"...a single domino is capable of bringing down another domino that is actually 50 percent larger" -Excerpt from Gary Keller's The ONE Thing
When it comes to accomplishing goals, tasks, etc., are all goals completed created equal? I think we can all agree with an emphatic no. Making your bed is not the same as graduating from college, and washing your car is not the same as making a down-payment on the home of your dreams.
However, can accomplishing tasks provide energy to accomplish bigger, more difficult tasks? The answer to that is a surprising YES!
In Gary Keller's book titled The ONE Thing, he talks about "The Domino Effect".
"Each standing domino represents a small amount of potential energy; the more you line up, the more potential energy you've accumulated. Line up enough, and , with a simple flick, you can start a chain reaction of surprising power."
"In this instance, a single domino set in motion a domino fall (4,491,863 dominos in total! World record) that cumulatively unleashed more than 94,000 joules of energy, which is as much energy as it takes for an average-sized male to do 545 pushups."
In the video above, I talk about the idea that one two inch domino, if compounded 57 times, could reach something as big as the distance between the earth and the moon. This same exact principle applies to setting and achieving goals.
Start with your "lead domino". What is your lead domino for the day? What is the ONE thing, that if you got this thing done, everything else would be a bonus?
In determining what your lead domino is, and accomplishing it first thing, you will set yourself up for one kick-ass day! The same goes for long-term goals. What is the ONE thing you need to accomplish this week to accomplish your monthly goal? What is the ONE thing you need to accomplish this month to reach your three-month goal? And so on.
Thank you for joining us and remember,
"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." - Jim Rohn
"You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for two things- the people you meet and the books you read." - Greg Reid