According to Jerry Seinfeld, the real secret to success is simple…just do the opposite.
George Costanza: “Every decision I have ever made in my entire life has been wrong….Every instinct I have in every aspect of life, be it something to wear or something to eat, it’s all been wrong.”
Jerry Seinfeld: “If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right.”
Okay…so Jerry might be oversimplifying things a bit, but sometimes simplification is what brings about clarity. I’m often asked questions about the secret to success, such as: “How can I achieve success in the most important roles of my life such as personal development, family, and work?”
The simple answer is…
Just do the opposite of what 90% of the people are doing,
and you’ll likely be very successful.
So, if most people hit the snooze button first thing in the morning, eat greasy meals throughout the day, and veg in front of the TV for hours when coming home from work, just do the opposite of what they do and you’ll quicly discover just how powerful this secret to success really is!
- Wake up earlier than most.
- Commit to reading 30-60 minutes everyday.
- Exercise daily.
- Be 100 percent responsible for your actions and attitudes throughout the day.
- Invest your best effort at work.
- Choose to see the glass half-full instead of half-empty.
- Eat dinner together as a family.
- Take a walk at night with your family or play games together.
- Start a business on the side or figure out ways to create additional streams of revenue instead of plopping down in front of the TV all night long.
Read the list again. Go ahead, I’ll wait…
After reading the list a second time, did you notice that we addressed how to be successful in all the roles mentioned earlier (i.e. personal development, family, and work)? I’m not sure about you, but doing the opposite actually does seem like the secret to success. Pretty simple, huh?
By the way, check out how George Costanza’s little adventure with this secret to success paid off for him…
Doing the opposite is the message I share in all my keynote presentation.