Unlocking Accelerated Results: A Science-Based Blueprint for 10x Faster Achievement

by SFAN Staff · Inspiration

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 · 3 minute read

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A science-based blueprint for achieving 10x faster results 

We’ve all experienced that moment of great excitement as the New Year
approaches —we’re pumped, the world looks small, and we can’t wait to
do great and wonderful things! 

Some of us make lofty resolutions like: 

This year, I will be a millionaire. 

This year, I will be the manager of my organization. 

This year, I will find my Prince Charming. 

But, as the days roll into weeks and weeks become months, the euphoria of the New Year gradually wears off. 

And so does the motivation to achieve our goals until we’re so tapped out and counsel ourselves to forget them. 

I’ve often wondered; why is it that many people seem to know what
they can do to change their lives but don’t do those things. Why is it
that some people succeed where others failed? What is the secret to
achieving great results? 


Come to find out, it’s all based on a simple formula — so simple that some of us ignore it. 

If you are among the people who have a laundry list of excuses for
why they can’t achieve their goals, well my friend, the time for excuses
is over. After you read this post, there will be no reason you can’t
achieve exponential results in anything you want to do. Likewise, if you
want to take your result to the next and higher level, I’m about to
provide you with a template for creating massive success. The principles
shared herein is science-based! 

How to Achieve Faster Results: A Simple Formula to Follow 

Step 1: Multiply Your Goals By 10. 

"Wherever it is you want to go, there is a long and conventional path, and there are shorter, less conventional approaches." — Benjamin Hardy . 

Incremental success is possible, and it’s possible for everyone. But, it takes a different mindset to actualize it. 

If you want to change your life and results, you cannot set
conventional goals. You have to set goals SO HUGE that it beats your
mind how you can achieve it — goals that require strong faith to believe
the possibility of making them happen. Richard Branson said, “If your dreams don’t scare you they are too small.” 

The size of your goals determines the trajectory of your life because it raises your awareness and fuels your creativity. 

Big goals attract big people. They attract the people and resources
that resonate with that frequency. The greatest danger for most of us is
not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and
we reach it, Michelangelo said. 

He was right. 

Anyone that has achieved anything worthwhile will tell you that what
they had was clarity of what they wanted to do, not the process. You
need to commit first and figure out the process as you go along. 

Commitment produces clarity and clarity drive action; it helps you
persist and persevere. In the language of research, commitment means
binding yourself to a course of action. 

"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem
improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become
." — Christopher Reeve 


Step 2: Multiply Your Actions By 10. 

In his book, 10x Rule, The Only Difference Between Success and Failure , Grant Cardone reduced the labyrinth of the key to achieving incremental success to 

a) setting targets for yourself that are 10X greater than what you believe you can achieve and 

b) taking actions that are 10X greater than what you believe is necessary to achieve your goals. 

Says Grant: Never reduce a target. Instead, increase actions. When
you start rethinking your targets, making up excuses and letting
yourself off the hook, you are giving up on your dreams! 

Most people give up the moment they hit roadblocks in trying to achieve their goals. They become trapped in a state of “a knowledge-action gap;” where they know what they should do but cannot do them. 


As they indulge in this limiting process, their brains create patterns that strengthen the habit. 

It’s what behavioral psychology calls, associative conditioning; where our brains stop us from taking actions it links to pain or reinforcing actions it links to pleasure. 

This distinguishes people we call winners from losers. It’s all in the state of their consciousness. 

"You may have these incredible ideas and you think what’s missing
is motivation. But that’s not true because the way our minds are wired
and the fact about the human being is that we are not designed to do
things that are uncomfortable or scary or difficult. Our brains are
designed to protect us from those things because our brains are trying
to keep us alive"
. — Mel Robbins 

Stop waiting for motivation and start chasing your goals. Prime your
mind that obstacles will arise — people will call you crazy, old
friendships could fail, the wheels might come off — but you must keep
pushing the status quo! 

The question is no longer how bad you want it. The real question is; how much work are you willing to put in to actualize it? 

Create an intense demand on yourself that you can’t help but respond.
Hard work is your first guarantee for achieving your goals. 

When you rid yourself of average thinking and average action, you improve your self-worth and metacognition. 

Step 3: Set Time Aside For Re-creation. 

Edith Harbaugh
, the CEO of LaunchDarkly, shared her most transferable lesson from
riding a bike to building startups and software with The First Round
awhile back. She said, “every ride starts with zero. Once your direction
is set, begin each day with a blank slate.” 

The creative process is an inside-out approach. 

Like Benjamin Hardy said, mental creation always precedes physical
creation. Before a building is physically constructed, there’s a

Create a ritual that helps you to evaluate your work, reassess your strategies, realign your thoughts and redirect your energy. 

Performing at your best and being in a peak state requires you master
your mind and your body. The easiest way to achieving mastery over your
mind and body is through good diet, proper exercise and rest, prayer
and meditation, and reproducing your ideas. Science confirms your best
thoughts come to you immediately following a good sleep or in an
activity that pushes you to the limit. 

Your mind has all the answers you’re seeking for; what you need to do is trigger the impulse that generates what experts call “fluid intelligence.” 

In the words of James Allen, bestselling author of As A Man Thinketh
, the mind is the master power that molds and makes, and man is mind,
and evermore he takes the tool of thought, and, shaping what he wills,
brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills. He thinks in secret, and
it comes to pass. 

Therefore, make your mind an ally and milk those thoughts through productive work every day. 


Step 4: Build A Support System. 

Napoleon Hill popularized the concept of a mastermind group through his classic self-help, Think And Grow Rich
. In the book, Hill defines a mastermind group as “the coordination of
knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite
purpose, in the spirit of harmony.” 

Great leaders in business and corporations have known this. Though
the practice and terminology may change from culture to culture, the
principle remains the same: other people’s expectations of you influence how you end up. 

Professor of Cognitive Robotics and the Philosophy of Knowledge, Mark
H. Bickhard, wrote the following in his thesis entitled, How Does the
Environment Affect the Person? 

It is generally assumed that human beings perceive and understand the
world through the senses and that that epistemic connection with the
world occurs via the transmission of information from the world through
those senses into a mind. 

The converse perspective on this same assumption is that the
environment influences individuals, both microgenetically and
developmentally, via the information that is generated in that
environment and transmitted into the minds of those individuals. 

Your environment has to do with who you are. Therefore, surround
yourself with people who believe in you and hold you to high standards —
people who help you grow and become your best self 

Surround yourself with people who help you nuance your thinking and overcome your inhibition. 

If you’re the smartest person in your group, you probably need
another group. Always, put yourself in a position that makes you feel
like a little fish swimming in a big jar. 

  • You grow and learn. 
  • You become wiser. 
  • You aspire to catch up with everyone else and your zeal to succeed will silence your fears and the desire for complacency. 

Says Grant Cardone: 

You have to be obsessed. Nobody has ever accomplished something
incredible without obsession. The ability to be obsessed is not a
disease, it is a gift. The saying “under commit and over deliver” is
stupid. Instead, over commit and figure out how to show up at a higher
level. Success is like a garden; you must constantly tend to it and care
for it. Don’t worry about how much work it is; think about how great
the results will be. Challenge traditions and established ways of
thinking. Approach everything with the attitude that it can be done.
Believe that you will figure it out. Don’t follow the pack; lead the

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