What you'll learn in this article: The Rule that all successful people know.
Always move toward the target. Keep putting one foot in front of the other foot, and then do it again until you get to the target. Intention is 100%—method is negligible. When compared to intention, you don’t need method. Have a high level of intention—a focused goal—and you’ll get there. The method will show itself later.
Many years ago I was in Toronto and there were no flights back into the US, much less back to San Diego where I needed to get. The airlines were telling me it would be 5 days before I could get back on a flight. Now 5 days for me was not going to work. I asked myself what I was going to do. I had intention to get to San Diego. I went back to my rule—always move forward. Move toward the goal. Don’t stay put, but be a cause. Don’t sit in your hotel room, move forward.
I asked myself, if I want to get to San Diego what do I do? As soon as I got clear on my intention, moving toward it, the method showed itself. I realized they were still flying to Canada, so I got on a flight the next morning from Toronto to Calgary. From Calgary I got on a small flight to Vancouver. I simply started moving west toward my destination. I moved in the direction of my desired goal. Staying put wouldn’t get me closer.
As I moved toward my goal, I got excited. It became a game—how could I get home sooner than 5 days. Everyone was telling to stop, take it easy, relax, hang out in the hotel—but I wasn’t buying it. People were telling me it wasn’t safe to fly at that time, that I was insane for trying to travel with the situation, but I kept moving forward.
In Vancouver, I rented a car. I drove through the US border where there was a 3-hour wait and I was going to miss my flight in Seattle. So I ask the guy in the customs line if there was a shorter way and told him I had to get to San Diego. He said there was. There were thousands of cars lined up waiting hours to go through customs and this guy tells me if I went a few blocks over and take a left, I’d see a parking lot. He told me I’d need to buy something in that store and it’s a shortcut back into the line. It worked!
I got to the border without my passport but with intention. The custom agent hears me tell him my situation, and he lets me go through. This wasn’t luck. This was about intention. When you get your intention clear and always move toward it, lucky things will happen to you too.
So I’m driving to Seattle and what do I do? I hit the worst traffic Seattle had in 6 years—literally it was on the radio. So I miss my flight in Seattle but I drive down the coast and nearly run out of gas but make my connection in Portland. It took me 22 hours to get from Toronto to San Diego rather than 5 days—that’s a big difference.
Don’t worry about the details folks. Everybody gets hung up in the details—except successful people. Highly successful people don’t worry about the details, they trust the details will work out themselves. Don’t get hung up in the little pieces.
Always move forward.
Don’t let the odds, other people, problems, or planes stop you. Who can be successful? Anyone who moves forward to a clear goal. You’ll figure it out. Pick a target and move toward it. Don’t worry about what might happen.
Games exist when there are barriers and a possibility of gains and losses. You need that to push through. Your abilities will increase as you move forward and as your intention increases. You won’t see the depth of a person’s intention until there is resistance. Always move forward.
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Grant Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author, the #1 sales trainer in the world, and an internationally renowned speaker on leadership, real estate investing, entrepreneurship, social media, and finance. His 5 privately held companies have annual revenues exceeding $100 million. Forbes named Mr. Cardone #1 of the "25 Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2017". Grant’s straight-shooting viewpoints on the economy, the middle class, and business have made him a valuable resource for media seeking commentary and insights on real topics that matter. He regularly appears on Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, and MSNBC, and writes for Forbes, Success Magazine, Business Insider, Entrepreneur.com, and the Huffington Post. He urges his followers and clients to make success their duty, responsibility, and obligation. He currently resides in South Florida with his wife and two daughters.