The Secrets of a Well-Yoked Professional

Aaron Walker
Aug 13, 2021
Pride and ignorance always come before failure (1)


Do you ever struggle to complete projects because you have too many commitments? How often do you feel "stretched thin" with time? Who's most impacted by your overpacked schedule?

Now more than ever, we face a pandemic that devastates millions of people around the world: an overburdened lifestyle.

Today's marketplace seems full of people who overwhelm themselves with commitment after commitment, keeping their eyes on the prize but experiencing detrimental consequences. While they focus on pursuing wealth, they forget about their health!

Is it worth building a million-dollar company if you end up working yourself to an early grave? In 2018, the National Alliance of Mental Illness reported that 32% of entrepreneurs struggle with two or more mental health conditions. That's staggering!

How many people do you know are overburdened in their life? Maybe it's the single mother who raises three kids, and her oldest is off to high school? Or a college student who's launching a startup company while completing his master's degree in engineering?

In, How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation, Anne Petersen says, "Burnout isn't a place to visit and come back from; it's a permanent residence." We tire out, and our stress grows because we don't know how to lead successful lives.

Pride and ignorance always come before failure. Knowing this, professionals learn to recognize where they need to grow to produce incredible results. They avoid years of trial-and-error by listening to mentors who help guide them to complete their goals.

To find a community of goal-oriented professionals who can help you manage your time to achieve fantastic results, visit our website or apply to join one of our mastermind groups online.

Generating Success With A Yoke?

Oxford defines a yoke as "a wooden crosspiece that fastens over the necks of two animals and attaches to a plow or cart." Animals must work together to plow a field. If one moves forward, the other must follow!

Remember the slogan, "Birds of a feather flock together?" What if your goals are attracting the wrong kind of people? Instead of your friends promoting a mindset of improvement and discipline, are they encouraging ways to overstretch your schedule?

Professionals understand who they yoke themselves to determines their level of success. They're picky about what their partners do on the job because behaviors reveal beliefs.

3 Points To Build An Efficient Lifestyle

In his book, The Ruthless Elimination Of Hurry, John Mark Comer illustrates three points to get back the rhythm of your life and achieve significant results.

1. Write Down A Practical Vision

In today's world, all of us gain happiness from different jobs, hobbies, and people. Most entrepreneurs don't write down a vision of the future, and fewer repeat it every day.

Unfortunately for most people, the buck stops here for their dreams. Without a clear-cut vision, their goals won't come to life, and their responsibilities will be scattered.

Professionals make time for every project to write down a simple, practical vision that compels them to get up in the morning ready to make their dream a reality. The moment you can illustrate your goals through words, you're bound for success!

2. Eliminate Your Unhealthy Habits

Do you remember the quote, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?" In business, when people make this mistake, it costs them more than profit.

Entrepreneurs claim they want incredible results, but many aren't willing to change the habits that create obstacles to success. It's never fun to recognize that we're the reason why we don't produce positive results.

Take time to reflect about the habits preventing you from your goals, and the people who don't help you with your projects. When you start eliminating the unnecessary behaviors and influences from your life, every day feels ten times happier.

3. Yoke Yourself To Professionals

Frederick Dale Bruner says, "A yoke is a work instrument. Thus, when Jesus offers a yoke, he offers what we might think tired workers need least. They need a mattress or a vacation, not a yoke."

When we yoke ourselves to someone or something, we commit ourselves to what they stand for. We adopt the same mindset and make decisions together. With our colleagues, our relationships grow stronger, and we gain more perspectives about our beliefs.

Take time to make efforts to yoke yourself with like-minded professionals who can work arm-in-arm with you to see projects successful. There's no substitution for a talented and encouraging group of team-driven people.

As you commit to these principles, you'll begin to see success unfold within your projects. Your team will appreciate your core beliefs, and you'll inspire them to achieve outstanding results.

As an efficient professional, your energy and confidence will multiply in your life, and you'll achieve results unlike you've ever seen. You'll begin to share countless moments with friends, family, and colleagues that you would've otherwise missed out in your life. Through courage, faith, and determination, you'll reap the rewards of an unburdened life.

As you work through this, you'll need other professionals who can partner with you to achieve a productive lifestyle. Reach out to us at our website and apply to join one of our mastermind groups online.

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