To pick up where I left off, I was sharing my 10X wisdom from Grant Cardone’s book, The 10X Rule. As discussed in my previous post, the idea of the 10X rule is to believe that the world is at your fingertips and you can have anything you want, as long as you take 10X consistent action to meet those goals.
Cardone says to “Never ever reduce a target, instead increase your actions.” If you set a goal to be a millionaire by 40 years old and you’ve just turned 35 and are not even making 6 figures, then the amount of effort that you thought you were going to have to put forth, needs to be adjusted. Do not adjust your goal to fit your effort. Being successful is not meant to be easy. If it were, then everyone would be a millionaire. I think what Cardone is trying to instill in the reader is that any target, with the right amount of actions, with persistence over the right amount of time is attainable.
The 10X rule assumes that the target is never unattainable. Any target attack with the right amount of actions with persistence is attainable.
Once this idea is understood, Cardone moves into success and the explaining that there is no one defintion of this word. Success is different for everyone. However, he also expresses that no matter who you are success 1) is important 2) is your duty 3) has no shortage.
Obviously, I want to be successful, as does anyone who picks up a Grant Cardone book. We are seeking the advise of how to be successful from someone who has reached their goals of success. There are people who define may define their success as maintaining a simple 9-5 and providing for their family. This is fine for those people because they feel as though they are meeting Cardone’s definition of success. I, on the other hand, as well as all of you reading this article, may have a 9-5 and are providing for their family but we have a desire to reach a hire level of success. According to Cardone, ther is no shortage, so whatever level we chose to target we will need 10X effort and be persistent.
Let’s talk about this 10X action that is continually being mentioned. Grant Cardone discusses 4 degrees of action. Everyone is inacting one of these actions at all time.
Do Nothing – is exactly as it reads. Targets are set but no action is taken to reach them. Let me give you a really simple example; the light bulb in your bedroom is really dim and you keep saying that you need to change it out and get a brighter bulb. Every time that you turn the light on in the room you say the same thing but you do nothing. Eventually the bulb will go out and you will have to change it out but if you don’t happen to have a brighter bulb in the house will you just throw in another dim one and continue the cycle of annoyance due to the dim lighting in your room.
Retreat – means to actually run away from the goal. If for instance you have an assignment due, you literally do everything possible to get out of having to do the assignment, (ie say you’re sick, pay someone else to do it).
Normal Levels of Action – is taking average action toward meeting a goal. This, Cardone, says is the most dangerous level of action to take because it feels like you’re doing something but you’re obviously not doing enough to reach your 10X target. Because of that it’s hard for someone using normal levels of action to recognize that they are not really doing nearly enough to reach their target.
Massive Action – is when you work relentlessly, taking the right amount of action to attain your goals. At this stage, you will create new levels of problems and begin receiving criticism from other people. For example, when you make a lot of money, you also get taxed a whole lot more. You’re also labeled by others and are judged by the mediocre people that may be taking normal levels of action. In order to take massive action, you must take very opportunity that comes along.
“That was a mouthful.” Haha!
This seems like a good place to pause for now.