I watched a great documentary about the rock band Queen the other day, and it threw up 2 great goal achievement tips. One of them is a practical tip, and the other is a mental tip, so let’s dive right in…
Queen were one of the biggest bands in rock, all over the world, made up of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. It’s John Deacon that gives the first tip.
Often referred to as ‘the other one’, because he was the quietest in the band. That’s one of the reasons he got the job, and it worked well for the band dynamic for him to take more of a background role.
In fact he wrote some massive hits for the band, most notably their biggest US hit ‘Another One Bites The Dust.’
He also came up with the riff for the band’s hit with David Bowie ‘Under Pressure’.
I’m sure if you think about the start of that song in your head, it will be Deacon’s bass riff that comes to mind, but if it doesn’t, just look it up on you tube!
In the documentary, Roger Taylor explained how they were sitting around in the studio when Deacon came up with the riff, which the band liked straight away.
Then they went out for a pizza, and by the time they came back, Deacon had totally forgotten it! He just couldn’t remember it, but fortunately Taylor could, and the song developed into the huge hit it became.
Can you see the tip here? Write it down!
Write your ideas down. As you go along the path towards your goal, taking action will develop ideas in your head. They may come at any time of day. They may turn out to be great, they may turn out to be rubbish, but an easy thing to do is to put it to the back of your mind and promptly forget it!
That’s a huge waste of a great resource – your brain. As you pick up habits and momentum towards your goal, your subconscious mind will get to work coming up with ideas form the knowledge it has. It will then deliver them to your conscious mind, which is why you can get hit by an idea out of nowhere.
Something I have found myself guilty of, is to think you are committing it to memory, but in fact you aren’t. Even in as little as an hour, if enough else is occupying your mind, the idea will have been forgotten. You end up knowing that you had an idea, but you can’t remember it.
That’s what happened with John Deacon’s ‘Under Pressure’ riff. He had another band member on hand to remember for him, but not all of us can have that luxury, so the next best thing is a note pad. Write the idea down, so you can come back to it later.
It’s a simple tip, but one that can make an enormous difference in your progress and development. Don’t forget to read the other tip in Part 2!
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