Forcing the Result

ForcingTheResult I believe that it's always important to keep moving. Ideally we would always be moving onwards and upwards but even in those cases when you make the wrong decision, or the wrong move, at least you now have a new opportunity to make another, hopefully better decision. Stagnation is the worst thing for you. You feel guilty about the things you aren't getting done, you become paralyzed by the anxiety of making the right decision, and typically end up missing out on really great opportunities. But what are you supposed to do when you don't know what the next step is?

Force the Result

Sometimes you need to skip a few steps, or all of the them and just figure out what the goal is, try to produce that result in the most crude efficient way possible, and then work backwards to find out how you get there. Whether you are trying to figure out a business process that you need to outsource or a fitness and diet plan, sometimes the only way to move forward is to go in reverse.

This ties in with the concept of visualization, a proven method for helping you achieve your goals. Athletes, chefs, and even CEOs can visualize not only the end result, but the process of getting there as well. Michael Phelps says that he can see the beads of water on his face when he visualizes races in the pool. There's something to be said for having been there in your mind. Studies have actually shown that you can "practice" through visualization and it translates to improvements in the real world.

Whats Your Point?

When you find yourself tasked with overcoming a seemingly complex challenge and you really don't know where to start, but you accept my idea that progress begets progress and you just need to move one step forward, ask yourself...

WHAT AM I TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH?

I want invoices to be sent to someone every time I write an article...

I want to lose 50lbs...

I want to sleep more soundly...

Just as I explain with my fundamental on Organization, the limit can be your friend, work inwards rather than outwards, shift your perspective, and find your trail of breadcrumbs back to the present.