“What’s my outcome?” – the biggest key to creating achievement
Do you ever wonder why you are working so hard and still not gaining the achievement and satisfaction your efforts deserve?
What you need to understand is that there is a big difference between movement and achievement.
A big problem with to-do lists is that you focus only on the action you need to do rather than the outcome that you experience.
Lists can keep you busy, of course, and there is a certain sense of satisfaction you get from checking off a series of tasks. But have you ever crossed off everything on your list and still felt like you had not really accomplished anything?
OUTCOME TRUMPS ACTIVITY
Tony Robbins devised a system he calls “RPM” – Rapid Planning Method. Not a time management system, it’s a system of thinking. And it works by focussing on the key results that are most important in your life – not on your activity or to-do list.
It’s a different way of thinking and, at first, can seem like a bigger challenge than you’re ready for – but let Tony explain it to you here:
To help you better understand the RPM system and philosophy, he breaks it down to its three main components:
YOUR FOCUS & CLARITY
The first component is focus. The clearer you are about what it is you want, the easier it is to achieve it, because then you can design all of your activity around making progress toward achieving it. Whatever the outcome may be, your brain can figure out how to get there and your behaviour will adjust accordingly.
Once you know what it is you really want (i.e., your result or outcome), you need to associate to why you want to do it — your purpose for wanting to achieve this result. This is one of the most important parts of the process because without it you lose your emotional drive. Without it you have more stress, which can cause you to give up when the inevitable challenges arise. But if you’ve got a strong enough reason and a strong enough purpose, you will find a way to pull it off.
For instance: Think of the difference between learning a language to survive in a foreign country versus to pass the subject in school – which has the strongest “why”?
YOUR MASSIVE ACTION PLAN
Even with a clear, specific result or outcome and a compelling purpose to drive you to follow through, you still need a plan to make it happen. That’s why the third component is about developing your Massive Action Plan, or your MAP.
First, you will discover that there are many ways to achieve a result so, if one set of actions doesn’t work, then another will.
Second, you don’t have to accomplish every single action item in your MAP in order to achieve your result. You’ll find that most often, a small number of actions make the biggest difference in your ability to achieve your result. This is the 80/20 rule — where 20% of what you do in life usually makes 80% of the difference.
To help you figure out what outcomes you should be focussing on in 2018 – take this short quiz:
You’ll find the #1 area in your life you need to address now, then receive Tony’s strategies for goal setting and action steps in all 7 areas to create a life that provides total balance and fulfilment in 2018!
PLUS: Create a unique online record of your new goals and the actions you’ll commit to taking to fulfil them.