Today calls for me to put a little pep in your step! I mean, who doesn’t love a little push here and there to rise to their highest potential?
There comes a time in our lives where we’ve gotten, how can I say it… a little too comfortable with our current state of affairs. You know that feeling you get when you know it’s time for a lifestyle change, but it’s just hard to get started. If you’ve been feeling like this lately, you’re gonna love my tip (one that I learned from Tim Ferriss) to put some fire under your butt to get going.
First, I want you to think about that ONE change you want to make in your life or business within the next 3 months. Let’s just pick one goal that’s important to you so that you’re laser focused on what matters most.
There are times when you’ve set a goal, worked towards it and after a while your momentum goes way dooooown. Then before you know it, what seemed so important to you at the time is now sitting on the back burner. If this sounds like what you’ve been dealing with, it’s time for you to STEP UP and make it happen for yourself.
Wanna know how to ultimately reach your goals?
Put Your Ass On The Line.
So what do I mean by that?
Well, you’ve gotta have skin in the game! Something that you’ll have to sacrifice if you don’t push yourself and make your goal happen. Your greatest motivation comes when stakes are high. There’s research to back this up…
Numerous studies have showed that people are more loss-averse than reward oriented when it comes to reaching goals. In other words, when it comes to motivation to reach goals, people would rather NOT lose something than gain something.
Now putting your ass on the line can feel kinda scary, but it’s time to step up for what you want. If you’ve got nothing to lose, you most likely won’t work as hard! This is definitely a mindset shift that will serve you. Imagine how different your life would be if you used this mantra to make decisions (inspired by my love for basketball).
“When the game is on the line, I want the ball.”
This mentality calls for you to rise to the occasion and play at your highest potential. That’s how I want you to play the game of life. It’s time you declare what you want and get an action plan to make it happen (with stakes!)
The best stakes are dolla dolla bills!
How much money are you willing to give up if you don’t reach your goal in the next three months? Oh, and don’t think it has to be some outrageous number like $500 or $1,000 bucks! I’ve seen $100, $50 and even $25 dollars get people moving rather quickly.
It’s hard to give up money which is why I think it’s the best form of stakes you can have. You can pay a close friend to hold you accountable and if you don’t reach your goal, PAY UP! Or you can use my personal favorite resource www.stickk.com where you can put up a certain amount of money to a charity or cause you HATE (Trump Foundation anyone? LOL). Doesn’t matter how you do it, be creative!
Remember, insight without action is worthless!
Use this ONE strategy of putting stakes in the game to reach your next goal even faster (guaranteed!)
As always, I’m rooting for you!