Fo realz...hitting goals and milestones you set for yourself is not magic.
Some people think it is. Some people think there’s x-factors that make some people more successful than others. It’s not. In fact, it’s simple.
All you have to do is put in the work each day. It doesn’t even have to be a beast mode type day everyday. Just do something each day that moves you towards your goals. No matter how big or how small, keep moving forward. Even slow progress is better than no progress.
But in reality when you keep this mindset, it’s not all slow progress. You’ll have beast mode days, you’ll have snail pace days, and you'll have solid productive days. It’s all a part of the process.
A Simple Process To Hit Goals
Did you hear about the Seinfeld strategy - his method of becoming one of the greatest comedians ever? His strategy was writing every day. Simple.
In an interview he said the way to be a better comic was to create better jokes and the way to create better jokes was to write everyday. But his advice was better than that. He had a gem of a leverage technique he used on himself and you can use it to motivate yourself—even when you don't feel like it.
He revealed a unique calendar system he uses to pressure himself to write. Here's how it works - he gets a big wall calendar, big enough to get a whole year on one page. For each day he writes, he puts a red x in that day. After a few days, he has a chain of red X's. His only job after that is to not break the chain.
And Then He Pulled A Rabbit Out Of His Hat
Ahh a look into his magical system - wait a minute - it’s just a calendar? That’s it? And you put a red X on it. Cool. That’s for sure not magic.
And probably the most important advice he gave:
"Don't break the chain."
This is where some secret sauce comes in. There’s just one rule when it comes to the chain - don’t talk about the chain (haha j/k - fight club, get it? no, not funny…ok moving on)
The rule is: don’t break the chain.
He didn’t tell himself to put a red x only if the joke is funny or only if he did this for an 1 hour a day or only if he has to practice it in front of friends.
It was super simple goal - write everyday. Simple work.
I love it, it makes sense, and tracking your habits was a big influence on the making of Snowball Workbook. Of course the workbook is much more of a system that has a structure to help you hit your goals. What Seinfeld used was more of a habit tracker.
What Seinfeld's Snowball Workbook Would Have Looked Like
So it got me thinking - if he did use the Snowball Workbook, what would his look like? I imagine something like this:
I think it would look something like that.
Tools For You
Holding yourself accountable for all the actions, to-do's, habits, and goals you want to track is imperative to progress and growth. It's a core part of the system that makes up the Snowball Goal Planner.