“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti

Are you committed to excellence in your life every day in every way? Truly a big question when you think about it. Do you give level 10 commitment to everything you do?

Many have goals or Principle Targets they have created for themselves. Whether it’s I want to lose 20 pounds, get a 6-pack stomach vs a keg belly, make a 6-figure income this year, find my soulmate, or reconnect my relationships, the true drivers come in after the Principle Target is set.

You have to start with a strong motivation or why you are going to make changes in your life to create a different result. If this is weak or meaningless to you, most will never even get off the couch to get started. Make sure you feel emotion when you speak of your why. When you can feel it deep inside, it will help motivate and drive you.

The second portion of achieving your success comes from your determination and commitment. Each Principle Target will encounter it’s own challenges on the path to achievement. How strongly are you committed to attaining your goal? Will you do Whatever It Takes? How will you react when a seemingly huge obstacle pops up in front of you? Will you find a solution or let it hold you up and stop you?

Now when I say commit at a level 10, this means no excuses prevent you from doing what you set out as your Principle Target.  Are you committed at this level… or have you been thrown off track by life’s events at one point or another in pursuit of this?  The key is to commit at a level 10.  If it is any other number, either change your commitment level or change what you are committed to until it is a level 10.

Reflecting on these questions will let you know what else you might need to reach your Principle Targets. Many times, people are missing at least one of these 3 key ingredients to allow their success cake to rise to the heights it is capable. Find the missing ingredient or find an expert who is easily able to see what ingredient is needed to get your success cake to rise.

 

Do It Different!

 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti    

Are you committed to excellence in your life every day in every way?  Truly a big question when you think about it.  

Do you give level 10 commitment to everything you do?   

Many have goals or Principle Targets they have created for themselves.  Whether it’s I want to lose 20 pounds, get a 6-pack stomach vs a keg belly, make a 6-figure income this year, find my soulmate, or reconnect my relationships, the true drivers come in after the Principle Target is set.

You have to start with a strong motivation or why you are going to make changes in your life to create a different result.  If this is weak or meaningless to you, most will never even get off the couch to get started.  Make sure you feel emotion when you speak of your why.  When you can feel it deep inside, it will help motivate and drive you. 

The second portion of achieving your success comes from your determination and commitment.  Each Principle Target will encounter it’s own challenges on the path to achievement.  

How strongly are you committed to attaining your goal?  Will you do Whatever It Takes?  

How will you react when a seemingly huge obstacle pops up in front of you?  Will you find a solution or let it hold you up and stop you?

Reflecting on these questions will let you know what else you might need to reach your Principle Targets.  Many times, people are missing at least one of these 3 key ingredients to allow their success cake to rise to the heights it is capable.  Find the missing ingredient or find an expert who is easily able to see what ingredient is needed to get your success cake to rise.

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

P.S. This is one of my daily Maverick Moments which is part of my Maverick Membership program.  To receive daily Maverick Moments along with other expert trainings and question and answer times with me, grab all the benefits for you as one of my Mavericks today by clicking here.

Sometimes when I ask my students “If money weren’t an issue, what would you do with your time?” they answer that they don’t know… or they say they would sit on a beach all day. For most, that is the most they ever think about such a question, so their responses are understandable even though after a time even sitting on a beach all day would lose its charm.

What I want them to really consider is if they didn’t have to make a living and support their family, what would they want to do with the rest of their lives? Is there anything they are doing right now that absorbs their attention to the point that they lose track of time and forget to eat, for instance?

We all have the potential to feel engaged and excited about something and it is my belief that we are happiest when we are devoting a good bit of our time doing just that. I know you can even make a living and support your family while doing it, too!  It is EXACTLY what I do!

I certainly am not saying that you should quit your day job right this moment, but you absolutely can lay the groundwork to make that a feasible option sooner rather than later.  In other words, actually plan out your future and do something now to bring you one step closer to achieving that.

So first things first…, do you know what you’re passionate about? If you don’t, I’ll ask you to be a bit of a time-traveling detective. What did you love doing between the ages of 9-11? Studies show that your childhood interests and talents hold clues to what would give your life its greatest sense of meaning and satisfaction today.  (I don’t remember coaching and training or speaking on a stage back then… however I was always interested in talking to everyone and loved to tell stories of people around me.)

If you can’t remember, what ambitions did you set aside when you were younger because “you couldn’t make a living doing that”? What chance meetings stand out for you? What are some of the things that others have said about you that have stuck with you over the years?

Now imagine yourself saying “I feel excited (or strong, or purposeful) when I am…” Remember you are talking about something you are doing, not something that is happening to you.

There really are so many possibilities for finding meaningful, satisfying and lucrative work, but we often don’t see them.  We have been conditioned to believe that life is made up of doing a lot of things we don’t want to do, and working for money is chief among them.  So now decide that you want to do that thing… and stop worrying about if it is practical.

I recently read Gary Vaynerchuk’s book “Crush It!”.  He has an interesting test for determining if you can “monetize” your passion. It consists of one question: Can you think of at least fifty blog topics that you’re excited to write about it? He feels that number of posts is the minimum you’ll need to give yourself enough time to get a feel for the situation.

He goes on to say that when you have identified your true passion, you’ll find five hundred things to say about it.  And people will want to hear – and pay to hear – what you have to say about it.

He contends that when you are doing what you truly love, even the smallest niche (he points to a woman who blogs about knitting and sells hand-dyed yarn) can sustain a nice forty-to-seventy-five thousand dollar-a-year business. Since that is what most of you make at your can’t-wait-till-Friday jobs, it sounds like a good deal to me!

Napoleon Hill, who wrote the classic Think and Grow Rich, offered a great series of steps to help you achieve your dreams:

1. Have a definite purpose, backed by a definite desire.

2. Create a definite plan expressed by definite action.

3. If you experience any negative or discouraging messages from others, try to understand that your desire is creating some discomfort for them – probably because they wish they were acting as boldly on their desires – and do not take it personally.

4. Have a friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage you to follow through with both plan and purpose.

How about you?  What is your Purpose? Have you laid out the plan to get there? Are you implementing the actions daily?  Do these steps so you can actually find out “what you will do WHEN money is no longer an issue for you?”