Many of my coaching clients, Dojo Members and friends consistently discuss how to accomplish their goals. The issue is not in setting meaningful goals. 98% of the people I meet can tell you what they want out of life. The problem is in the “how to get it”.
“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.” – Michael Jordan
One method of achieving your most meaningful, big and worthwhile goals is to be successful before the world wakes up. This means breaking down your goal into smaller actions to be taken. Don’t worry that you don’t have the complete 3, 5 or 26 step formula correct at this time. The reason? As you take actions towards a goal, new opportunities and learning occurs. Being flexible to this process will allow you to take advantage of the opportunities & short-cuts that will come your way.
12 Years ago, I was fed up with being overweight. I started using a simple program called 8 minutes in the morning. The key to this was rolling out of bed and doing the 8 minutes of exercises. After 30 days of this, I had lost 12 pounds. I soon discovered that as long as I did one thing each morning towards a major goal, it created a process as strong as a powerful tsunami.
The key is to do your crucial next actions towards your essential priorities each day before you head off to conquer the rest of the day. The time doesn’t matter. Some people say you need an hour. I say, do the most crucial thing before the rest of the world in your area wakes up.
You will create a momentum that will motivate you, inspire you and pull you through the tough spots and low energy periods that will come your way. You will be successful!
What are your top 3 Essential Priorities right now?
Which one is the most important for you to accomplish this year?
What is the one action you must take each day to move you closer to realizing this?
How much time each day will this action take?
Is this reasonable given your schedule?
Now plan this action and time into the first thing you do each day in order to be successful before the world wakes up!
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I am a grower of human capability and a business builder. The best part of my life is helping people become stronger and develop their skills, talents and character in order to lead powerful lives. I have had the great privilege to study under some of the greatest minds of business, leadership, health and fitness along with the most talented Martial Arts instructors. My passion is helping people to become even more powerful in life than they already are.
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