Over the last few days, I’ve given what I’ve learned from the first 4 books in a crash course on entrepreneurship my mentor had me read last fall. These four, The 10X Rule, Think and Grow Rich, The Compound Effect, and The One Thing, are all focused around actions and mindsets I need to have in order to reach the goals I set for myself.
Before I read them, he let me know that the books could combine into a bigger picture. Each one was powerful, but if they were combined, they would be incredible. After I finished reading The One Thing, I saw what he meant.
The 10X Rule tells you to multiply your goals, your expected needed effort, and your actions to reach your goals by 10. Think and Grow Rich tells you to imagine your goals so vividly that it already feels real, and have a plan to add value either with that money or for that money. The Compound Effect teaches that if you do something every day, the effects from it will gather and increase like compound interest. The One Thing Teaches you to ask “what’s the one thing I can do, such that by doing it, everything else becomes easier or unnecessary?”
Now take all of those lessons and apply them to a single objective. What is your goal? Now multiply it by ten. Do it again. How much effort/actions will it take to reach that goal? Multiply that by ten. Visualize yourself already having achieved your goal. Touch it, smell it, see it, live it. What good are you going to do with it or for it? Visualize that. Ask yourself what the most effective single action towards accomplishing your goal is. Now do that every single day.
It’s not easy. It requires a lot of thought, soul searching, and planning. But if you do it, really, truly do it, you’ll actually achieve what you intend to. It won’t be fast and it won’t be easy, but you will achieve your goal, unlike 90% of people who set out.