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Brian Tracy says that it takes five to seven years to achieve mastery in your field. “There are no shortcuts that work in the long term,” he cautions. You must commit to excellence and you need to regularly feed your mind with positive materials.

In my previous post, Internet Marketing Experts Made, Not Born, I highlighted a similar perspective put forward by the late Earl Nightingale. Earl said that if you spend an hour a day studying in your chosen field, you will become an expert in five years.

It is clear that these two highly influential thought leaders believe that the key to personal and business success is commitment: more specifically, a commitment to personal development, educational edification, and mastery of one’s field of endeavour.

Some people may think that five to seven years is a long time to wait to become an expert in their field. Brian and Earl have each pointed out that the time is going to pass anyway, so why not use it constructively and purposefully? …

Brian encourages his students to consider where they will be in five to seven years. In his popular audio program, The New Psychology of Achievement, he asks, “Are you going to be at the top of your field? Or are you still going to be struggling down in the cheap seats with average people who never make any extra effort to get better?”

To achieve mastery and reach the top, here is what he recommends:
Spend at least 30-60 minutes each day reading something educational or motivational.

“Start your day right with mental protein in the form of highly nutritious reading (not ‘mental candy’ like newspapers and television),” says Brian. “If you read 30-60 minutes each day in your field, this will amount to about one book per week.”

New Psychology of AchievementOne book per week amounts to about 50 books per year.

“If you read 50 books per year in your field, you will get the equivalent of a practical Ph.D. in your field each year,” Brian explains. “Just reading one hour per day will make you one of the best educated and highest paid people in your field within two or three years.”

So, where will you be in five to seven years? Are you committed to personal achievement and business excellence? A dedicated daily reading program can be the key to your success.

“Make a decision today to join the top 10% of people in your field,” Brian encourages in his audio program.

That’s what it takes to achieve mastery in your field.

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* You might also enjoy these Affiliate Power Central blog posts:

Internet Marketing Experts Made, Not Born

The New Psychology of Achievement, Review

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