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How to measure EFFORT - The 99/1 Rule

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    EFFORT is a pre requisite to Success and it is often our greatest mistake to compare ourselves to others on our journey to the top. As I reflected upon my own journey, I remembered a rule I used back in the day to measure my very own effort while I looked to achieve what i deemed to be Extraordinary for myself.

    This was a great way to think of effort for myself.

    The 99/1 Rule | Secret Entourage

    Let me know what you think?
     
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    It's great, but it's not completely original, it's kind of like a regurgitation-expansion with more adjectives and nouns of what MJ already said. Still, I like reading it in the way you put it as.
     
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    great minds think alike ;)
     
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    Alright, some thoughts about this all.

    To me, your article is typical for self-improvement. Self-improvement typically says what Les brown says: "people fail at succes.. aim too low and hit".

    Whats interesting to me, is that aiming too high often leads to disapointment and paralyses.
    If you go on a hike, is it better to look at the big road ahead of you (a big mountain) or just look at the next step?
    I believe it's better to look at the next step.
    Even if you look at the big companies we all look up too, they all look to the next step.
    Steve Jobs didn't have some big vision about building the biggest company in the world. He made small step after small step that lead to really big things.

    The same with your example about the lifter who lifts 600 kg.
    He got there by perhaps starting at 70, adding 1 kg per session for years of hard work and training.

    I think visualization is dangerous. I also think trying to be extraordinary (that 1%) is dangerous when you can't deliver the value yet to be extraordinary.

    I do believe you are right about seeing = believing. You need to see what's possible to be able to work your way up.
    But I also believe that's just a small aspect of it.
    If I see a 600 kg lifter, then I believe it's possible. After I saw that, I still need to take my daily steps regarding nutrition, sleep and training.

    So, why not make those small steps you have to take on a daily basis into your small daily goals and see where it leads you?
    Why not say,
    I am at 70 kg now with the squat, next session I want to be at 71, once you hit that.. go to 72.

    Why not say: I earn 2100$ a month, next year I want to earn 2500$.. and so on and so on.

    Its a long road to say: I earn 2100 a month, I want to earn 100k a month.
    That's a bit overwhelming, don't you think?

    99% of the people say stick to the basics first, but so does the 1%. Don't you think Ali sticked to the basics of boxing? Or Phlephs sticked to the basics of swinging for a very long time before he got as good as he is today?

    It's a great read, I just have my questions about the pratical aspect of it all. Perhaps you can 'enlighten' me :)
     
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    This is straight from my subconscious mind :cool: i don't know where i got this from but here it is.

    Think big act small.

    This is from TGIM Eric thomas aka the hiphop preacher

    ''If you fall in love with small big will be attracted to you''
     
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    I love this, and certainly can agree with some of your points. The message in that article was not about dreaming big but rather having correct expectations of yourself and the life you seek. I completely agree that small steps combined lead to big outcomes and often help the mind progress rather than fight paralysis, I also agree that sticking to basics matters and I never said to not ACT before you DREAM> ACTION ARE ALL THAT MATTER.

    However, a great example of this happened during my coaching session last night with a 20 year old.

    I asked him if he believed he deserved to be part of the 1% and why since money mattered so much to him, and he had yet to make any.

    His 3 reasons were:

    I am great at what I do
    I dont fear rejection
    I am a great networker.

    My response to that is that article. There are PLENTY of people who can ALL THAT and still are VERY FAR from that financial milestone.

    Doing 3 great things that many others do on a continuous basis is not going to get you somewhere much further than everyone else. HOWEVER, if he was to tell me that he was wiling to sacrifice 10 years of his life to create a brand with or without money coming in, I would tell him that very few people are willing to do that.

    I hope this makes sense.
     
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    Yes. That makes sense.

    So your post is more about sacrifice then? The 1% that is willing to sacrifice deserves to be that 1%?

    Like you say, a lot of people probably can say this about themselves.
    But what seperates a succesful entrepreneur from the other 99% is his willingness to make a sacrifice and building a brand around that one or two special traits that person has?
    The person that knows he can write well, and is willing to spend his free hours writing? Or that person that knows he can sell, and spend all his free hours buying and reselling products while others are watching TV shows?
     
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    yessssssss
     
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    Love the article, to me it was all about raising your standards.. My favorite part of the article; "While many of you think that making $30,000 a year is a good starting point for someone in his or her late 20’s, I differ entirely."

    Many people achieve that, and get comfortable and complacent.

    I also recently listened to your interview on Eventual Millionaire, and you have an amazing story. Tons of knowledge. Really respect how you and MJ are helping out young entrepreneurs like myself.
     
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    Thank you and YES, it is about raising your standards.

    Average actions = Average results

    Extraordinary Actions = Extraordinary results

    The definition of extraordinary is what is being discussed here. While many believe to be extraordinary and have this wrong perception of themselves, they perhaps need to reconsider what extraordinary truly means.
     
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    the key is to make the extraordinary the ordinary for you.
     
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