The Power of the 3 Year Question


A common practice I like to do is ask myself a very powerful centering question:

“Who do I want to be in 3 years and what do I want to be known and/or famous for?”

I truly believe we have the potential to be world-class in specific areas of our lives. But it requires clarity, focus and commitment.

Answering the 3 year question helps us do 4 powerful things:

1. It helps you get clear on what you should and should not do and focus on. 

This is huge. Being clear on who you are wanting to become and what you want to be known for impacts everything, from your daily to do list, to the books and seminars you decide to invest in, to the people and mentors you choose to get around.

2. It helps you get from point A to point B when we are not sure what the big picture is.

You may not know what you want to be doing in 5-10-20 years from now. But if you can get clear on 3 years, that can be the stepping stone to what’s next. An example of this is, years ago I use to dream, visualize and desire to go from getting 200-300 people in a seminar room to getting 2000 people. I wanted to be known as a great event promotor.

With that clarity, focus and commitment I eventually was able to that. And being able to successfully fill large event rooms THEN led me to then making Jim Rohn an offer to launch Jim Rohn Int.

In other words, once I hit my goal of 2000 people, the equation changed. New opportunities presented themselves. I then shifted to a whole other path. Learning to create products, publishing books, being an agent, become an online marketer, etc. But it began with that 3 year centering question of how do I get 2000 people in a room and then with clarity, focus and commitment to go after that goal.

3. It helps you overcome resistance. 

Just this past week I was fighting off the flu. Well, with a packed schedule and an event coming up this weekend, I knew regardless I had many must to do’s on my list. My 3 year vision is pulling me! So I stepped back and decided that I would do my best to tap into the top 10% of my desire, goals and passion and in spite of not feeling great I would make things happen.

And I did. Because I tapped into my passion of what I’m wanting to become and accomplish.

4. It helps you make sure you are playing for the right things.

Nothing worse than paying a price that is too big for something you really don’t even want! The 3 year question helps clarify that your goals are worthy for the price you will be paying.

When you look at an athlete or that single mom or person fighting a major challenge and they push past all the adversity, its because they have that big enough why.

The answer to your 3 year centering question needs to inspire you, challenge you and pull you.

And its okay to not be 100% clear on what that answer is. If you keep asking the question often enough you will find the answer will always soon present itself.

You got this! Kyle


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