In Jack Canfield’s business and self-develop tome The Success Principles, he offers a life-changing idea.
In short, “99% is a bitch; 100% is a breeze.”
He explains that “once you make a 100% commitment to something, there are no exceptions”.
– Which is why I dragged myself out of bed this morning to email you by 9.
– It’s why I get on Periscope every week day whether I think I have something to say or not.
– And why I practice yoga every day no matter what.
That 1% extra commitment is what guarantees your success, because you’ll do what it takes when others won’t.
For you it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.
So if there’s something in your life that you want but you haven’t made 100% commitment to it, ask yourself:
Why are you leaving room for negotiation?
From my view, there are 3 main reasons you might be hesitating:
1. You doubt you can achieve it.
This is a self-belief issue caused by doubt, insecurity, and fear. Your next step is to get really clear on the thoughts that are keeping you from moving forward and committing 100% to your dreams.
Because you’re not always aware of how fears and doubt affect our choices, I highly recommend enlisting the help of a coach to guide you through the process of unearthing your blocks and creating more empowering beliefs instead.
2. You don’t know how to achieve it.
This is a planning problem. Most of us look at the tools we have and try to cobble together something magnificent and bigger.
Although it’s possible to create something greater than the sum of its parts – that happens by bringing all your resources to bear on a focused vision. It doesn’t happen by picking and choosing and stumbling into greatness.
If you’re feeling stuck on your next step, then you need a clear vision and clear priorities, plus a better understanding of your values and desires to help you navigate the path to get there.
Start by reminding yourself of what you want to achieve – not your little goal – but your big, earth-shaking, it-would-change-everything-if-I-succeed goal. Then work your way down from there.
It helps to assume while you’re planning that you’ve already succeeded so you stay in the open, good-feeling emotional state you need to get there.
3. You don’t have a clear vision of what it is you want to achieve.
This is a fear and implementation issue. Most of us have an idea of exactly what we want. So if you feel confused or unclear instead, then chances are you’re not allowing yourself to admit what you want.
There are two main reasons people don’t accept their own truth:
A) Think it’s too “big” for them, so they’re embarrassed to even think it.
B) They think they price they’d have to pay to achieve it is too high.
Luckily these are both assumptions the mind has made without checking in with reality. Which means, with the help of coach or strategist, you can work through these self-protective layers and get clear on the vision underneath.
Start by asking yourself what you think it means to live your dreams. Then write out a list of what comes up. Stay with the exercise for at least 10 minutes to get past the b.s “I don’t know” phase.
If any of these sound like you, you’re not alone.
Anyone with a dream or a heartbeat has gone through all three of these at some point in their journey.
The key is to make the 1% extra commitment so that you keep going despite the doubt, fear, overwhelm, and confusion.
If you’re ready for help, I’ve opened 5 spots for a special 90-minute intensive, including a written plan of action, 20-min follow-on, and two weeks of email support.
It’s literally the best deal I’ve offered since my first month in business. $399; email me at alexis @ alexispierce.com if you’re interested.
Together, we’ll figure out your best next step so that you can finally be the person you know you could be.
Be free. Be brave. Be YOU!