I believe there is a not-so-secret ingredient to achieving results in any area of your life. Before I share this not-so-secret ingredient, let’s first review the other necessary ingredients in the proven formula for achieving results:
Vision + Knowledge + ? = Results
The first 2 components of the formula make sense, right? Without a vision of the result you want, it would be challenging to even know where to begin. We must first know where we’re going (know the result we seek) before we can move toward its achievement.
Likewise, we must also possess the knowledge required to achieve the results we want. A vision will only prove frustrating if we lack the requisite knowledge for its attainment.
So, you’re probably wondering, “What is the secret ingredient you say I need in order to achieve results?” The complete formula for achieving results is:
Vision + Knowledge + ACTION = Results
Does that secret ingredient leave you feeling dissatisfied? Were you perhaps expecting something more exciting and grand? The truth is, any results or success we seek only come through the disciplined and consistent application of action. We’re not talking about action that fills our time and causes us to appear busy, but rather specific actions that move us closer to our desired results.
Very often, this is the step that trips people up. If we’re honest with ourselves, we usually know the necessary action we should be taking to achieve the results we want. We simply need to be courageous enough to take the action we already know we should. We need to cause something to happen.
What results are you trying to achieve that could use a healthy dose of necessary action? You probably already know what action you need to take. So… when will you take it? Today would be a good day to start.
Don’t delay. Results await!