“The Point” — At Which You Can’t Fail
The “Point” at which you can’t fail? Anyone want to be there? It’s a crazy question that I am sure each and every one of you wishes to know more about. It’s also a question I was asked by a brand new person yesterday afternoon, so I figured that this would be a phenomenal catalyst to assist for today’s topic. What is that Point where you have created enough belief that you can actually say that you are at the point at which you cannot fail? What a great question to ponder. The answer is actually very very simple. It’s not an easy answer to swallow but it is simple.
The Point at which you will become a Super Success Machine is when………… The Pain of NOT Achieving YOUR GOALS is GREATER than the PLEASURE of achieving them. Think about what I just spelled out for you. The Pain of not having that NEW CAR must exceed the Joy of HAVING THAT NEW CAR. Think about how human nature is and how we are wired. Know that the power in the goals that you have is two fold. One is the desire for the goal. The other is raising the level of desire high enough for the goal that we cannot live without it.
Think about these questions :
1) Do you pay your bills the moment they arrive?
Of Course not. We have a DUE DATE. That due date carries with it the consequence of a late payment fee or a negative item on our credit report. So there it is, the consequence or pain of not paying the bill exceeds the ease of just writing the check….
2) Do you (REALLY) drive the speed limit most of the time ?
Of course not….LOL… Think about this, if there were noone around to police the speed limit how fast would you drive? Most of us would drive as fast as we could up till one of several consequences occurs. All of us would limit the speed to the consequences – Poor MPG, A Ticket is we do get caught, or perhaps the consequence of the vehicle adhering to the laws of physics…. Taking a turn too fast has the consequence of flipping the vehicle over.
#3) If you had no food and were starving, wouldn’t you go to some extreme measures to get some food for self preservation?
Of course you would. There are survival stories all over the place like this.
Herein lies and amazing reality of Goal Setting. You will NEVER EVER DO Your Best or BETTER than you best until that moment is upon you that you cannot live without succeeding. Period End of Story.
The “Point” at which you can’t fail is that point where you have made a decision that the goal is THE most important thing you focus you energy and thought upon. You must be clear and have made the internal decision FOR REAL that you will indeed not give up until you have the prize OR you must be willing to literally DIE in the process if you do not hit your goals. This also begins to shape and form what are real goals and what is just bullshit we tell ourselves it would be nice to achieve and or have.
Now that we have a tremendous foundation of the work you must do on yourself before you get to your business…… This plays an extraordinary part of goal setting. Getting the goal in front of you that you will do WHATEVER IT TAKES TO ACHIEVE is tantamount to its successful attainment. Simply put its not a game of keeping up with the Jones its a matter of keeping up with what you truely truely desire.
Pain is the simple greatest motivator you could ever have at play in your life……
So to Turbo-Charge your goal setting and your ability to achieve them, you are actually going to GO NEGATIVE……
I mean it. In your GRATITUDE JOURNAL after your write out what you are Grateful for each and every day you are now going to add one paragraph for each GOAL. That paragraph must be a recounting of all of the negative aspects of not achieving the goal.
GOAL : Brand New Loaded Honda Accord in Redd with a Grey Leather Interior.
CONSEQUENCE PARAGRAPH : If I do not achieve the goal of getting this new Honda. I will have to drive my 6 year old Toyota that the pain is peeling on. That the interior smells like an old dead body in. That has a terrible vibration at 70 MPG. I will also have to live with the Air Conditioning not working properly and arriving at my destination soaked in sweat. Worst of all I know that it is on its last legs. I had to put $1,000 in repairs into the care over the past few months….. etc.
You must build and recount all of the negative issues surrounding what your life will be like if you do not succeed. Only then will your goals have all the power that they can have. See you on our call.
~~ David Varrone
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