’t worked for me.  I believed and trusted those who preached it. And, I’ve come to realize that those who preach it believe it too.  No one was intentionally trying to mislead me. I think for them, it is 90/10.  Because once you have your “method” down, it is easy. And then it really...