Of all the mental toughness strategies I’ve learned and taught over the past 26 years, this is one of my all-time favorites. The millionaires I’ve interviewed all agree on one thing: world-class success requires world-class focus, to the point where your goal becomes a healthy obsession you think about 24/7. This post is a personal example of how my wife and I used a classic mental toughness strategy to make a dream come true. We’ve used this strategy to generate millions of dollars over the past few years, and I have to admit that I’m still in awe of the idea that something so simple can deliver such powerful results. Watch this short video we shot from our boat in front of our lake house on Lake Lanier, identify what goal you want to use the strategy with, and get started. Please don’t overlook this strategy. You’ll be amazed at how it inundates your consciousness within a few days and gets you moving toward your goal like a thundering locomotive screaming down the track. You’re gonna love this!

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Steve Siebold
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.

12 thoughts on “Million-Dollar Strategy”

  1. Thanks for sharing this mental toughness strategy. Very helpful video! I will began to use this Million-Dollar Strategy with my business partner also.

  2. Two places I’ve found it breaks down is 1. when the vision is unclear or over time is disparaged and doubted, and 2. when the vision remains clear and expected but the daily actions – mental and external – aren’t executed and moving in that direction.


  3. This is powerful. I used to do this without really thinking about it and I realize now I accomplish all those things I set out to do. I will definitely start using this technique again.

    Great message…thx

  4. Curious did you visit the property on a regular basis and or use photo’s to tie in your visualization?

    What would be a good example in using a weight loss or fitness goal TRIGGER even if it was for oneself?

  5. I remember my first real experience with setting goals and writing them down. It was my freshman year in High School in Mr. Gunderson’s class. He had us write down 10 goals we would like to achieve. Then we folded them up are were to put them in our wallet and keep looking at them through our high school years. I kept those in my wallet for YEARS. It was all smudged up, torn and gross but I would look at them and put them back. Unfortunately I lost that paper sometime in the mid 80’s and I don’t remember all 10 but I do remember these.

    1. Get my pilots license … I did in 1981
    2. Run a Marathon (26.2 miles) … I did in 1993
    3. Parachute … I scheduled a jump in 1980 but got rained out, never did reschedule
    4. Play basket ball for John Wooden … who knew white men couldn’t jump!
    5. Move to California … I did in August of 1980

    I think the other 5 had to do with dating various females in high school, but don’t remember what they were… lol. But out of the 5 I’ve always remembered I completed 3, which I don’t know if I would have completed them without keeping them in front of me.

    What is your “DREAM” and time line you want to see come true?

    Mine? I have a pretty good idea, but I am waiting to go over this with Ali, my wife, after which time I’ll share with you.

    Great message, thanks Steve!

    Most Grateful,

    Ward D. Lyon

  6. Awesome video and awesome book! We bought a house on Cape Cod and named it “Visualize” after putting it on our vision board and thinking of it often. We now have a new mental trigger and it is the words GREAT ISLAND where we want to own our next house overlooking the ocean. That house will be named “Manifestation.” Thank you!

  7. Great answer and the truth you gave the painter, Steve! The internal game — Lake House – produced an external reality. Having that dream and sticking with it for 3 years shows one of the reasons you’re world class!


  8. Hello Steve,

    I am a Workshop Grad from late 1990s or so. I enjoy all of your posts and this one in particular. Thank you for taking the stand that you have. You are dead on about mental toughness and wealth building.

    Question for you: When is your new book coming out?



  9. “Mental toughness and critical thinking are about getting what you want.”
    Great summary, and thank you for the technique. My wife and I will infuse this in our practice of visualization. I do a lot of computer work, so I have a picture of the pool and backyard of the $10M home we will buy in January of 2012. Looking really forward to that view being what I see first thing in the morning. Thanks Steve, and keep up the great work.

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