How To Make An Impact With These 7 Steps

One of my major philosophies in life is to always do a little bit more than you had planned. If you have a schedule to work 12 hours in a day, work 30 minutes longer. If you’re in the gym and you plan to do 15 push-ups, do 16 push-ups. When you force multiply all these “small” wins, you’re going to be able to out-work your competitors and yourself. You’ll get into the habit of discipline and experiencing success.

The standards, discipline, attitude, effort and even the dreams that you have as a professional reflect who you are. What often happens is that people want to stand by the fireplace and magically turn on the fire without going through the process of chopping wood. Sometimes you might chop the wood too big or might get the wrong gasoline and the fire won’t start, but what happens next? You have to try a different strategy. If your goal is to build the most beautiful fire, then the process matters.

1. Use Failure As Motivation

You can’t just stand there and say “I’m going to build the biggest fire,” without actually taking action. That’s the difference between an entrepreneur and a want-reprenuer. One of them actually takes action to make their dreams happen, while the other simply wants to achieve a dream without putting in the effort. The want-repreneur is the same person that tries something one time and gives up because of failure. The people who reach their goals and dreams use failure to motivate them to keep trying harder. I’m here to tell you that you are only one failure away from the breakthrough.

2. Take Massive Action

Once you decide to take action, reverse engineer your dreams. Whatever you want to achieve in your life, you have to put in the work. You have to go out there, ax the tree, chop the wood and load it into your fireplace before you can even light the fire. There are no shortcuts. There can’t be an internal conflict where you allow your behaviors and thoughts contradict your goals. If there’s an internal conflict where you want to change the world, but you can’t even change yourself… there’s a lack of integrity. Take massive action within yourself and see the world change around you.

3. Maintain Your Integrity

Integrity is doing what you say you’re going to do when you say you’re going to do it. Having integrity allows you to be a better person, a better leader, a better friend and a better family member. In order to grow, there’s a need to ask yourself how you can get better every day. Sometimes, you have to let go of your ego and ask for help. It’s about adjusting as you get closer and closer to perfection. Not every day will be easy, but when you maintain integrity, you follow through with the promises you make to yourself and to other people.

4. Have A Positive Attitude

There are two things you can control on a daily basis: your attitude and your effort. If you have a great attitude every single day, you will get everything you want in your life. If you are humble, kind and hard-working, you will achieve what you want to achieve. Lead by example and everything will fall into place. The greatest leaders in the world wake up every day excited to crush their goals and spread positive energy. Make it your mission to leave an impact through your attitude and effort every day of your life no matter what.

5. Do The Extra Rep In Life

When I get to end of my workout, I always add one extra rep. And, it’s not easy! The motto is finish stronger than you started. One of the strongest forces in human psychology and behavior is the need, and even obsession subconsciously, for our behaviors to stay consistent with how we define ourselves.

Think of your identity as a temperature gauge. Whatever your figurative temperature may be, you will always find a way to stay at that temperature that you identify with. You could be at 200 degrees and always taking risks, or you could be at 50 degrees and always falling short. The problem with our lives is that many of us set our temperature way too low. This means somewhere along the way, you started lowering your standards. People started telling you that you weren’t good enough, and in response, you conditioned your mind to believe it.

For example, you wake up everyday at 65 degrees, but you decide to start exercising and working towards those goals and working towards your dream. You start feeling good and confident, and your temperature goes to 75 degrees! But, then you start getting out of alignment with the identity that has been created for you by other people and you start to cool down.

“I’ve been doing good this week…so, I can have these cheat meals.” Does this sound familiar? One day lasts for 3 weeks and you’re back at your original temperature. You have to change your temperature and redefine what that temperature is. When you start to change that temperature, your body will start heating up, and you will feel in alignment with that.

6. Believe In Your Potential

The positive way that this cycle works is that you become so driven because of the things that have happened in your life. You start to take the things people have said to you and use it as motivation to fuel your fire. Then, you turn your temperature up all the way to 200 degrees and you go. You don’t feel in alignment because you start at 72 degrees, but you have the ability to change the world. What we don’t realize is that we need the patience to set our temperature higher and higher. It will take dedication, effort, sacrifice and eventually you will reach these temperature milestones. You start inspiring the people around you.

About 96% of businesses in America fail because people get fed up with the way they look and feel. They want their standards to be higher, but their behaviors don’t correlate. People stop because that jump from 72 degrees to 200 degrees takes time.

7. Ask Yourself These Questions:

So, where’s your temperature? Are you going through life at default?

OR

Are you going to take the time to redefine what your identity is?

You already have the motivation inside of you. You don’t need to be motivated. Some of you just haven’t tapped into that motivation within yourselves yet. I’m here to help you pull that motivation out. People who try to do things for you will not help you address the root cause of what is holding you back. It’s time for you to make an impact.

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