Successful People are Drivers, Not Passengers. Become a Driver
by Bryan Beckstead
When Donald Trump walks into his office, do you think he is a driver or a passenger? You do not even have to know what the terms means to know the answer; he's a driver. He is a successful person, do you think he got there being passive and sitting back, like a passenger, or do you think he got where he is by taking the wheel, and going where he wanted to go?
I use this analogy a lot in my material, drivers and passengers. I use it because it's accurate and it tells the right story and gives the right image. Lets add one more ingredient to the mix before we continue; our agenda. This is what we are driving, or should be driving. I refer to what we want to do each day, what we have planned to do each day as our agenda, this agenda is crucial to our success. Without an agenda set up for each day, we are at the mercy of all that is around us. And all that is around us is not beneficial to us reaching our goals and being successful.
The very name denotes action, being in charge, taking the wheel and deciding where you are going and how to get there. These are the very traits of successful people that you want to have. Before you take charge, grab the wheel and zoom off, you need something in place first. Every plane that takes off has to have a flight plan, not only does it make sense, it's also the law. Successful people do not take off without their flight plan; I call it their agenda. That is the term I use to denote what they want to do on any given day and how they are going to do it.
Having your own agenda in place is the first step in becoming a driver. Without an agenda in place, what are you going to do when you start your day? What direction will you go in, what do you want to do when you get there, what will prevent you from going in the wrong direction? These are all questions that you need answers to before you start your day. Here is what drivers do, before they start their day:
· Have a clear idea of what they want to accomplish, before the day starts.
· Have these ideas written down, accessible to them throughout the day.
· Have these ideas Prioritized.
· These daily Priorities are part of a larger plan of action.
· The Priorities are Time Activated into time slots reserved for these specific actions.
· They invest a small amount of time prior to each day, knowing the benefits they will reap will be 10 fold greater than the small initial time already invested.
Finally, Drivers do not leave anything to chance. They know what they want to do, when they want to do it and they go about making these things happen. They accomplish this by driving their agenda. I can tell you from seeing thousands of people driving their agendas, the fact that you take the initiative and start to drive your agenda; this initiative is going to guarantee you about 95 percent of the time that you will be uncontested. If you are already in the driver's seat, you will not often find that you have to fight for the seat; it is very much a first come first serve situation.
Just as the term driver denotes certain images, so does the word passenger; passive, not in control, not deciding where or when to go. It's hard to dictate the pace of things from the back seat. You may not have looked at starting your day out as a driver or a passenger. That makes sense, who would? The people who do are the ones who have been exposed to my material and are now actively looking for ways to better invest their time, be more productive and to reduce substantially their stress levels. You have a better idea of what a driver does to be successful. The passengers do the opposite. They make no attempt to organize themselves, Prioritize their activities, have a master plan laid out and they certainly do not have an agenda to drive.
Now that you have had an opportunity to see what a driver does and what a passenger does, which one would you like to be?
Bryan Beckstead is the creator and developer of the Power Time System and the Power Productivity Maximizer and has been involved in the Self Improvement industry for almost 35 years. Visit him at http://www.powertimesystem.com .