Accomplishment or Something Else

To produce accomplishment on a consistent basis, Market Force claims that you must bring equal quantities of intention plus the capacity for learning, and you must overcome what can get in the way depending on your Style.

The first two variables of this equation are intuitive – accomplishment requires your complete focus (intention) and an ability to eliminate what’s not working (capacity for learning).

The less intuitive variable is what gets in the way for each of us –  our blind spot – something that is different for all Styles.  

Let’s take a closer look.

  • For Controls, they will often confuse an idea with accomplishment.
    • So these are the people you know that, while watching a commercial for a new product, say, “hey, that was my idea!”
      • Great, what did you do about it?  That’s their blind spot.
  • Influences will often confuse relationships with accomplishment.
    • So you ask them how it’s going, they say, “great.”  Then you ask if they’ve gotten a contract, and they say, “ah, no, but I have another round of golf set up with the guy.”
  • Powers will often confuse replication with accomplishment.
    • The joke here is that if you go to a group of Powers and ask them how things are going, they will say “great.”  Then you ask, “are we making a lot of money?”  And they will say, “don’t know, but we’re really busy!”
  • And, finally, Authorities will often confuse reflection with accomplishment.
    • This means that they will over-think things, if they are not careful, to the point where others just simply move on without them.

So, in the end, as it relates to the accomplishment of your future, be ever mindful of your Style’s propensity to get pulled off track.

You may even want to enlist the help of others, because, chances are, you will be the last one to know when you are foresaking accomplishment for something else.

Distinguishing things in language gives us the opportunity to have more choices, and choices are a great thing.  So, here we go, we claim that worry is prayer for what you don’t want anyway.

Instead of creating a world of negativity in your own head, try to stop listening to your internal judgmental conversation about what you don’t want to have happen.  Easy to say, hard to do.  To the extent it’s possible, by understanding that if you continue to focus on what you don’t want to have happen, many times you end up creating that exact outcome.

About the Author / Travis Carson
Travis Carson
Travis Carson is the Founder of Market Force. Having learned the guiding principles behind Market Force at the age of 19, Travis has used the material himself to help run four different companies, before moving into a training and coaching role in 2008 in order to share the material with others. Travis is a former nationally ranked junior tennis player, a seven-time nationally ranked triathlete, a three-time Ironman finisher and the father of four children.