If you have goals, the only way to achieve them is to take massive action on a consistent basis.
I’m a huge Grant Cardone fan and I think his book The 10X Rule is a must read for anyone who wants to do big things in life.
If you’re not familiar with Grant, check out his YouTube channel and his books.
If you’re interested in self development then you’ve heard about SMART Goals: goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Based.
I agree with Grant’s 10x Rule mentality: 10x all of your goals. Think big. Get excited.
If you want to make $2,000 a month, why not aim for $20,000?
Wouldn’t it be more exciting and motivating to work towards making $20,000 a month rather than $2,000 that might be just enough to pay the bills and get by depending on where you live or how much money you owe?
What is Massive Action?
The idea behind having gigantic, unrealistic goals is that you’ll be more motivated and willing to push through the obstacles.
That’s where massive action comes in.
This is one of my favorite quotes:
“You can’t have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic..”
If you’re going after goals that if you were to achieve them it would blow your mind… You need to be taking some serious action every day, pushing yourself to the limit.
Massive Action. We’re not talking about staying busy, crossing off a series of simple tasks on your to do list.
Little action or no action at all is not going to get you to the finish line.
Start With A Plan
Have a look at each one of you goals and start working backwards. Breaking down your goals into actionable steps will help you figure out how to get started.
What do I need to do today?
What do I need to achieve in the next 30 days?
What would the next 90 days look like on the path to achieving that goal?
Where do you need to be in the next 6 months? The next year?
Just Get Started
If you can leave perfectionism at the door, you’ll be miles ahead of your competition.
Too often, people wait until everything is perfect or they are 100% ready to get started.
Don’t wait. Just get started.
Even if you don’t feel like it, set a timer on your phone for just 5 or 10 minutes.
What can you achieve in 5 minutes that would help you make progress towards your goal?
Sometimes just getting started is the hardest part. Challenge yourself to work on your project or task until the timer goes off. It’s only 5 or 10 minutes. You can do it.
Often, after those 10 minutes, you’ll feel like going again and setting the timer for another 10 or 15 minutes.
The Pomodoro Technique
When I started using the Pomodoro Technique my productivity soared.
What you do is set a timer on your phone for 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break.
It’s incredibly simplistic but it’s effective.
You want to focus on just one task for 25 minutes and then take a short break before doing another 25 minutes.
When you’ve completed four pomodoros, take a longer break for 20 or 30 minutes before you start another cycle.
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