A blog by Pádraic Ó Máille.
Discipline # 1.Get a Great S.H.A.G.

Hey everybody, my name is Pádraic Ó Máille, Founder of SMÁCHT, the business that helps you get better outcomes, and today I want to share with you ONE mindset and ONE discipline that will guarantee you better outcomes.

Many people have a Lotto Mindset. They believe that success can be bought with a ticket and earned in a heartbeat. The reality is that neither success nor failure are rarely ever, ever, ever overnight outcomes.

It’s been said that the line which separates success from failure is as fine as a razors edge. What then is that line?

I believe the great American writer Jim Rohn nailed it when he said. ‘Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors of judgement, repeated every day. It is the accumulated weight of our disciplines and our judgements that leads us to either fortune or failure.’

There you have the only mindset you’ll ever need for success.

A few simple disciplines practiced every day.

Over in Connemara they have a wonderful word for discipline. It’s called SMACHT. And it means a whole lot more than just discipline. When my uncle Stiofáin proclaimed to my mother that he’d put ‘Smácht on my fishing’ he meant to put shape or manners or control or mastery on it.

So if SMÁCHT is the mindset what are the few simple disciplines?

The first of the great disciplines is to get a great S.H.A.G.

Working from right to left the ‘G’ stands for GOAL.

You’ve heard it before.

‘You can’t hit a target you can’t see.’

‘Success is goals and everything else is commentary.’

‘Success is the progressive realisation of worthy ideals.’

Goals provide focus, direction and purpose. As Jim Rohn also said ‘you can’t change your destination overnight but you can change your direction.’

The H and A in SHAG stand for what Jim Collins described as ‘Hairy and Audacious’ goals. Many people have impotent goals. They lack suction and passion and the drive to propel you out of bed each morning. Get the SMÁCHT to create Hairy Audacious Goals.

Even Hairy Audacious Goals are insufficient to actually execute your goals. For that you require SMÁCHT. The SMÁCHT to repeatedly picture and affirm and believe that your goals have actually happened.

By doing this you harness the infinite power of your omnipotent subconscious mind. You don’t have to understand the process of how this works. It works regardless. If you cut your finger your blood will naturally coagulate.

The best way therefore to activate your subconscious mind is to thank it for making your goal come true.

Over and over again, develop the SMÁCHT to affirm

‘Thank you subconscious mind for the explosive success in my business today.’ (Insert whatever your burning desire is.

This week, make it your business to S.H.A.G. with passion and gusto and belief.

All you need is SMÁCHT.

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