Maybe it’s landing that dream client you’ve been pursuing. Perhaps it’s increasing your monthly or annual sales. How about improving your level of customer service by following up with customers… Or receiving a promotion…. Or even starting your own business!
Whatever the goal is, you need to put some work into achieving the goal. The interesting part about the work/action required is that it doesn’t necessarily have to be BIG steps, but the steps need to be consistent.
Here’s where the Rule of 5 comes in. (I gained this simple, yet effective Rul
e from Jack Canfield’s book, “The Success Principles -Principle #23) If you do 5 specific things every day that move you toward your goal, would you do it?
A few things to keep in mind:
What is your specific goal?
What 5 “specific” things would you do every day to move you towards the goal? Reminder…..The 5 specific things do not need to be BIG, but they must be consistent.
Food for thought. Could you knock down a tree with one BIG swing from an axe? Not likely! Could you eventually bring down the tree if every day you took five swings at it with a very sharp axe? At some point, no matter how large the tree, it would have to come down. Do you agree?
Some of us may have the discipline to go out every day and commit to 5 swings to improve our sales numbers or service strategy. Others would tire and give up. What side describes you best? If you want something (Goals) bad enough and the goal is BIG, are you willing to apply the Rule of 5 in your business or sales routine to achieve the goal?
Have you applied this principle, or something similar? Why did you do it? If you haven’t what prevents you from giving it a try?