You probably read that title and thought, Everything I desire? This guy’s full of shit.
Hear me out.
Everything you desire (yup, everything!) can be achieved in just 4 steps. Yes, there’s a bit of elbow grease involved—quite a bit of it—but if you commit to the process, there are very few reasons why you can’t lead the life you want to live.
This is what we teach and systematize at Project ATLAS: commitment. Disciplined commitment allows us to collapse time and achieve goals that would normally take 1 year or longer in just 90 days.
Interested? Read on.
Step 1: Know what you want.
What do you want out of life? Seriously, what the hell do you really want?
I’ll talk with men who say they want more out of life, but when I ask what “more” looks like, I’m met with just a blank stare. I can’t help them map out a plan if they don’t know where they want to go. The map would lead to nowhere, and fast.
Before you get to the “how,” it’s imperative that you know the “what.” So write down what you want. Make a list, create an outline, draw up a mind map—whatever floats your boat. Just put it down on paper.
And leave no area of your life unturned. Think about what you want in your relationships, career, fitness, hobbies, and every other nook and cranny of your life. Remember: the key to achieving everything you desire is first to know exactly what you desire. Then, you can get into the nitty gritty.
Step 2: Get detailed.
Once you understand what you want, break down the details.
Use these questions to get you started:
- What do you want your relationship with your partner to be and feel like?
- What type of connection do you want with your kids? How much time do you want to have with them each day?
- How much money do you want to make? How many hours do you want to work each week? How much freedom do you want to have at work?
- How do you want your body to look, feel, and perform?
- Where do you want to spend your time outside of your family and work?
A great way to quickly start answering these questions is to write out your perfect day. This is the day that you’d live over and over again every day for the rest of your life—without deviation. Think Groundhog Day, minus the ability to influence the day’s events.
Outline what your perfect day would look like in as much detail as possible. Consider what time you’d wake and go to sleep, what you’d wear and eat, who you’d be with, and what you’d be doing. Also think about “background information” like where you’d be living (state, city, house type, etc.) and working (career field, position, office location, etc.). Think of the day as a puzzle—it can’t be put together without all those tiny, multifaceted pieces.
Once you can express what it is you truly want, you can start to work toward it. Will it all come to fruition right away? No. But how you start will set you up for success. This is where Step 3 comes in.
Step 3: Set up accountability.
Even before you start working to achieve everything you desire, I encourage you to find a coach, a mentor, or an accountability partner. I’ll use the term coach for simplicity’s sake.
I can hold myself accountable! the typical male-ego voice says indignantly. I’ve got my shit together this time. I’m laser-effing-focused!
I hate to tell you, but no one gets to an elite level on their own. Professional athletes, badass business owners, savvy executives—they all have advisers. Even basketball legend Michael Jordan had a coach, manager, brand consultant, financial advisor, and more. If the best of the best need coaches, then so do you.
Why? As men, we reach a point where we subconsciously start sabotaging ourselves. Maybe we feel that we aren’t worthy and don’t deserve what we have or want to have. Maybe we struggle with pressure and have a very real fear of self-destructing under it. A coach helps us deal with all this. They keep us on track as they direct, support, and hold us accountable.
Action = Results
Action + Accountability = Massive Results
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Step 4: Follow the plan.
You’ve identified what you want. You took the time to be specific. You found a coach to hold you accountable.
Now, execute your plan. Commit to it—wholeheartedly.
If it truly matters to you, then do the work set in front of you.