The Law of Straight Lines
Is the fastest, smartest and easiest way to achieve any goal
“If you’re going to work hard to achieve a goal, you owe it to yourself to find the fastest, smartest and easiest way to get to the finish line.” — Gary Ryan Blair
GO RIGHT AHEAD and call me old-fashioned… but no matter how advanced or sophisticated we get as a society, I’m all in on the belief that the best things in life are free…and that the best strategies in life are simple.
By that I mean, simple to understand, apply, teach and share with others.
It was Archimedes who first articulated that the shortest path between two points is a straight line.
You have most likely heard of the Law of Straight Lines, it’s one of the basic principles of geometry.
Here’s a quick example to illustrate it’s meaning and significance.
If you want to go to New York City from Nebraska, you take the simplest, most direct route. You don’t go there via Siberia.
That’s the simple and obvious power of straight lines.
Anything you want in life is subject to this same law.
To find the shortest way to your goal, you have to know two coordinates — where you are currently (Point A) and where you want to go (Point B).
That’s it. Easy Peasy.
Execute the fastest and most direct route, and the object of your desire is yours…sooner rather than later.
Unfortunately, we humans have a tendency to over-complicate matters.
Instead of focusing on one course until successful…we allow ourselves to get distracted.
This results in lengthening the amount of time it takes to achieve your goals, not shortening.
Life is short and precious…we’re all playing a high stakes game of one and done.
You only get one bite of this apple called life…one life to achieve and enjoy everything you’ll ever do.
Which means…you owe it to yourself to find the fastest and easiest way to achieve success.
Lucky for you…you’ll never find a better strategy than the Law of Straight Lines.
Highly successful people throughout history have achieved big, audacious goals in the same number of hours a day that you and I get.
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Gary Ryan Blair is creator of the 100 Day Challenge…a radical approach to goal achievement that shows people how to achieve 10X size goals by applying the methods and best practices of growth hacking. Get all the details here.