“Attack! Always Attack!” — Adolf Anderssen
While Superman is blessed with a number of superpowers which allow him to run faster than a speeding bullet…be more powerful than a locomotive…and give him the extraordinary ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound…your ability to quickly and consistently convert ideas into innovations, problems into solutions, and goals into results quickly is a superpower that you can, will and must exploit to your advantage.
Ultimately, it’s a choice between two options…you can spend the remainder of your life accomplishing small stuff slowly…or you can learn to upgrade your execution skills and achieve more in 100 days than most people will over the course of 10 years.
In Part 1 of this series…you learned the mindset you need to drive extraordinary results quickly, as well as “why” developing a massive sense of urgency is a mandatory condition for rapid goal achievement.
Because time is your most precious resource…I’m going to focus this final segment on the one key make or break strategy that will allow you to enjoy a lifetime of quantum leaps.
And that strategy is…
BECOME AN OFFENSIVE THREAT
The single best strategy for solving problems quickly, for creating radical results fast and for achieving your goals with supersonic speed is to…play a strong, relentless offense.
Teaching you how to play offense…more specifically, how become a formidable opponent, an unstoppable powerhouse, a lean, mean results generating machine that is so dominant and so superior to your competition…is what this message is all about…so let’s get down to business.
Strategy is defined as a plan of action intentionally designed to achieve a desired goal.
There are two and only two types of strategy…offense and defense.
Offensive strategy exists to advance your position, to score goals, to put points on the board…to win. Offensive strategy is proactive…it means playing to win.
Defensive strategy exists to hold ground, to prevent the offense or opposition from scoring. Defensive strategy is reactive…it means playing not to lose.
Without apology or sugarcoating…far too many people spend the majority of their lives deploying the wrong strategy.
They choose to play defense. They choose to resist change. They choose to maintain the status quo. They choose to lower their standards. They choose to settle for less. They merely exist and live a small fear filled life.
As a result of playing defense, they operate in a reactive, wait-and-see mode, constantly retreating, forever back pedaling and have very little to show on the highlight reel.
On the other hand, those that choose to deploy a strong, relentless and determined offense are constantly advancing, gaining ground, building momentum, proactively creating the conditions for positive change and achieving their goals.
As to why it matters…while there is always a time and place for defensive competitive strategy, a strong offensive competitive strategy is what separates high and low achievers.
Cultivating the ability to achieve goals quickly, effectively and creatively is a mandatory condition for success for the simple reason that great offensive skills will allow you to maintain control and live life on your terms.
Grand Chess Master Adolf Anderssen said it best…“Attack! Always Attack!”.
In Chess, the process of making the pieces move has received a special name. It is called the attack. The attack is an aggressive, proactive move meant to advance and strengthen your position, remove obstructions and weaken your opponent’s defense.
In life as in Chess…it’s not wise to be a passive player…to operate from a defensive position as you’ll be checkmated in no time and the game will be over.
CLOSE THE KNOWING — DOING GAP
While playing a strong offense may seem like common sense, I assure you that it is not common practice as perhaps the greatest conflict of interest in people’s lives…the Great Wall of China from a performance standpoint lies in the gap between knowing and doing.
The fact is, KNOWING what you need to do to accelerate progress and achieve your goals quickly is no guarantee that you will actually do it. Just look at your own behavior for incriminating evidence.
Knowing is not enough…it never has, nor will it ever be enough. I assure you that if it was…everybody would be skinny, happy and rich.
Confucius was absolutely right when he said over 2000 years ago…“To know, and not to do, is still not to know.”
That’s why perhaps the greatest challenge you will ever face in your lifetime is to close the gap between knowing and doing.
The faster you do it, the more deliberate your intent…the sooner you transform your life…and showing you HOW to close that gap quickly is the reason why I created the 100 Day Challenge.
While I can’t promise that you’ll be taller, better looking or have improved gas mileage as a result of using these resources… I can promise that what you’ll learn will help you to transform your life… and fast track all of your goals.
Posted on March 26th, 2018 by Gary Ryan Blair