Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Powerful people, powerful secrets!

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The thing with most ‘secrets’ is that they are usually hidden in plain view. So simple do they appear to the uninitiated that they are overlooked and ignored.

But all the time the people ‘in the know’ happily continue to use their simple but powerful secrets to forge further and further ahead.

I’m going to tell you one of those secrets right now – please don’t dismiss it as ‘obvious’ or ‘simplistic’. In truth, it is both of those things, but that doesn’t mean that more than a handful of people actively use it!

Successful people share their goals.

Read that again:

Successful people share their goals.

Okay, let’s look at what it really means and how you can harness the awesome power hidden in those five words.

People who consistently achieve things have learned that inside their own minds are two forces that are in opposition to each other.

Those forces are inside your mind, and mine.

One force is pushing you to achieve and the other is trying to pull you back. This duality is the nature of all things. It isn’t good or bad, it just is.

For most of us, the balance between these forces allows us to make short bursts of progress, only to be balanced by long periods of inactivity and procrastination. Our forward momentum is, as a result, usually slow and frustrating.

High achieving people have learned that they mostly can’t fight their own nature, so they need a strategy to keep the positive forward-looking part of their mental make-up in the dominant position.

They do this by bringing in an outside person to act as their conscience and goad.

When you tell someone else your goal and ask them to keep you focused on it, that other person ONLY has the positive results in mind. they do NOT bring your hidden doubts into their own thinking. They may have their own doubts about your goals, but as the goals are not heir own, they never need to articulate them.

By sharing you goals with a trusted other person, and allowing that person to constantly remind you, you are setting up a feedback loop that tips the balance in favor of your achieving nature.

You create an external conscience that keeps you on track.

Try it out for yourself.

Tell a trusted friend one of your goals and ask them to regularly ask you for a status update.

And you do the same for them.

Then watch as two people become super achievers.

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