Have you ever wondered how some people tend to accomplish so much more in their day and in their lives? Do you wish you could accomplish more and create more momentum in your business? This article will help you at least double your results over the next 21 days.
I wrote about how MOST people accomplish far less in their day than what they are capable of. The biggest culprits in this criminal behavior are lack of focus and distractions. On the flip side, there are a small percentage of people who accomplish a tremendous amount each day and they have fun doing it. So let’s take a look at what they do.
First, lets look at their mindset towards their work. When they look at work, they don’t fear it, they don’t worry about it and they don’t get stressed out about it. It’s just work! Some of the work they do is tough and some of it comes quite easy. Some of the work they do is naturally enjoyable and some of the work they do is not. The bottom line is that they create a mindset that allows them to do the tough work and the easy work as well as the enjoyable work and the work that’s not naturally as enjoyable. At the end of the day, what winners crave is a feeling of accomplishment. That’s where the real enjoyment comes from. Knowing you moved the needle or as Steve Jobs said “making your dent in the universe.”
So here are three strategies for being in that rare category of people who “make a dent in the universe” each day.
- Ask yourself the Miracle Question, “What is the most important thing I need to accomplish today to move me powerfully in the direction of my goals?” In my experience, there is always one thing that stands out above all the others, but most people never take the time to figure it out. Once you know what it is, you have tremendous power. After you have figured out your most important thing, you can continue asking the question to get the second most important thing, the third most important thing, etc…[br]
- Now that you know your three or four most important things you need to accomplish in your day, you’re ready to take the next step. PUT THEM ON YOUR DAILY SCHEDULE! Not on a “To Do List”, but on your daily calendar. With specific times that you will accomplish these tasks. Just like you put the meetings you have to attend on your calendar, put the “most important things” you have to accomplish on your calendar too. This automatically makes them important and significantly increases the likelihood that you will actually do them. One additional tip is to put your number one “most important thing” early in the day, whenever possible. Accomplishing something big early in your day, supercharges the rest of your day![br]
- The final step is quite simple. STICK TO YOUR SCHEDULE! You have put the most important things you have to accomplish on your schedule. Some of these things will be easy and many will be challenging, but it really doesn’t matter. Stick to what you have put on your calendar. Don’t be tempted by emails and interruptions. These are THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS you have to do today. Everything else is much less important.
I challenge you to try this system for the next 21 days. That’s how long it takes to build a habit. Some days, putting these three steps in action will be a pain in the you know what, but I promise you that 21 days from now you will have accomplished at least twice as much as you normally would have. And you will have a lifetime system that will drive you to maximum achievement.