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Apr 28, 2023

I want to take you back to a core concept that I have covered that I know will help you in all aspects of your life to creat mroe gratitude, appreication and prosperity in your life right now...
Here is the problem most High Achievers face...
...they constantly improve and achieve, but they are never satisfied.
Have you ever set a goal...worked hard for it...reached your goal, and yet wasn't totally satisfied.
In fact, you just ended up setting an even higher goal..or another higher bench mark.
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Summary Ideas from Book

  1. We all have an “ideal,” a moving target that is always out of reach.
  2. When we measure ourselves against that ideal, we’re in the GAP.
  3. When we measure ourselves against our previous selves, we’re in the GAIN.
  4. Being in the GAIN has enormous psychological effects, including bolstering motivation, confidence, and future success.
  5. Always measure backward.
The GAP is an attachment to something outside yourself.
Its never being satisfied until you get what you WANT...
...but its never enough...leaving you always WANTING more.
The GAIN is based on knowing what you want, but knowing you don't need it to be happy.
The GAIN means enjoying the journey.
Create Ability to Be FREE from WANTS.
Q What are your goals right now...are they all externally focused...why?
Q What are some internal GAINS you can add to the list of milestones?
Wanting external things means you are never truly in "control" because the goal posts are always moving.
By creating an INTERNAL focus, you are taking back control of your life and perspective.
Internal focus and "success" means you get to set the parameters and live more present.
Q How often do you compare yourself to others?
Q How much time do you spend on social media? focus external
How to get out of the GAP and get into the GAIN...practice the Stoic Philosophy...
...imagine losing something allows you to put more value on it.
Stoic imagine losing everything
Stoic reflect on their mortality
Getting into the GAIN has a compound effect on your life.
Always measure backwards.
Journaling will allow you to do this effectively.
KPIS should measure both forward but value backward results and progress
Measuring Progress is key to enjoying the moment.
You are not the same person you were years back.
Recognize the progress and it will motivate you.
It will also build your confidence, self esteem and resilience rather than future taking it away.
Q What have you accomplished lately?
Q What are 3 wins you can acknowledge and celebrate?
Q Find ways to celebrate short term (in the present).
Measure your wins daily.
Best time is right before bed.
If you are scrolling your phone or social, you are training your mind to be REACTIVE.
If you are recognizing wins, you are training your mind to Proactively focus on success.
Journal right before bed 3 wins daily.
Pearson's Law states: When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.
Journaling and accountability partners will help accelerate your success.
Make every lesson and every experience a GAIN.
Being in the GAIN is not about always being positive.
Being in the GAIN is about finding ways to take every situation and make it SERVE YOU...
Victim mindset vs Creator Mindset.
Are you taking responsibility and EMPOWERING Yourself...
...or are you playing the Victim and DisEmpowering Yourself?
I hope this topic has given you some fresh perspective and also given you a few strategies to work on in your own life. I truly believe that learning to measure backwards while motivating yourself to go forward is a very productive strategy for you to start implementing right away.
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George Wright III
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