Knocking out your toughest goals is all about momentum. The more you accomplish, the more success becomes a part of who you are. Pretty soon, everything you touch seems to turn to gold!
And no matter how busy you are, you can start gaining momentum in a BIG way.
How the “Quarterback Method” Helps You Create Momentum to Accomplish Your Biggest Goals
Like I said in the video, the last eight months have been crazy for my family as my wife and I tried to figure out this parenting thing!
And yet I was able to accelerate my progress rather than slow down. That’s a huge testament to how powerful the “quarterback method” really is.
What should you do now?
Now that you know how to build momentum to achieve your biggest goals using my “quarterback method,” it’s time to put it into action for yourself.
Step 2: Write the goal you’re working towards at the top of a new page. All your actions (below) should all be pointing towards moving this goal forward.
Step 3: Call your play. Underneath your goal write three to five things you can do today to get you closer to your goal. Remember, this is not a todo list of everything you need to do. This is a hyper-focused list of things to do today to get you one step closer.
Step 4: Execute your play. Set aside some time to work exclusively on this list. Even if it’s only 10 minutes, make it 10 minutes of extremely focused work. I typically set aside a chunk of time in the morning or evening (depending on the day), and also consult my playbook throughout the day when I have some spare time or just want to refocus.
Step 5: Keep your eyes downfield! There will be tons of distractions today. Your ultimate success depends on avoiding distractions and making progress toward your goal. My playbook is a great tool for helping me stay focused, and also keep me accountable. At a glance I can see exactly what I need to do to be successful.
Things to keep in mind
The “quarterback method” is all about taking intentional, focused actions every day. The result of a single day may be very small, but the aggregate result of this over time (even a short period like a week) is huge!
A couple common questions I want to address about using the “quarterback method” in real life:
What if I don’t complete my list today?
No problem. It’s actually pretty rare that I do every single thing I wrote down. That doesn’t mean I’m failing though. I’m still continuing to make progress every single day.
If I don’t finish my list for today do I just push them to tomorrow?
No. Not as a general rule anyway. One important reason behind making a brand new list each day is to intentionally create it from scratch. When you stockpile tasks that go undone the result is typically a list so huge you do nothing at all. By intentionally choosing tasks that fit with today (not some generic day from heaven) then you’ll have greater success.
This is awesome, but how does it help if I’m already out of time?
You’re right. The “quarterback method” doesn’t magically produce time from thin air. You still have to make time to do the work.
What this method does do is help you to be very intentional with your time and actions. If you do only have ten to twenty minutes one day, instead of wasting it because it’s so short you can take some steps in the right direction.
I’m fired up to share this method with you because it’s helped me accomplish so much over the last 8 months (the busiest and most sleepless of my life!).
I know there’s something awesome you’d like to accomplish in the next month. This will get you there.
Let me know in the comments below what you’re working on and how the “quarterback method” can help you out.