We frequently let others determine our personal success. Is it the luxury car, the work-life balance, or the city loft that defines success? If we allow others to lead us, even cultural ideas of success can lead to personal failure.
The first step toward personal achievement is to figure out what you actually want out of life.
Why settle for the bare minimum once you’ve defined your success—your own, particular, one-in-a-million dream? Why not strive for greatness?
The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone begins before the beginning. That is, before helping you to success, Cardone helps you figure out what success means to you personally—not just as a businessperson. It’s natural for your ambitions to evolve over time.
“Success in your early 20s could imply something quite different than success in your 40s or 60s,” Cardone acknowledges.
Why not make that success extreme at every stage? After all, the difficult part is over. You already have an idea of what you desire. Why not get 10 times more of what you want?
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It is Your Responsibility to Achieve Success.
Cardone adds, “One of the most significant turning points in my life occurred when I stopped casually waiting for achievement and instead began to view it as a duty, obligation, and responsibility.”
So, what’s holding you back?
The culprits are frequent, yet they can be crippling:
- Lack of confidence in one’s own abilities
Why should others believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself?
The 10X Rule discourages you from being average or even winning. Rather, dominance is the goal.
One chapter begins, “Competition is for Sissies.” Another begins, “Burn the Place Down.” Going 10X is more than a catchphrase. Cardone, like a drill sergeant, provides inspiration and direction to help you break out of your box.
Only then, he claims, will you be able to achieve your goals and objectives in life.
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Have You Set Your Sights on Achieving Your Objectives?
Good. Set them a little higher. Cardone writes, “I feel that one of the key reasons why people don’t keep to their objectives and fail to achieve them is because they don’t set them high enough from the start.”
Fear and self-doubt have no place in the world of The 10X Rule. Other people’s slings and arrows shouldn’t slow you down, either. Personal empowerment and, certainly, conquering are central to the idea.
However, it is also a matter of accepting responsibility for your actions. Cardone never bribes the reader with arrogance. The reader is not inspired by the 10X Rule’s “charge blindly and the consequences will be damned” approach.
Cardone, on the other hand, approaches achievement with the knowledge that every one of us is unique. Each of us has our own definition of success. The goal is to put personal concerns and worries aside. And pay no attention to the skeptics.
Only then will you devote yourself to your personal goals. In fact, you’ll work 10 times harder to achieve your goals.
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Admiration Comes After Criticism.
“Sooner or later, the same individuals who were slamming you will be praising you for what you’ve accomplished,” Cardone writes.
You’ve undoubtedly thought to yourself, “I was right the whole time.” I wish I had kept to my original plan. Our ability to do the activities we know are right is hampered by self-doubt, anxiety, and uncertainty.
It’s much more devastating when people criticize our behavior.
Uncertainty and anxiety can hold you back, but other people’s worries can be far worse. You know that your friends, family, and coworkers are looking out for your best interests. It hurts a lot when people say, “You can’t.”
Stop limiting yourself by focusing on flaws that you and others can perceive. Instead, focus on your assets. And take advantage of them to the best extent possible.
You will succeed if you dig in by embracing big opportunities, taking risks, and going for 10X. You won’t be successful every time, but you will be successful on occasion. And as the victories grow larger, the failures will become smaller. And it won’t be long before people who said “You can’t” are saying, “I always believed in you.”
Success: You’ll Figure it Out Eventually.
Lean in for the win. Yes, The 10X Rule teaches you how to overcome your fear of failure and achieve greater success. But there’s more: the rule itself: “Do whatever it takes to arrive at a point 10 times more satisfying than you ever dreamed.”
This entails looking for new opportunities and taking on new challenges. It also entails taking risks and persevering through setbacks until you succeed.
To achieve so, Cardone proposes success strategies that a conservative businessperson could find weird. In other words, he encourages the reader to be irrational and even dangerous. “Being cautious forces you to do things cautiously,” says Cardone, “and there’s no way you’ll ever attain 10X activity levels by being cautious.
Is The 10X Rule a Good Fit For Me?
Is The 10X Rule a motivational speech? Yes, in part. However, it is a nice one from a professional.
But, beyond cliches, Cardone encourages you to consider opportunities—and yourself—in a new light.
He offers sound advice on how to avoid pitfalls. For example, don’t underestimate the cost of success in terms of both money and work. Going for a 10X result necessitates a significant amount of effort.
Exercises are included in each chapter to help you get into the right mindset. These exercises will assist you in your quest for self-awareness.
They assist you in identifying what is holding you back and encourage you to actively engage with the book’s content. You may also get The 10X Rule Workbook if you want to become even more involved with the main content.
Yes, in a word. This is most certainly the book for you.
You might have thought an entrepreneur, politician, athlete, inventor, or other successful person was fundamentally different from you if you’ve ever admired them. No, they aren’t. We all have limits, but we rarely put them to the test. We rarely go above and beyond to achieve ten times more. This book can assist you in getting started on the correct track.