What Does It Take to Become a Go Getter?

What in the world is a go getter? The person you say, “Hey go get my coffee” to?

That’s simple. It takes the ability to listen and act upon directions.

Or is a go getter the type of person who strives forward?

If that’s a go getter, then it doesn’t really take much.

I’m probably the laziest person I know. Actually, I’m pretty certain I’m the laziest person I know. My friends keep asking me to do sales for their companies. I keep declining, even though I would earn three times more money than I do now.

Why?

Because it takes too much work.

I’m as lazy as can be. I’m not going to work three times harder than I already do to earn three times more money. That’s absolutely ridiculous.

Instead, what I would rather do is work smarter than harder.

Why?

Because I’m as lazy as it gets.

So how do we work smarter and get more results?

We first start by laying out a foundation. Brick by brick. Piece by piece. We take baby steps. Maybe thirty minutes here. Thirty minutes there. Then start building.

Now, the hard part of all this is that it takes self discipline. The ability to hold ourselves accountable for our actions. The ability to keep ourselves motivated to work, even though we aren’t seeing any results at all. I mean, who wants to keep going when they only got 100 views their first month trying, or 3,000 views their second month?

However, as a few months go by, the results trickle in. Then they compound. Next thing you know, you’re looking at the analytics and you’re wondering how in the world you have close to 4 million views in less than a year.

What did you do differently than what you did when you had a hundred views?

The answer is simple.

Nothing.

All you did was stay consistent.

So how do you become a go getter?

You maintain your self discipline to stay consistent in what you do.

Originally posted on Quora.

Leonard Kim consults startups and writes books like The Etiquette of Social Media: How to Connect and Respond to Others in the World of Social Media

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