Use The 20x Rule To Stay Motivated And Inspired

The "20x Rule" is simple: when you do something good for yourself, your family, or your career, consider how rich your life would be if you did it 20 times instead of just once.

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Pamela Slim, writing at Escape from Cubicle Nation, suggests the rule specifically in terms of business: if you reached out to one new lead, imagine what would happen if you reached out to 20? The rule can also apply to your personal life. For example, if you're trying to motivate yourself into a new workout routine, imagine if you worked out 20 times this month instead of just once.

Pamela also makes the important point that all of that work takes time and effort that you may not have, or may have to build up to. If you get results quick, you're lucky, but for most of us it's more reasonable to stay motivated and keep pushing than to just flip a switch and be more productive. How do you stay motivated to do more and better things? Share your tips in the comments.

The 20x Rule [Escape from Cubicle Nation]


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