Everyone wants to do something truly great, but few actually do. Why is that? By setting ‘reasonable’ goals for success, are we really setting ourselves up for failure? What will it take to push ourselves toward the big win?
In his upcoming book, “Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success,” Larry Weidel refines strategy from winners of all walks of life into five powerful tactics. Preview one below, and set yourself on a track to success with this new book, available 20 October.
Follow the Rule of Three
If you want to win, you have to play the odds, and not let failure frustrate you into giving up or playing small. You do this by refusing to do “just enough.” You overdo by generating three times the opportunities you actually need.
I like to use a baseball metaphor to explain the rule of three. The greatest hitters of all time, people like Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, or Lou Gehrig, only got a hit roughly one out of three times they went up to the plate. That means they failed 2 out of 3 times, but are still considered the best at what they do.
Similarly, when youʼre trying to accomplish anything great, two out of three times it will likely go wrong. So make sure you have at least three rock-solid possibilities for every positive outcome youʼre trying to achieve. This way, youʼre giving yourself the best shot at succeeding by making sure the odds are in your favor.
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