“Quality questions create a quality life.” – Tony Robbins.
As children the majority of us had big dreams and ambitions.
We all wanted to be race car drivers, sports stars, businesses owners, movie stars and rock stars. Some of us even wanted to be policemen, fire fighters and doctors.
Unfortunately very few of us managed to achieve the dreams of our youth. While there are those who accomplished exactly what they set out to do the vast majority of didn’t.
As adults most of us have more modest goals. We may not want to be rich and famous but we do want to be healthier, wealthier and wiser. We want better relationships and more free time. But very few of us will make significant progress toward achieving any of those things either.
The same pattern of behaviour that stopped the children we were from achieving our goals of the past will prevent the adults we are from achieving our goals of today. Unless we change our approach we will not be any more successful at achieving our goals in the future than we were in the past.
The chances of you realizing your dreams can be determined by your answer to the following question:
“Are you taking consistent daily action?”
Planning to take action doesn’t count. Scheduling a future date when you will take action does not count. The only thing that really matters is the action that you are taking today.
Taking consistent daily action means you are working toward a goal. If you are not taking action then it is merely a dream.
If you are taking consistent daily action then the next two questions apply;
Are you taking enough action?
Are you taking the right action?
In order to achieve your goals you must put in enough effort and that effort must be in alignment with your goal.
If you want to write a book you probably won’t get it done writing for just 10 minutes per day. You will never be able to run a full marathon if you only train for 30 minutes per week.
Most big goals require you to put in a significant amount of effort. To be succesful you must put in enough action, the bigger the dream the more effort required.
Similarly, if you want to write a best-selling book you probably need to do more than just write. You need to learn to write at a very high level. That means you need to practice your writing skills as well as churn out material. If you want run a fast paced marathon then you have to pay much more attention to your training protocols than if you only wanted to finish a marathon.
In other words achieving big dreams means taking the right approach. Effort is not always enough. High volumes of intelligent, well thought out effort is what is truly required,
But, if you are one of the very rare people who are consistently taking enough of the correct actions then it is very likely that you will succeed in achieving your dreams.
“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins
In my one on one coaching I ask my clients to consider one question which is along the same lines as the three previous questions;
Based upon your current habits and rituals will you be any closer to achieving your dreams in 5 years.
To all of you dream chasers out there I ask the very same 4 questions;
Are you taking consistent daily action toward achieving your goals?
Are you taking enough action?
Are you taking the correct action?
Based upon your current habits and rituals will you be any closer to achieving your dreams in 5 years?
If you take the time to anser these questions honestly then you will have taken the first step toward achieving your dreams and I congratulate you.
If you want to ponder some other impactful questions check out THIS link to an article where Tony Robbins shares 3 of his most important questions.
Thanks for reading Success on the Far Side of Fifty and please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.