“One of the major differences between successful and unsuccessful people is that the former look for problems to resolve, whereas the latter make every attempt to avoid them.”
– Grant Cardone, The 10X Rule
Grant Cardone’s, The 10X Rule, focuses on the importance of setting goals that you actually have to work for, rather than “shooting for average.”
Think, “shoot for the stars, land in the clouds.”
Some key takeaways from the book:
· Set outrageous goals
· Give it your all to achieve those goals
· Success and failure happen because of you, not to you
When starting anything new, the most common advice you’ll get is “take things slow” or something else around the lines of “baby steps.” Cardone challenges this concept by explaining that you should be hit the ground running and give the task your all; until you get where you want to be.
What sticks out most throughout the book is the importance of setting bigger goals. The truth is, whatever goal you set will determine your actions to get there. Meaning, if your goals are low, you will stop once you reach them and you will only ever be average – but if your goals are high, well, the sky’s the limit.
Cardone explains that the best way to reach those goals is to obsess over them until you complete them. He uses children as role models for this because of how often they obsess over certain toys until they get them.
“when you’re obsessed with achieving your goals, you’ll face your challenges with extreme action.”
Finally, he explains how you’re the ultimate reason for the successes and failures that you experience. Your actions will determine whether or not you reach your goals, and at the end of the day, if you fail, it’s nobody’s fault but your own.
Set your goals higher and work hard to reach them. You won’t get to the top if you aren’t aiming for it.