This is from the chapter on the Law of Consistency.
Maxwell repeats this phrase a number of times throughout the book: “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.”
And I LOVE (!) the image of discipline as the bridge between goals and accomplishments. Remember: We need to cross it daily.
Reminds me of my interview with Navy SEAL Commander, Mark Divine. As we discussed his mental toughness classic Unbeatable Mind (see Notes), he told me that SEALs need to earn their trident every day. The training and testing to become a SEAL is the most grueling on the planet.
But that’s only the beginning. Then they need to cross the bridge every.single.day.
The same is true for us.
So, let’s get specific here.
What do you need to change in your daily routine?
What’s the #1 thing you need to START doing that, as you build the habit of doing it DAILY will have the most positive impact on your life?
#1 +1 = ________________________
And, what’s the #1 thing you need to STOP doing that, as you completely (!) eliminate it from your life, will have the most positive impact on your life?
#1 -1 = _________________________
Here’s to cultivating the discipline to cross the bridge from our goals to accomplishments. Every.Single.Day.