There Are Four Types of People in the World (And Only One of Them Is Right)
Want to change the world?
If so, you want to get more done, in less time, with less waste. And that starts with managing your TIME. To get there, first identify your TYPE.
There are only four types of people in the world. You can see them in the four quadrants below.
Which one are you…?
Type 1 — No Information/No Implementation
This is the proverbial “couch potato”. No need to feel sorry for this guy. His steady diet of reality TV, Home Shopping Network, food stamps, and government cheese is all his fault. He’s either convinced himself that he is not capable of doing anything, or he is too lazy to do it.
Type 2 — All Information/No Implementation
These are the know-it-alls who talk a big game, but never actually do anything. They are the ones who use the phrase, “I am going to…”
“I am going to write a book.”
“I am going to quit my job and start my own business.”
“I am going to ask her out on a date.”
The problem is that they never get around to doing anything. And to make matters worse, when you do something, they are the first critics in line to tell you how you should have done it.
To avoid this Type 2 trap, take action, then talk about what you did — not what you are going to do.
Type 3 — No Information/All Implementation
You have to feel sorry for these guys — they are chickens with their heads cut off. They go from one thing to the next… trying, trying, and trying harder. They never get anywhere because they don’t know what they’re doing.
If only they would take a few minutes to get some advice, they’d be on their way to success. The problem is, they don’t have time to ask — they’re too busy doing.
I often picture this kind of person with his email account open, Facebook notifications on, and his phone buzzing. You have to give him credit for doing something. It’s just that in all his doing he never gets anything done.
To avoid this Type 3 trap, keep in mind that motion does not actually signify progress. Jogging in place may be good for warming up, but you will never finish the marathon unless you start moving forward.
Type 4 — All Information/All Implementation
This is the goal. Strive to be as educated as possible about everything and anything that you
do—then do it!
If you want to lose weight, study nutrition and diet plans, take a course on fitness, and then get busy.
If you want to start a business, take a few courses from some competent instructors, then get that webpage up and start making sales.
If you want to learn how to be a gourmet cook, buy a few books, then get cooking!
Any way you shake it, strive to be a Type 4 person. The spoils don’t belong to the smart or to the strong—they belong to the one who first points in the right direction (information) and then runs (implementation).
It could be a home-run sale or that job interview you’ve been waiting for. It could be a million-dollar merger or it could just be a line that’s going to get you a date with the girl across the room.
In any case, the key to success is the same — coupling information with implementation.
The outcome of your chance of a lifetime is being decided right now. Whatever your goals may be, take the time to study and practice for that day, so when it comes, you’ll be able to squeeze the trigger on success.
How Do You Ensure You Are a Type 4 Person?
There are simple steps you can take today to be a Type 4 Person:
- Write down one goal. Make it short and sweet (e.g., learn to speed-read).
- Take some time to attend an online courses or read some books on the topic.
- Learn it!
- Do it!
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About The Author
Ed Rush is a world-renown speaker, a five-time #1 bestselling author, and a highly successful business consultant who was featured on CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC. He has spent a significant amount of time in the cockpit of an F-18 fighter jet, so he knows the value of strategy and the power of focus. He has effectively taken the principles that he learned flying faster than the speed of sound, and translated them into good business. His clients range from small startups to multinational organizations, and include CEOs, founders, political leaders, sports teams, national universities, Hollywood stars, and even a contestant on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice. To buy any of Ed's books, visit his bookstore right now or hire Ed to speak at your next event.