Today, I want to take you through one of the most powerful exercises I’ve ever tried. It literally helped me to gain greater levels of clarity and clean up some of the rough edges in my life.
I found this exercise during a difficult patch in my life. Instead of giving up, I began going even harder towards my dreams. And as a direct consequence, I found that I was able to accomplish much more than I ever dreamed possible, in an extremely short time span.
This is an exercise that profoundly changed my life and the best part was that it only took a few minutes of my time.
However, it really had an impact on my life and I know that it is going to be an awesome experience for you too!
Are you ready to make 2018 your year?
Sit down with a few sheets of lined paper and write down the top 15 things you’ve accomplished that you’re proud of to date.
Bask in that glory for a moment.
Feel the excitement in your body.
Absorb the achievement. And absorb all of the fear that you had leading up to your accomplishments. After you recall what it felt like to be unsure, and to be scared, remember the victory you felt afterwards.
Understand that you were nervous before you achieved every one of these things, but you believed that you could do it and therefore you did.
Achieving your next goals will happen the same way. There is no other way to go about living your life.
This may seem relatively simple, but I can assure you that if you do this correctly, you will have impressive results.
Are you ready for the next step?
Once you’ve written down the top fifteen things you’re proud of, write the 50 most important things that you want to accomplish in the next 10 years. Examples could be: places you want to go, things you want to achieve, future experiences, or bigger picture goals.
Really take your time and make sure that you are writing things that are from your heart, instead of goals that are just from your head. You want to make sure that anything you pursue is worthwhile, and not just a brief “flash-in-the-pan.”
Accomplishing your goals can take some serious time, tribulation, and energy–make sure it’s worth climbing to the top while your at the bottom.
Sometimes, you never know if something is worth it until you try it. So don’t limit yourself unnecessarily, just make sure to be intentional about your path.
Look at each desire that you’ve written down and get really honest with yourself. Which of your goals will take a year to accomplish? Which will take three years, five years, or even ten years to actually achieve? Go through your list again and this time label each entry with either a 1, 3, 5, or 10 based on how long you think each goal will take.
Now that you’ve gotten some clarity, let that resonate for a moment.
Look at your one year goals. Pick 4-5 of the most important ones. Then, write a paragraph or two about WHY these 4-5 are so important to you.
In order for the goals to really sink in, you have to put some feeling into them. It’s not enough to just say that you want something, you have to have a very compelling ‘why’ behind why you want them.
When you are ready to move on, think about the type of person you must become in order to achieve these goals.
If you are wanting to become a marathoner, you can’t run twice a week—you will need to adapt every aspect of your mindset, lifestyle, and daily habits in order to become the type of person you want to be.
The final step in order to achieve your goals is to tell others who can hold you accountable. This helps you to want to keep your promises. For example if you’ve ever had a meeting thirty miles away in the pouring rain and you really don’t want to go, you know this feeling. The reason you decide to break out your umbrella and brave the storm is that you don’t want to let someone else down. This is very powerful.
When you are all finished, send this to me and I can give you some support and encouragement along the way.
Here’s my email: KaivanDave (at) Gmail (dot) com
I’ve shared this exercise with 100+ people and only 4 people have completed this…
Are you going to be the 5th one?
With love & confidence,