Matthew's Mind

Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly.

“You can’t dabble your way to riches”.

I heard that phrase this week and love it. Pretty self-explanatory and to the point, don’t you think?

Sure you could (and should) dabble in various projects. But the goal of dabbling is to figure out what’s worth diving into. Spend 90% of your time in committed, proven activities and 10% dabbling; not the other way around.

It’s amazing how many people are continuous dabblers; living in a half-committed world. This marketing program, that product, this sales question, that staff expectation.

Dabbling leads to one of two conclusions – quit or dive in!

And finally, for those activities you KNOW deserve commitment, don’t allow the “I don’t have time” self-talk to take root. You work 8 hours a day (at least). Carve out a mere 15 minutes daily and (250 workdays a year) you’ve found 62 HOURS to master something. Let that become your new mindset.

“You can’t dabble your way to riches”.

Please don’t try.


One thought on “Dabblers vs. Divers

  1. Beth B says:

    I really liked this! Going to use it in my next sales meeting. Thank you Matt.


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