The year is almost over. What will you accomplish?
As of this writing, we’re less than a month away from October. That means we have one quarter left before the year is over.
In my view, that’s plenty of time to envision, to plan, and to achieve a whole new goal before the new year.
It’s plenty of time to change an unhealthy routine, learn a new skill, increase your income, lose weight, gain muscle — a lot of things that people say they’re going to do when they make New Year’s resolutions.
Now, in my estimation, the reason that so many people are unable to achieve those resolutions is because they don’t have a solid plan in place, they spread themselves too thin, and because of that they don’t have the resilience to make their goals a reality.
But I’m here to tell you that you can achieve your goals. And I’m also here to tell you that, with the right level of belief, planning, and discipline, that you can even get what you want before this year comes to an end. It’s all about focus. It’s all about following the right formula.
Ready? Okay! Here is how you 10X your life and get ahead of 99% of the people around you when it comes to achieving your goals.
Step1: Pick 1 goal, and 1 goal only
When it comes to achieving your personal, professional, and financial goals, my recommendation is always to think big and to bet yourself. (Who else is going to, if you’re not willing to bet on yourself?)
But remember that we’re talking about what you can achieve before the year ends. If you have massive fitness goals or financial goals or something else entirely, then the best course of action is to focus on one goal and one goal only.
Why one goal? To limit distraction. To increase your odds of achievement. To focus your energy.
Which one do you choose? Well, I can’t answer that for you, but I can tell you that you’ll have to dig deep into yourself to understand what really matters most to you. Maybe the goal that comes to mind is the key to achieving other goals that matter to you?
What’s the one thing that would make the biggest impact in your life?
Choose that one. And then make a serious commitment to it.
Step 2: Focus on that goal like your life depends on it
An effective way of focusing on a goal while actually being able to observe progress is by breaking the goal into smaller incremental goals.
This can make the goal feel less overwhelming. It can also help keep you organized, focused, and motivated.
Say you want to launch the new brand or company you’ve always dreamed of by the end of the year. Start by documenting its Mission, Vision, and Values statements so your intent is crystal clear.
Document your operational strategy, your target consumer, and any additional processes needed to serve them.
Next, you can take care of any legal requirements the business might entail related to your brand name or other intellectual property concerns. (Do this before you invest in a logo, create social media channels, etc. so you don’t find yourself in a pickle.)
Start creating your brand’s website either yourself or with a partner. Write your content, get imagery, finalize your brand’s logo.
Very brief overview or not, if you were to stay disciplined in executing the details captured above, you could easily be ready to launch your brand by the end of the year!
Step 3: Consume Self-Education
We’re lucky enough to live in a time where every possible thing you could learn is just a few keystrokes away. Want to learn sales? There’s a masterclass for that. Considering opening a food cart that serves gourmet desserts. There’s a YouTube tutorial out there. Looking to 10X your existing business? There are assets you can invest in.
The bottom line is, you and only you are holding yourself back from learning these things. It’s your choice to focus your mind and engage with what’s out there. Seek it out. Consume as much as you can. Become an expert. And then execute!
Step 4: Fail until you succeed
If you have a fitness goal, every push-up you do until you reach your goal is going to feel like a failure.
If you have a goal to release a book, then every draft you write until you’re ready to publish is going to be wrong.
The thing we lose sight of is that in each of these “failures” is an opportunity to learn more about ourselves, and each time we pick ourselves back up and start over, is another step that gets us that much closer to achieving our ultimate goal.
Now is the time to get started!
Are you with me? Don’t you want to achieve another goal before 2023 rolls around? All you need to do is choose that one goal, focus on it, learn as much as you possibly can about it, and then try over and over again, until you eventually succeed. And you will succeed!
I want this year to be the biggest game changer you’ve ever experienced, because I want next year to be an even bigger and better year for you! That’s why I’m inviting you to invest in yourself by attending one of Cardone Ventures’ upcoming events.