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July 3, 2024

You’re Closer To What You Want Than You Think

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For those of us who want a huge, change-making life full of rich experiences and personal achievement… Sometimes it feels like it’s so far away. We look at our current level (our finances, health, and impact) and see all of the ground that needs to be made up to make it our reality.

The sheer overwhelm of the gap causes many to give up on pursuing it in the first place, and rather than passionately chasing the big life they desire they change their expectations and settle for something more realistic.

The truth is we’re closer to achieving our goals than we think. That’s not to say that it’s all right around the corner, or that it won’t take hard work, but that the likelihood of you achieving your dreams is higher than you might think.

This idea makes me think of the famous Bill Gates quote “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” It’s a direct commentary on this idea that we make more progress over a longer time frame than we realize.

Ed Mylett talks about this a lot too. He says that having big seemingly unattainable goals isn’t a vision problem, it’s a depth perception problem. He believes that we naturally see things off in the distance as further away from us than they actually are, and that our perception misrepresents what it actually is.

So what is it that you want and see on the distant horizon? Is it more influence in your work? Is it growing your impact in your career? Is it getting to the weight and physical fitness that you feel most healthy? Is it getting past all of the grunt work so that you can focus on really high-leverage things that make a tangible difference in the world?

It’s all closer than you’ve been leading yourself to believe.

While we might be overestimating the size of the gap, it certainly doesn’t traverse itself. We must take daily steps forward and if we do not stop, we’re going to end much further down the path then we ever would have expected.

Consistency is the key to unlocking your biggest goals. And you’re capable of achieving them! So what’s the one step you need to take everyday to continue making forward progress on it?

If you aren’t as consistent and disciplined as you’d like to be, and you find yourself consistently falling short because of it, there are 9 Super Habits that help you get big results with the least amount of effort possible. Click here to learn what they are!

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