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Our lives are strongly aligned with our perspectives, just like the concept of right and wrong, good and bad, right and wrong, success and failure. Similarly, success is also a concept that holds hardcore importance in our minds and lives. So we work, learn and unlearn and discover through our daily life experiences and habits, which indicate our life events such as success. 

We all have heard of concepts such as “no pain, no gain,” “hard work always pays off,” but we all have our measures of success, which make us wonder are we doing enough? How much effort is enough to be successful?  

 A massive success comes with a great amount of effort. Here the 10X Rule by Grant Cardone gives us a perspective on how much is needed, how much effort is good enough to achieve greatness. 

Wondering what this 10x Rule is? 

“10X rule is the holy grail for those who desire success by establishing the right levels of actions and thinking that guarantee success and ensure that you’ll continue operating at these levels throughout your career and the rest of your life”.

– Grant Cardone

It is the basic concept of putting in far greater effort and dedication than what we believe we can to accomplish greater success while ridding ourselves from mediocrity in our target. Setting achievable goals with minimum effort won’t land you near your dream success. It limits us from unleashing our true potential while bringing along the misjudgment of our capacity and resolve.

Imagine, does setting mediocre goals, and achieving the average, lead you out of your comfort bubble all your life? If life hits you hard, the repetitive pattern of underachievement can drive you down and below your current standing.

The concept of setting goals higher than what you believe you can achieve is the key to discover the unchartered areas and unshackle all that grit and talent which had not been known before. 

Here’s the lesson:

The greater you think, the higher you’ll soar: Set your aims ten times higher and put in ten times more effort needed to unleash your own extraordinary with much grander fulfillment. Small or mediocre goals don’t tend to entice us to do more, do better, achieve more, and reap greater satisfaction.

Accept/own control for everything:

Success is not a drastic outcome. It is a result of a repeated pattern of action. Mostly we do not set goals right. It requires accurate direction, immense dedication, apt and stirring enough objectives to continuously work smart towards a target from the start to the end.

  • We are far more capable than we think; what hinders our achievement is the limiting mindset that doesn’t allow us to step up towards progress and bind our actual value and potential, hidden under the reasons and justifications for not reaching the start and endpoint. 
  • All our goals involve hustling effort alongside time. So if all the time is consumed in worrying about how to make it big? We are likely not even to make it at all! Such chaos confirms fear, failure, and discontentment. Set your targets up high and aim for the stars, which helps you achieve more than you expected with all your energy and action. 


Grant Cardone states that “You will know you are stepping into the realm of massive action when you;

 (1) Create new problems for yourself and

 (2) Start to receive criticism and warning from others.”


The most common belief is we all start from thinking of obstacles and hurdles despite being aware that these are just hindrances and not permanent stops. All this locks up our entire will and process of progress, leaving us with excuses.


Most commonly, at some point in life, we do quite the opposite of the action required to start, plan or work, and go farther from success. We are not willing to make it to be an achiever while still wanting it so bad.  


Dreams start with a simple idea popping in our minds, but it takes responsible action to achieve it. Most people assume that working just the regular hours can get them to the dream accomplishment, and this is where most of us get stuck, without realizing to get even way ahead. We put certain actions and efforts thinking this might bring us to our dreams, but that’s plain mediocre action. 


Exceptional success requires enormous action. The incredible effort is the key to great success. Imagine putting extra action would let you reach beyond your estimated expectation? Self-discipline and the absolute grit to make it big are significant factors in reaching above and beyond the average and acceptable amount of hustle. Now how to measure if the hustle is enough to get ten times far than expected?

We have to set new glitches and mark new problems to overcome the barrier while taking actions to do more than average because it doesn’t land you to the greater heights of success. Aim for the moon and reach for the stars.

How do we assess if we are on the right track? Here’s when fear kicks in, whether what we are doing is enough while being on the right path. And this fear keeps you going, the fear to lag, fear to do more, fear to be better, fear not to miss a chance, and even that extra sleep might let time slip off your hands, that’s when you get out of your comfort bubble. And it pays off massively.

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