What if I told you there was a way to achieve your goals faster – hurling you toward the life you desire at lightning speeds? There are strategies that can help you do this and I’m going to share them with you because I want you to achieve your goals. It’s not enough to work hard, you have to work smart also. By utilizing the tips I’m about to share with you. you’ll be able to fast forward your success and begin to experience the rewards sooner.
In order for these tips to work, you must be fully committed. (Although if you’re reading this, I can tell that you are.) Keep in mind, these things will only speed up your progress if you apply them day after day. But first, I want you to envision what life will be like once you reach your goals.
Imagine how you will feel once you’ve achieved each thing on your list, one by one. How will your life be changed? How will the world be changed by it? The greatest thing is it’s going to happen to you. You can achieve absolutely anything as long as you don’t give up.
Are you ready to kick your progress into super gear? Let’s get to it!
Analyze Your Schedule
What does your schedule currently look like? Are there any areas you can cut back on? Maybe you’ve never taken the time to write or even look at your schedule. If you’re serious about reaching your goals, it’s super important that you do this.
Write down a schedule of what your average day looks like. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Don’t forget anything, including the time you spend watching tv and on Facebook. I’ll be right here when you get done.
Are you done? Okay. First, I want you to see how many hours you spend awake. If you get the average 8 hours of sleep, your time awake should be 16 hours. Then, locate the things you absolutely need to do. For example, if you work 8 hours a day, take one hour lunch, and spend 30 minutes commuting one way, that leaves you with 6 awake hours.
So what can you do to ensure you’re getting the most out of your 6 hours? I would suggest cutting out anything that does not contribute to your goal. Therefore, tv and Facebook may not be allowed on the new schedule. (If you can’t cut it out completely, you can cut it down.)
Next, make a list of the things you want to accomplish. How can you break these goals down into achievable chunks that you can begin to conquer every day? Add these things to your new schedule.
Also, consider changing your schedule around a bit. If you sleep too much, try cutting back your hours of sleep. Instead of sleeping 10 hours a night, sleep for 8 and add the other 2 to your power pack. How much can you get done with two extra hours every day (14 hours a week)?
Sometimes, we simply do not have that much time to put toward our goals. That’s why you must prioritize your goals. What’s the most important thing you need to get done? If you own a business in customer service, you may want to make sure you reach out to any unhappy customers on your list. If you’re writing a book, then creating a new chapter may be the most important. Whatever it is, that’s what needs your attention.
While you’re writing a schedule to follow, you can attack the most important tasks first. Then, you can take care of other tasks in time.
Q: What exactly does ‘double down’ mean?
A: This term is used to describe someone doubling their efforts. If you normally read 15 pages, read 30. By doubling your efforts, you can reach your goal in half the time. I know this sounds a bit extreme, but if you’re hungry enough, this may be something to consider. Reaching your dreams and desires will always take time. By cutting that time in half, you can experience the rewards sooner.
Use Tunnel Vision
Sometimes, you really need to cut out all the external noise and focus. We can get a lot more done when we eliminate the distractions and pour all our efforts forward. That may mean putting your phone on silent, dropping off the kids to grandma’s, or waking up before the sun. However you have to do it, take advantage of this awesome tool.
When we’re left alone to do our work, we can tap into an amazing state where we build momentum and are able to achieve amazing results. Tell yourself what goal you’re going to get done and don’t stop until you complete it!
Discipline is a great way to push yourself to success. Let’s face it, sometimes we simply don’t feel like doing the hard work. There are days when the athlete doesn’t want to go to the gym, but the reason they are successful is that they go anyway. That’s the key.
You don’t always have to feel like doing something to get it done. You just have to do the actions to get it done. The good news is: you can train your body to enjoy it. Change your thought patterns and correlate your hard work with the result you’re chasing. When pursuing your dreams, never forget the why.
Why are you doing this? By keeping your desired end result in your face and on your mind, you will be willing to push yourself harder than ever because you know it will be worth it.
Whichever strategy you decide to take advantage of, do it the best you can. I recommend trying all of them and seeing which one works best for you in getting work done the fastest. If you need a refresher, here’s what we covered:
- Analyze your schedule
- Set priorities
- Double down
- Use tunnel vision
- Discipline yourself.
Which of these things are you going to begin using this week to plummet toward your goals faster than ever before? Let me know which one of these worked best for you in the comments below!