Research Your Way to Success

Feb 28, 2019
 

Let's take a minute and remind ourselves of our goals: to be more successful.

Whether you mean success in your job, your careers, your relationships, or finally achieving your dreams, the process is the same! 

That's why we spend so much time laying the foundation. You might have a fast car, but speeding on a gravel road will most likely leave you in the ditch!

The foundation for achievement is through the 5 R's of Assessment.

  1. Recognize
  2. Rejoice
  3. Reset
  4. Research
  5. Re-engage

In my last blog, we went over resetting, which included coming up with 3-5 different options to help you live into your best life. 

This creative process is absolutely vital since it breaks you free from the mentality of "my only choice." (When you use this phrase, start implementing the 5 R's of Assessment!)

Once you have your choices, start researching them. 

Do your best to research, within your limits. Explore your options. Start going down each path, much like the old "Choose Your Own Adventure" books from my childhood.

It's good to explore all of the what-ifs

But if you find yourself getting too carried away, if you find yourself getting further and further away from your goals or your best self, remind yourself of this:

What if grasshoppers carried machine guns?

That was a trick we used in the Marine Corps when we started getting too caught up in outlandish hypothetical situations. We created a perfectly ridiculous situation in order to refocus our efforts and bring us back to a practical solution.

 (The answer, by the way, is that birds wouldn't mess with them!)

Have fun with your research and then loop back around to stay focused!

This is a short clip from my longer FREE video called 3 Ways to Win 2019. It's become my most watched video on YouTube now, so a huge shoutout and thanks to everyone who has been watching it!

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