Time to write 10 goals (more or less is fine) that you will take massive action on in 2017.
Goal writing is incredibly useful if done correctly.
The secret to accomplishing big goals is to adopt the domino effect. You may be asking, “what is the domino effect?”
The Dominio Effect is the principle that a domino can knock over another domino equal to twice its size. Stacked continuously in increasing size, it would only take 52 dominos to reach the moon. The starting domino of a few inches is powerful enough to take down a domino as big as the moon.
What does that mean in your life? Well, a lot of people face tough problems. A lot of people collapse under the pressure or get completely overwhelmed by the thought of the problem.
There’s an old saying that the senior partner, Ralph Fletcher, says, “the only way to eat an entire elephant is to take the first bite.”
9 times out of 10, people get so caught up in the big problem- the 52nd domino that they do not realize that they need to knock over the 2-inch domino first.
The book, “The One Thing” by Gary Keller of Keller Williams details the domino effect and provides many strategies to accomplish your goals.
Write down a goal. It can be anything! For example, say you want to make $100,000 this year. Then, you ask yourself, “what’s the one thing I can do to make $100,000?”
The answer may be something like, take on an extra job or start a business. No matter what your answer is, you continuously ask the follow-up question, “what’s the one thing I can do to accomplish XYZ?”
“What’s the one thing I need to do in 6 months to start my business?”
“What’s the one thing I need to do in 3 months to finish a business plan?”
“What’s the one thing I need to do this month to get partners for my business?”
“What’s the one thing I need to do TODAY to get funding for my business?”
Whatever you break the problem down to, TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY!
You will be amazed at how effective this technique is in training your brain to break large, complex problems down into an actionable step that you can take TODAY!