Personal Success: Speak the End at the Beginning

Rev. Nate Carr, Olympic Bronze Medalist

Rev. Nate Carr, Olympic Bronze Medalist

One of my favorite people in the world is my former coach Nate Carr.  As a former Olympic Bronze Medalist in wresting, Nate is a true inspiration to people worldwide, both as an athlete and a person.

One of the great lessons that I ever learned from Coach Carr was to “speak the end at the beginning.”  That is, to focus on where you are going and where you want to be instead of where you are currently.  Having been around some of the most successful people in the world, I can tell you that without exception, the ultra-successful spend the majority of their time thinking, speaking and focusing on where they are going.  Their energy is placed on things that will get them closer to what they want to do, what they want to have and who they want to be.

Brian Tracy refers to this as “back from the future thinking.”  Simply picture where you want your life to be in 5 years from now, and then work backwards to develop the plan that you will need to get there.  Break the 5 year plan into one-year increments and the one-year increments into short-term monthly goals.  Before you know it, you will have become the person that you want to be.  You will have the things you want to have.  You will be doing the things you want to do.

Regardless of how your life has turned out up to this point, you can change things in an instant.  And that instant can be right now.  Focus on where you would like to be in 5 years from now, then decide that you will do whatever it takes to get there.

And like I learned from Coach Carr years ago, have fun during the process.  If you want to be a champion, yet you are not one yet, begin to act and smile as though you are.  If you want to be wealthy, but you are currently broke, focus on the feeling you will have when you become rich.  If you want to have the perfect job or own the perfect business, but you are currently unemployed, focus on the joy and freedom that you will one day have when you are doing what you were always meant to do.

All of these things are easy to do when you have confidence in your future.   When you know where you are going.  When you make the decision that failure is not an option.  When you decide that you deserve success.  Regardless of where you are, consider today your new beginning.  5 years from now, when your life is perfect in every way, what will it look like? That is your end.  Now speak the end at the beginning and focus on where you are going.  Your future is now certain!

You were put here for a purpose, you are greater than you realize and your future will be filled with unlimited opportunities when you decide to become unstoppable.

Be Unstoppable!


Mike Mason, author of Unstoppable Success, is the Founder of Unstoppable Business Consulting, The Elite Training Center and the Clinic Director of The Chiropractic Care Center.  He is considered one of the nation’s premier experts on business and motivation and lectures on success to sports and business groups.  He is reported to be the future of business consulting.

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