The Winner's Grid Part 2

 

Continuing on with exploring the Winner’s Grid, we’re going to cover our last two squares. Hang on to your hats, because that last square continues to amaze people and accelerate their goal achievement!

The Winner’s Square

This is the upper left square. It encompasses things that you want and are willing to earn.

You know what these things are. In large part, because these are the places where you’re actively spending your energy.

The members of my Winners’ Circle gave some examples from their lives:

  • Client acquisition
  • Making money
  • Relationship building
  • New product testing
  • Improving health
  • Adventures

Whatever it is, you can tell when it’s part of your Winner’s Square. You often have a laundry list of activities that you’re actively working on.

The key word here is “actively.” When you’re in the winner’s circle, you’re accomplishing tasks to achieve your goal.

The Swamp Square

This is the square that blows people’s minds.

What are the things you don’t want and you’re not willing to earn?

This might seem like a no-brainer, but let’s delve into this concept a little deeper.

My Winners’ Circle came up with some great examples:

  • Being a professional sports star
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Hangovers

It’s a carrot and stick approach. You drive towards the Winner’s Square. You drive away from the Swamp Square.

It’s great to keep focused on your dreams. A lot of work with my clients focuses on learning how to dream again. How to focus and refine those dreams. That kind of positive thinking and actualization is the root of most self improvement methods.

The “stick” is equally important. What are the things in your life that you don’t want?

I didn’t want hangovers. When I got a hangover, I definitely earned it through my drinking. Once I discovered the Swamp Square, I realized that if I wanted to lose the hangovers, I had to stop earning them.

The list can go on and on.

Use the desire to achieve your dream as the carrot. Use your fear of the consequences as the stick.

When you lose focus of your dreams, you can quickly fall out of the Winner’s Square and get sucked back into the Swamp Square.

The great thing is that you are never stuck in the Swamp Square. You can use the 5 Rs of Assessment to get you kick-started back in the right direction.

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