Achieving Your “One Thing”
In the movie City Slickers, Curly explains to Billy Crystal’s character that the secret to life is “one thing.” When he asks what the “one thing” is Curly says, “That’s what you have to figure out.”
When it comes to making 2012 the best year of your life, the secret is the same, figure out the “one thing” that if you achieved it, would change your life so dramatically that it would make for the best year of your life.
In my Living Your Best Year Ever program (you have one for 2012 right??) I take you through a process that vets out your entire life: your core values, strengths, weaknesses, ambitions, fears, purpose and inner most passion to try and help you discover your Top 10, then Big 3 and then the ONE goal that matters most in your life.
Action: That’s your first challenge: figure out your ONE THING that if you achieved it would make this your best year ever.
Now let me help you achieve your one thing…
You will be tested. You will encounter obstacles. You will experience pain. It will suck at times. You will want to quit. So, you need a significant reason WHY you want to forge ahead and continue to pursue and persist through the pain, obstacles and sucky stuff. (resource: watch this video or read pg 3 of this article: Finding Your Mojo-Your Why-Power)
Action: Figure out your unique WhyPower.
In the LBYE program I also reveal my Massive Transformation Formula. One of the steps in that process is: List the one key behavior most important to accomplishing your goal, your “one thing.”
You are one key behavior away from a massive transformation in any area of your life.
Think about it: Improving your marriage could need just a few consistent behavior changes to transform your current connection and intimacy. Your sales results? A few consistent behaviors could massively transform your results. This is true in your health, parenting, networking, leadership… any area of your life. (Resource: Living Your Best Year Ever)
Action: Figure out the one behavior most important to accomplishing your “one thing.”
Of course for that behavior to add up to anything it needs to become a habit. Habits are those things you eventually do without thinking about them. One of the key strategies to developing new habits is to install that key behavior into a routine—something in a predictable sequence that removes thinking from the equation. (Resource: The Compound Effect, free Habit Assessment)
Sticking With It
Everything measured improves. Tracking keeps your awareness on your key behavior long enough to where it eventually breakthrough the automatic habit barrier. Inside the LBYE program is 52 weeks of the Weekly Rhythm Register to use as your single page dashboard for all your life goals and the key behavior(s) associated with them. (Resource: Living Your Best Year Ever, free copy of Weekly Rhythm Register)
Action: Figure out your key behavior tracking system.
PDA (Public Display of Accountability)
You will be more accountable to other people’s scrutiny than of your own. Use this to your advantage. (Resource: read this article for more)
Action: Figure out your PDA mechanism.
You become who you hang with. If want to stick to the behavior and habits you need to accomplish your “one thing” you MUST get around those who are committed to that same behavior and habit patterns. Period. (Read this article or this one or this one for more and here’s a free Association Evaluator)
Peak Performance Partner
Designate one person who will check in with you regularly to hold you accountable to your repeated key behavior. (Resource: There is more about finding and working with a PP Partner in The Compound Effect)
Action: Figure out who your Peak Performance Partner will be.
You will want to bombard your mind with supporting ideas, inspiration, information and resources that will support your sustained motivation to sticking with your goal. (Resource: watch this video starting about 35:00 where I outline my personal development study plan: My 1-1-5-3-1-30-30-5 Plan)
Action: Figure out your supporting information and personal development plan.
As I mentioned on New Years day to you: I am more committed than ever to be your most trusted partner in the pursuit of your greater success.
I’m here for you.
Let’s play BIG in 2012!
Never better, never better…
What’s your “one thing”? Share with us in the comments below.