The S.A.M Formula for Success
Hi this is Conor Grace here again. Today I will be sharing with you the formula for success.
It goes by the Acronym of S.A.M which means: Skillset, Action, Mindset = Guaranteed Success
Becoming successful in anything takes time and energy. But it doesn’t have to be complicated, follow these straightforward steps and success will be yours!
The Right Mindset
Simply put, our mindset is just the collection of thoughts and beliefs we have.
From this, everything is created. For example: If you believe life is only about pleasure, your focus will be on attaining pleasure.
The funny thing is, this is a contradiction.
By constantly chasing pleasure, we don’t focus on the other important things in life. This ultimately leads to dissatisfaction and therefore, a lack of pleasure.
This is why positive thinking can inhibit your success. By focusing on the “positive”, we make ourselves feel better temporary. But all we are really doing is avoiding our reality.
“I work in a job I hate, but at least it pays the bills!” - That is just denial.
Remember, what we resist, persists.
That’s why a healthy mindset is one that consists of:
1. Beliefs that truly benefit you and others. Not just for the moment, but for a long time.
2. Thoughts that are realistic, responsible and powerful
What do I mean by that?
Realistic: Think about what is really possible given your experience and current situation. If you’re currently making $20,000 per year, you’re probably not going to be able to earn a ten million in 12 months.
Thinking you can will only lead to disappointment, discouragement and will potentially put you off when setting future goals.
Instead, focus on a goal you KNOW you can hit. Not too big but not too small. This way when you achieve it, your confidence will be boosted, and you be able to achieve a bigger goal next time.
Responsible: Take one hundred percent ownership for your life! With great power comes great responsibility, but it works the other way too!
Bad things will happen that we have no control over things. But we always, always have control over how we respond. By accepting this, we become responsible.
Powerful: Think of how powerful you are a human being. The most sophisticated, incredible being in the known universe.
Know that, whatever anyone else has done, you can too. Draw on what you have done in the past as a form of empowerment and motivation.
Anything is possible.
The Right Action
What is the right action, you ask?
My question to you is, what are you trying to achieve?
Whatever it is, there is always a straightforward way to it. All you need to do is break it down into bite-sized steps.
This is a process called Reverse Engineering. This is where you deconstruct a big goal into incremental milestones. By completing each consecutive milestone, you will automatically reach your target.
Maybe your goal is to make $100k this year, lets reverse engineer and see what you need to do to hit this.
$100,000 divided by 12 (months)
=$8,333.3 divided by 4.3 (weeks)
=$1,938 divided by 7 (days)
=$276.8 per day
This is your target that you must hit every single day if you want to make $100k. Now that you’ve seen this example, I invite you to take a moment and reverse engineer your biggest goal.
You wouldn’t happen to have a few minutes to become clear on your goal, would you?
Once you have your step by step guideline in place, it's time to get to work! Execution is the catalyst to any great progress, without it, you’re just fantasising.
How can you execute day in and day out? - By creating habits
Habits are the key drivers for most of our actions, both positive and negative. Although they can be hard to form, it is an investment well worth making.
Start by arranging your schedule in the same way each day, this will train your subconscious mind to follow this routine automatically.
Suppose you’re trying to lose weight and need to have a strict diet plan, do this. After waking up and going to the restroom, go straight to your kitchen and cook all the meals you are eating that day.
This will take some time to get used to. But eventually you won’t even have to think about it! Once the habit is established, it would actually take more energy NOT to do it.
The Right Skillset
Different skills are needed for different goals. Take the goal of earning $100k for example, you must have a skill set that can earn you a good living.
Whether that’s a salesman or a lawyer, you’ve got to be competent to get paid! This is dependent on your ability to get the job done, and to what standard.
What skills do you need to get the job done at a high standard?
This can be tricky to concisely answer this question, so once again reverse engineer your job into segments. If it's still too vague, divide those segments into smaller parts.
These are your pillars of competency.
Once you know these, it's your duty to become a master of each pillar. Ask yourself this question: “What is the one thing I can do to master this?”
Now that you have a list of key skills you need to perfect in order to be a master in your field. Practice makes perfect, now it’s time to get practising
Sometimes big goals can be daunting. Knowing whether you’ll be successful or not can be hard to gauge.
There’s no doubt it will be hard at times, but don’t overcomplicate it for yourself.
Strick to this formula and you can’t help but be successful.
But be warned. Just because this is a straightforward process, doesn’t mean it’s an easy one.
Are you committed to your success anyway?
Thanks for taking the time to read this article. I hope you enjoyed it and learned something. If you did, make sure to implement it right away!
Until next time.
Go out there and create your own success!