‘Activity without purpose is the drain of your life’
When we want to achieve something we set ourselves targets, or what are more commonly know as goals. I am sure like me, many of you will use the SMART(ER) principle or something similar. However, after listening to a video by Tony Robbins I found myself questioning if I do all I can in order to achieve my goal/s? In short, no. Why not? Because I have not put enough value on trying to achieve the goal/s. I didn’t fully commit to ensuring that the goal/s would be reached and more importantly, I did not formulate a plan on how to achieve the goal/s. In the video I watched Tony Robbins talks about the 5 Cs, a process to use in order to achieve an outcome. One element of this was ‘Creating a RPM plan’. Whilst all of the other elements of the 5 Cs are as equally important (especially No 5 – Celebrate. I am sure that we do not celebrate every time we reach a goal; right?) I will soley concentrate on ‘Creating a RPM plan’
So what is a RPM Plan? In a nutshell it sets out the following:
- Results – This our goal; our focus.
- Purpose – This is what drives us; why we want to do it.
- Massive Action Plan – This is what we are going to do; a MAP.
RPM is a thinking/focusing process that allows you to concetrate on what you really want. The deeper that you think about what you want (goal) the better the result. In order to achieve this RPM Plan, you have to ask yourself the following questions:
- What do I really want? This is where we figure out the outcome. What do we want to achieve? By all means use the SMART principle at this point, but make sure that the goal you set is what you really want to achieve.
- Why do I want to do this? What is exiting about what I want in order that I want to achieve it? Note: this is what you want, not what you would like to do. A want is much stronger and therefore will drive you harder and get you more focused.
- What do I need to do in order to achieve this? This is where the execution process derives from. Where you MAP how you are going to achieve your results (goal). This is where you figure out what you must do in order to reach your outcome (goal).
So what am I trying to say?
Whilst goal setting is a great way of setting targets, if you really want to achieve your outcome, try and focus a little deeper. Ask yourself the 3 questions above. When you ask yourself these questions it will allow you to really think and focus on your goal and more importantly how and what you are going to do in order to achieve it.
If you want to look into the 5 Cs further, here is the video that I watched by Tony Robbins.
Have a fit and healthy day