Dear High Achiever:

Is there an area of your life where you would like to make a monumental shift, massive improvement and transformation?

I bet there is.

When I ask this question at a seminar, a workshop or to anyone, I inevitably get one of five answers.

1. Money - finances

2. Health - lose weight

3. Relationships - strengthen or get one.

4. Spirituality

5. Time - more for what you want

Try it yourself. Listing your priority items is a good self-evaluation exercise to do right now. You may find that you’ll have a similar answer to the ones I get. (Feel free to email your answers - especially if its not one of the ones listed).

My response to the list is usually something along the line of… “Wow! That’s interesting. So what has been holding you back? And why haven’t you made significant gains in that ________?” (Fill in the blank.)

The response I get then is usually one of these six:

1. I don’t know.

2. I’m too busy.

3. I haven’t really focused on it.

4. I plan to start next week. (Or soon, or some day.)

5. I don’t know how. (Ever hear of Google?)

6. It’s not that important to me. (Then why did you mention it in the first place?)

I appreciate and actually empathize with every one of these answers. The truth and the reason why I can relate, is because I used to have the same ones. But -

These are all lame answers.

They are merely excuses.

Let’s face it: I’m certain you know that most of what you need to change to transform your life is available to you. I also think intuitively you already have the answers.

FYI ACTION IDEA: You just need to make it a priority … get a plan … and then take action, right?

Here’s help: I’ve got a strategy. I like to think of it as my Success Acceleration System for making significant gains in any area my life. I’ve been using it since July 7, 2003. And it’s become the foundation for creating the Best Year Ever! Program.

If you exercise you may have heard of the technique known as HIIT. It’s the acronym for High Intensity Interval Training. It’s mostly used to maximize fat burning during cardiovascular exercise. I’ll give you the Wikipedia definition to simplify the explanation. “A HIIT session involves a warm-up period, several short, maximum-intensity efforts separated by moderate recovery intervals, and a cool-down period. The period of alternating effort and recovery intervals typically lasts a total of 15 minutes”.

So let me ask you a question. If you could exercise with intensity and focus for only 15 minutes, and get the same or better fat burning results as you would exercising at a moderate pace for an hour, which would you chose? I would guess 15 minutes.

Cool, right?

Here’s what’s cooler: The same principle applies to every other area of your life.

With all of the distractions and commitments you and I have during the course of a day, month and year, it’s easier to focus intensely on area of improvement for short increments of time. That is precisely why the Best Year Ever! Program is strategically designed to help you focus on one area of your life for 30 days.

I like to see results from my efforts fast. It makes me feel good. It also lets me know a particular strategy is working, fast. And if it’s not going to work, I also want to know that, fast. Make sense? That way I can move on to another strategy or tweak my existing one until it works.

This can be applied to your finances, business, relationships, spirituality and every other area of your life. If you’ve identified one or more areas life where you would like to see massive change, try focusing on it in highly intense intervals, like 30 days!

You can accelerate you success starting right now, if you make a decision and take action.

Go Out and Make This Your Best Year Ever!

Author's Bio: 

Eric Taylor is the Chief Inspiration Officer of and founder of New Jersey based Empowerment Group International. He delivers more than 100 energized and interactive keynotes, workshops and seminars each year to corporations, associations and tradeshows. He is the author of the Energy Passport, Co-creator of the Best Year Ever! Success System and Co-author of The Complete Sales Training Encyclopedia. To get complete details about Eric’s background, his products and services, visit Eric Taylor’s Blog and review Eric Taylor’s Profile.