We’ve seen that RPM, unlike traditional time-management systems, shows you how to actually think in a new way, with a clear and consistent focus on the outcomes that are most critical to you; and it enables you to harness the emotional power behind why you want to generate those outcomes.
Once you know the exact result you are committed to achieving, and why you must achieve it, you are now in the state of mind to create the map to get there. Begin by asking yourself what action steps you must take to achieve this specific result. These steps are the basis for your Massive Action Plan or MAP — the ‘M’ in RPM.
Your MAP is the specific activities you must complete in order to produce the outcome you are committed to. Remember two things as you create this plan:
1. There are many ways to achieve a result. If one set of actions doesn’t achieve it, another set will.
2. Throughout your entire list of action items, a small number of them make the biggest difference in your ability to achieve your goal—20% of what you do in life makes 80% of the difference. In other words, most often, you don’t have to accomplish every action item on your to-do list in order to achieve your desired outcome.
For example, if your outcome is to plan an incredible, meaningful wedding that’s fun for you and all your guests, you don’t necessarily have to have every last napkin match the exact colour of the Oceania roses you’ve selected.
In fact, you may better achieve your outcome if you spend less time worrying about these details and more time focused on your friends and family!
Free yourself up by creating a lot of choices, and focus on those ‘must’ actions that will truly make a difference in helping you achieve the result you really are committed to.
Now you are ready to begin executing the steps of your plan and create the extraordinary life you want and deserve. Bring your passion and get started, and you’ll soon find that you’ve created an unstoppable momentum toward your ultimate destiny.
Time & Life Action Plan (MAP)
Now you are
ready to list the specific actions you need to take in order to achieve your
desired outcome or result.
1. What specific actions do I need to take in order to achieve this result?
2. What’s my Massive Action Plan or MAP?
Once you’ve made your Massive Action Plan or MAP, learn more strategies for getting time for what matters to you.