26 September, 2009

A Three Point Strategy for Greatness & Glory!

The purpose of this note is to share with you a few ideas from my experience that will help ensure that you finish this year with a bang.

You see, for most of my life, I've pursued what I consider to be the organizing principles of lasting change, and in here I want to share two things with you:
1. A three-point plan that you can use immediately to change and improve your life.
2. Offer you a unique opportunity to get on the fast track toward results. More on that later!

I do believe that the best things in life are free, and that the best strategies in life are simple. By that I mean, simple to understand, apply, teach and share with others.

The following three strategies are simple, and they are also extremely powerful. However, they require consistent and skillful application in order for your personal strategic plan to become reality.

These are the exact same changes that an individual must make in order to create personal change, that a company must make in order to create a lasting competitive advantage, and that a community must make in order to best serve its citizens.

Step One—Raise Your Standards
Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards.

Simply put, you MUST expect and demand more from yourself and from those around you. That means having zero tolerance for mediocrity, procrastination, and any behavior that robs you of potential and increased performance.

Step Two—Change Your Limiting Beliefs
If you raise your standards but don't really believe you can meet them, then you've already sabotaged yourself. This is one of the biggest challenges people face when constructing their personal plan.

Why? Because you won't even try; you'll be lacking that sense of certainty that allows you to tap the deepest capacity that's within you even as you read these words.

Our beliefs are like unquestioned commands; telling us how things are, what's possible and what's impossible, what we can and cannot do. They shape every action, every thought, and every feeling that we experience.

As a result, changing our belief system is central to making any real and lasting change in our lives.

Step Three—Change Your Strategy
In order to keep your commitment, you need the best strategies for achieving results. One of my core beliefs is that if you set a higher standard, and you can get yourself to believe, then you certainly can figure out the strategies. You simply will find a way.

I can tell you with confidence that the absolute best strategy in almost any case is to find a role-model, someone who's already getting the results you want, and then tap into their knowledge.

Are You Ready to Create a Break-through?
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough—as you must take action, honor your commitments and enforce strict discipline.

Say YES, and finish the year with a bang!

To your Glory & Greatness,