I want to share a pretty cool story with you.
After a recent keynote presentation, a young man approached me and wanted some advice. He was calm, composed, and confident. He stated to me that he had set some ambitious yet realistic goals for the future and wanted my one overarching piece of advice on making those goals a reality.
Now, I am the first one to tell you that “give me your top strategy” or “tell me one thing that could take me from x to y” type question is kinda bogus.
If there really was the “one” thing we would all do it (probably not) and but we all know it takes a collection of ideas and commitments working in sync with each other as opposed to a silver bullet.
But in the moment, I shared this answer with the young man.
I outlined a practice that I do everyday which is re-writing with pen and paper, my top goals (in present tense) from memory.
I shared with him that when you can write and re-write goals from memory, it rewires your nervous system and creates a unique singularity of focus and a powerful sense of clarity on what your subconscious should be focusing on and going after. Tweet This
He recently reconnected with me and shared that he was already close to accomplishing 1 out of his 7 goals for the year. Pretty amazing when people ask for advice, take action, and respectfully close the feedback loop by sharing the results…. pretty darn amazing.
So… could you write down your goals from memory right now?