The Great Cycle Of Achievement
I want you to pay attention as you read this, because as you pay attention you’re going to realize something interesting.
Over the last couple of days, I’ve talked a lot about goal setting.
Today, I want to talk about something bigger – a cycle.
A cycle all great leaders and achievers go through to accomplish their goals and create influence in their fields.
This is the formula for creating magic like results in anything you touch.
It all starts with Vision.
Vision is dreaming of a better future. Seeing something of today, and invisioning, and dreaming up a better version of it tomorrow.
Vision can be small or large.
If it’s big enough, it can encompass the vision of thousands or millions of other people. Your vision, like my vision; can be big enough for everyone.
Because a unified vision is inexplicably more powerful than a single vision. That’s why we’ve been able to create such magic in a short time with Empower Network. One unified vision, 200,000 people.
The first step is to have a vision, or be part of one. Your vision is your dream. However small or large, it has to be a dream of something better.
2. Goal Setting
The next step is to set goals, like I’ve talked about in the last couple of posts. Setting goals is easy, yet few people do it right.
Your goal should be set in STONE. Rock solid, unmovable.
The goal shouldn’t change until you’ve achieved it. The only way to make sure of that is to get really clear on what you want before setting the goal. Your goals should be specific, written on paper, measurable, realistic and motivational all at the same time.
3. Game Planning
Game planning is the next step after goal setting. A game plan is how you’re going to achieve your goal. What action steps are you going to take to achieve it.
Game plans shouldn’t be set in stone, they should be set in SAND.
Game plans need to be flexible, and you need to know when to stop doing what’s not working and change course.
Like if a particular traffic generation strategy isn’t working or some kind of marketing funnel. If you decided to generate leads through a medium that’s not working, you need to stop it and adjust that part of the plan.
The game plan is like the vehicle, the strategy.
Always prioritize tasks in your game plan, by creating a meta and micro strategy like I talked about in the last goal setting post.
The next step in the cycle of achievement is actually working.
The most powerful way to get other people to join your vision is to…
Lead by example. Now maybe you’re doing something where other people can join your vision.
If you are, you need to cast out your vision. If you’re in the Network Marketing space, this makes a lot of sense. You can cast out your vision of creating a better more abundant future by building an organization.
Because YOU have a better way, and people can join that vision and cast it out themselves – inspiring others to unify their vision with yours.
Before you start the working process, always create a list of resources you have available to you, and figure out how to best utilize them. Learn to delegate and operate productively.
Most importantly, be consistent.
5. Seeking Counsel
The last step in the great cycle of achievement is seeking counsel, asking for HELP. The biggest mistake you can ever make is thinking you’re smarter than everyone.
Not listening to the advice of people already in the position you want to be. Seek counsel, in people who empower you and inspire you to be GREAT.
The kind of people who have already achieved what you want to achieve. Ask for help, and you’ll get it – eventually.
Always revise your strategy, look at and adjust your game plan, focus on what’s working, every single day.
That’s the cycle of achievement, and it works every time.
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P.P.S. Here are some things I recommend you follow:
My Empower Network Blog – this is messages to my personal team.
The Corporate Blog at Empower Network – by far the most badass videos you’ve ever seen, that come out DAILY.