The Best Advice You’ll Ever Get
I’ve gotten a lot of advice from a lot of people. The truth is – most of the advice I’ve received is absolutely terrible. In life – you need to be able to remove the noise – and listen to your inner voice. Your inner voice does not scream – it whispers. Everyone will tell you what you SHOULD do – but only you know what you MUST do.
The truth is – there are some words of wisdom that are applicable to everyone. Every time. Every place.
I’ve filtered out all the bogus advice – so that you don’t have to.
This is an outline of success – in its most logical form.
Success is created through momentum. Momentum is THE most addicting drug on the planet. Momentum is why the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the mediocre stay mediocre. That’s Newton’s law of physics – ‘An object in motion tends to stay in motion.’ Momentum is an avalanche, not a snowball. Successful people create the avalanche.
In order to create your own avalanche – you need to commit. You don’t get what you want in life – you get what you’re committed to. If you commit to momentum – you have to focus on incremental growth. Some people refer to this as the aggregation of marginal gains, the compound effect, or the SNOWBALL effect. 1% every day. That’s the secret.
In order use momentum effectively, you have to reverse engineer the solution. So, here is the formula.
Awareness + Energy = Momentum
Understanding where you are (mentally and physically) is the first step to any change. Successful people are mindful of the moment. They know who they are, in relation to what’s happing around them, in relation to where they want to go. Self-awareness is the beginning of your snowball.
If you’re a consultant, coach, or therapist, the first step is always benchmarking. You need to understand where your client is, and where they want to go. If you don’t know where they’re at with their mind and body, you can’t become a true change agent. This is a self-awareness process that you can go through on your own.
Once you are completely mindful of your current situation – you use your energy to get to the next step. Change only happens with high energy. If you’re looking to gain real momentum – you need high positive energy. High negative energy will only hold you back. High positive energy will turn your snowball into an avalanche. Once again, that amount of energy takes a commitment – and committed people understand the power of decision.
Successful people make the decision to become the best problem solvers. They find new problems, and create new solutions. Unsuccessful people have the same problems OVER AND OVER again.
Here is the formula for how to solve any problem in life:
- State the ultimate outcome
- Reverse engineer the solution to develop the first step.
Unsuccessful people get caught up in the details at the forefront. Successful people are self-aware of who they are, and use all their energy to propel themselves toward the first step. After you take the first step – you can reassess your situation, and put all your energy into the 2nd step – and so on. Success is a step by step process.
Mindset Shift: You have to be ready to take the next step right now.
If you always know what the next step is – you will find success.