I often get asked, “Is there a winning formula which is powerful and simple enough to generate massive results?”
Most people believe that simple and powerful are oxymoron, which means they cannot co-exist. The truth is everything that’s simple is often very powerful.
This is the premise on which the formula that I am about to share is built.
Having studied high achievers like Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, Satya Nadella and many more., they all advocate the practice of simplicity in their everyday life. In fact, Richard Branson once shared a profound statement,
“Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.”
As I share this simple and powerful formula and as you understand, adapt and leverage the power of simplicity, it can radically transform the way we think and enable you to maximize the results.
So, before we understand the formula, let us examine winning and losing. The fact about winning or losing is that it follows a specific pattern. When we observe influencers, they all follow a common patterns of thoughts, behaviors and actions which leads them to their desired results. Most of these patterns are simple and powerful. When we study these patterns closely and model them, they act as the guiding blocks of the results that we want. These patterns act as a winning formula to generate massive results.
So, let us explore these patterns and how it can turn into a formula:
Whether it is Elon Musk’s mission of SpaceX or Mark Zuckerberg’s mission of connecting billion people online, it is apparent that every great entrepreneur or a successful leader begins their journey with an Aspiration. Every great invention that saw the sunshine was because of someone’s aspiration to make it happen.
“Without Aspirations one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Being aspirational is not about setting a bigger goals. Goals don’t always have enough fuel. They are logical and do not consider the emotions. Aspirations hold deep emotions, they often sound unrealistic. Goals consider information while Aspirations come from imagination. Information limits us while imaginations provides us freedom. These are the few differences between goals and aspirations. Aspirations inspire you long-enough, they fuel you to make a difference and raise the bar.
As you study the influencer’s it is very evident that all great leader started their journey with aspirations. That’s the first step.
Our beliefs shape our world; they determine the actions we take and the results we achieve. That’s the power of having a right belief. If aspiration is the destination then beliefs act as the guide that leads you to destination.
Every influencer’s aspiration is strongly supported by positive beliefs. While many wait until everyone believes in their aspirations, every influencer believes in themselves and their aspirations much before the world believes in it. That’s the first level of belief, believing in self and the aspirations.
Faith is all about believing you don’t know how it will happen but you know it will. ~Unknown
The next level of belief is having a set of beliefs that support the aspirations. The fact is we win/ lose the battle much before we even fight the battle. This is because of the set of beliefs that we hold true.
Every influencer has a set of core beliefs that shape their decisions and the directions in their life. During the challenging times, those who do not have positive supportive beliefs alter their aspiration to fit into their beliefs but those who have positive belief alter their actions without altering the aspiration. That’s step number two.
The next pattern that supports aspirations and belief is courage. Courage is the ability to take action in the face of fear and doubts, not just once or twice but act consistently.
The influencers are aware of the challenges that they will encounter in their ambitious journey. They know exercising Courage has to be the only way of life. They understand that in the times of adversity and challenges, they cannot get stuck and moving forward is the only resort. It is Courage that helps them move ahead when things get tough.
Fear is reaction and courage is a decision. ~ Sir Winston Churchill
Often it is said that courage is like a muscle the more we exercise the muscle the stronger it gets and less we exercise it we lose it. Every influencer chooses to demonstrate courage as the patter in their everyday life. They exercise the muscle of courage in every act and that’s step number 3.
Results are often a result of Discipline that you set. When the discipline is set based on strong aspirations, positive belief and courage to take action the results accelerate.
Discipline is a code of honor, a set of rules and protocols that you follow to ensure that you stay on track and breakthrough the results that you aspire to achieve.
An aspirational life is highly demanding and can drain you out. As we set out to do more, we face more distractions and we get trapped in them. The only way to set yourself free is to live a disciplined life. It helps you to not fall prey to the unwanted and demanding distractions.
We don’t have to be the smarter than the rest, we have to be more disciplined than the rest ~Warren Buffet
Discipline is the set rituals that make you achieve more out of less time. It not only sets you on an accelerated trajectory of results but also gives you the freedom of time and peace of mind. That’s step number 4.
So, here are the 4 simple yet powerful patterns of thoughts, behavior and actions. They are ABCD.
Aspiration + Belief + Courage + Discipline = Results
These acts as “The Winning Formula To Achieve The Next Level Success!” that not only helps you achieve your desired results but also accelerate you towards massive growth.