Please remember that this whiteboard animation is copyrighted: Words and concept by Michael Bolduc. Cartoons and video by Richard Duszczak of Cartoon Studio. http://www.cartoonstudio.co.uk
Here's the initial script for the Science Of Achievement video written by Michael Bolduc:
What is the quickest path from A to B - where you are now to where you want to B?
When Isaac Newton discovered the laws of motion, he discovered that objects in motion tend to stay in motion unless there is an opposing force -- just think of the law of gravity and when an apple hit Newton's head...
Success is not an accident.
You and I are bound by scientific laws that limit what we can or cannot do.
The Ultimate Success Formula is the fuel behind the Science of Achievement, and Step 1 of the Ultimate Success Formula is to know the answer to the question, "What do you really want?"
To move in the direction of your dream life, you must create in your mind a CLEAR well defined picture of your outcome.
For example, if someone threatened your life and said, "You better
The second step to achieving success is to ask, "What is stopping you from having it?", and there are only three things that stop people from achieving their goals:
A. They lack clarity about what they really want.
Number 2: They have inner conflicts. They take one step forward, but then take two steps back. Why? Because they have unconscious limiting beliefs, or conflicting desires and values that put them in a "stuck state". As a result, they feel like they are spinning their wheels going nowhere.
Number 3: They don't have a proven strategy to achieve their goal.
While many people set New Year's resolutions for themselves, University of Scranton research suggests that only 8% of those people actually achieve their New Year's goals.
Albert Einstein said, "Problems cannot be solved with the same mind set that created them." Which means, you need a whole new way of thinking to overcome those obstacles.
There are three paths to success.
The first one is called the "QUITTER PATH". The moment this person faces some major obstacle, they feel disappointed, or frustrated, and they decide to quit.
The second path to success is "TRIAL-AND-ERROR". Thomas Edison was a master of trial and error when it came to achieving success, (1000 attempts before the light bulb worked). The problem with this path is that it's an extremely stressful process, and it takes a long time.
The third path to success is called the "COACHING PATH". Which means, you find someone who's already achieved the result you want, and follow their proven strategy. The difference with the coaching path is that it's the EASIEST and QUICKEST way to achieve literally any goal you desire.
You have got to ask yourself, "Who's got the best strategy?" Find the best mentor, the best coach.
Knowing is not equal to doing. Think about it, have you ever learned something valuable, knew it was valuable, but you didn't consistently apply what you learned. Maybe you read a book, went to a success seminar, or got some really great advice... but, you never took consistent action?
Why is it that you can learn something valuable, know it's valuable, but still don't do it?
The answer is because we've all been taught this big fat lie - that knowledge is power. But knowledge is not power, it's only potential power. There is only one thing that gives you true power, and that's ACTION!
So, STEP 4 is to find the answer to the question, "What causes all action?"
According to Psychology Today, "Emotions exert an incredibly powerful force on human behavior. Strong emotions can cause you to take actions you might not normally perform."
"How good are you at controlling your emotions?"
Like Jim Rohn once said, "If you want to be successful, you've got to study success." In the same way, if you want to master the ability to control your emotions, you've got to study what causes you to feel the way you do.
Now, if you know your Outcome,
If you overcome your Obstacles,
If you find a Proven Plan,
If you take Massive Intelligent Action,
then your chances of success have increased by a 100-fold.
However, you can do everything right, and things still don't work out. You either get success, or sometimes you might get failure. So that brings us to step 5, "How do you handle failure successfully?"
The single most important quality of a winner is his/her ability to persist when they face failure.
You see, when you face failure, you have 3 choices:
You can quit. (Winners never quit.)
You can change your strategy.
The only way you can fail is if you quit. So, if you decide you will never quit, then there is no failure, there is only feedback. What that means is that you can always learn something valuable from your feedback, then change your strategy and your plan, and take appropriate action.