STEP THREE: Planning for the Unexpected
While you’re identifying your key action steps and forming a plan to tackle them, you MUST begin to plan on all the obstacles that will pop up – and alternate plans to work through them.
If you want to be a pop singer, my first question is do you weigh 130 pounds or less as a woman and 180 pounds or less as a guy? If not, you have just taken a tough field and magnetized yourself to failure.
If you aren’t thinking about the CUSTOMER and what THEY WANT TO BUY, you don’t get success.
Your success is ALL ABOUT SERVING PEOPLE.
The more people you serve and make happy (or the equivalent), the more successful you will be.
Here’s a good way to do this: consider one step of your plan. Think about the complications or obstacles that will or can arise from taking that step. Then come up with additional steps you can take to overcome those complications.
Example: One step of your plan involves getting your music out to the public. You decide that getting a job singing at a local club that will give you some good exposure. Dandy.
But what will happen if you can’t get a local singing job? By thinking ahead, you can come up with alternate plans, such as building a website with audio clips of your music, gathering other musicians together and renting a space to hold an informal musical event for your community, or researching local establishments that have open-mike nights.
You need to appear before thousands so hundreds will buy your album.
You don’t have to give this stage of planning an excessive amount of thought.
Too many goals are easily derailed and dreams crushed when obstacles appear and the goal-seeker doesn’t know what to do, so they do nothing. They give up. Don’t let that be you.
The Power of Beliefs
Beliefs aren’t everything but they are so important that people ram airplanes into buildings filled with innocent people because of them…
It took me almost a million years before I figured out that I could change my beliefs or strengthen them by choice.
Beliefs matter…beliefs shape how success and failure will happen, or whether they can happen at all.
Believe that you can visualize it, get a good feeling about it, be grateful for it and watch it materialize = Failure rate approaching 100%.
Add action to that equation and the failure rate approaches 99%.
Follow the proven results in this series of articles and you can turn that around and have a Success/Achievement rate approaching 100%.
Why the almost 200% divide?