How to use 4DX method to achieve long-term life goals [infographic]

Wondering what the best plan of attack should be for some of your most audacious goals? Maybe you’re ready to start your own business, are saving for your first home or looking to finally pay off your credit card. When faced with such a large goal, it can be easy to get lost in the weeds along the way and wind up off track. That’s why utilizing the right system to keep you focused every step of the way is critical when it comes to successfully achieving your long-term life goals. One system, called the 4DX Method, helps you do just that.

How to use 4DX method to achieve long-term life goals

The 4DX Method focuses on four critical components of execution: focus, leverage, engagement, and accountability. Together, these components can help you harness more clarity, sustainability, and momentum as you work towards your goals. 

1. Focus

High-quality action comes from focusing solely on what must be done and stopping less important action items from derailing your progress. Your goals list might be a mile long, but to move the needle on any of them you must make the sacrifice of focus. It’s a sacrifice because you must commit to focusing on only what the 4DX method calls your “wildly important goals” and leave the rest.

2. Leverage

Rather than measuring success based on past performance, leverage predictive measures instead—the required activities that drive desired outcomes. For example, if your goal is to grow your business, instead of measuring success based on revenue earned—which is a measure of past performance—try tracking future activities, such as “secure X new clients each week”, that you must complete to contribute to business growth.

3. Engagement

Establishing a clear and compelling measure of where you are and where you need to go keeps you motivated and fully engaged in the path to your goals. Make it something you can see everyday to motivate you to keep going.

4. Accountability

Regularly assessing what you’ve accomplished and where you’re falling short allows you to proactively track your performance and course-correct when necessary.

How to achieve your biggest goals

When it comes to achieving your biggest goals, going in with a plan can help you stay focused and get you where you want to go faster and more efficiently. To learn more about the 4DX Method, this visual created by CreditRepair expands on each discipline of execution and how you can implement it in your own life according to your specific goals. 

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