I underwent this thought process while driving this afternoon and realized how stupid-easy it is. The fact that I was able to change a reality that I had been experiencing for YEARS within a matter of MONTHS after simply tweaking the values in my daily routine truly was not rocket science.
In the diagram I’ve created above, you can essentially see your reality as the result of an equation that is composed of the variables “What you think”, “What you do”, and “How you react”. Although what you think ultimately effects what you do and how you react, all 3 of these factors can be changed in order to see dramatic results in your output.
If you want “RX”, being your reality in this case, to equal a different value, you must change the variables in (a+b) to do so.
The first step being defining what you want your result to be. Define RX then work backwards to figure out what you have to change in your current equation to get that value.
To do that, it’s important to figure out the current variables that are causing your current output. Once you figure that out, you can figure out what to change in order to get your desired RX.
My friend Justin (@projectentrepreneur) and I use this process often; reverse engineering. With a similar concept, understand that your current reality has the absolute possibility of doing a 180 the moment you figure the inputs that are getting you theses outputs that you call – “that’s life”. No, that’s YOUR life, and you cannot expect it to change if you’re putting in the same figures daily.
So CHANGE something! If you want to start your own business but don’t know how, you’re not going to get an RX of = “I now know what to do” by complaining about it. Add “research” to your variable daily and you will eventually figure out what to do. After you know what to do, change your RX again to “I have now gotten started”. Use the new information you’ve gathered from your research and plug it into your new variables till you get your desired RX.
Keep doing this and tweaking your desired RX till you get to the ultimate goal. Define your goal, break it apart into steps, change your routine, change your results. Rinse. Repeat. Boom, WinCity.