When I traveled around the country speaking one of the first questions I always asked my audience was “WHAT WOULD YOU DO FIRST IF I TOLD YOU TO GET TO KALAMZOO BY MIDNIGHT TOMMOROW AND I WILL GIVE YOU ONE MILLIONS DOLLARS?”
Most of the responses I got were ” book a ticket” – “get in my car and drive” – “get on a train” etc. etc. and I guess at first glance that is really good. IMPLEMENTATION is a real key to success as I have shared in my portion of THE PHENOMENON(tm) DVD ADVENTURE http://www.brian.in12months.com
NOW stop and take a step back for a moment. Most people reading this have no idea where Kalamazoo is? Do they have an airport? How long does it take to drive there? What route do you take? Does the train stop there or in another town which means you would have to drive? If you did drive how long will it take ? Will you get there in time.. Remember there is a time limit here.. if you don’t get there by midnight you don’t get the one million dollars.
I know you are probably saying .. GET TO THE POINT BRIAN… so here goes..
Ask anyone if they want to be successful and of course they will say “YES” .. some even take action possibly even too much action because it is not focused action? So just doing stuff will NOT make you wealthy or produce profits for you … So let me go into some detail on exactly what TO DO ..
Step 1 – Know what you want – write it down EX – get 1 million dollars
Step 2- Know what you must do to accomplish it –write them down– EX: get to Kalamazoo by midnight
Step 3- Create a plan– again write it down— EXAMPLE– Map the route to Kalamazoo
Step 4- Monitor Your Progress- Do this weekly – EX: Did you take the wrong exit or highway?
I know this may all sound very simplistic to you but it DOES work … Knowing what you want, knowing when you want to get it by ( date) knowing how you are going to get it and finally — monitoring your progress will get you there ! It might be the fact that you write it down or it might be the whole constant exercise of reviewing your progress which makes you keep that “dream” or goal on your radar constantly….
As Nike says “just do it ” — don’t just read it !
To Your Next 12 Months,