The Predictable Outcomes IQ Matrix explores four critical factors that predict, determine, and influence the amount of progress you are able to make in any given area. These four factors include your ambition, your level of competence, your social circle, and your habits. What this essentially means is that you are where you are in your life right now based on the strength of your ambition, on the knowledge and skills you have acquired, on the people you have chosen to associate with, and on the habits you have repeatedly indulged in. Your life, is, therefore, how it is today because of the choices you have made in each of these areas. If that doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy, then maybe, it’s time to make a different set of choices.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of this map:
- AMBITION: Your life is a direct reflection of your level of ambition. This branch provides you with guidance on how to become a more ambitious person. Moreover, it presents a series of questions that will help you start setting more ambitious goals.
- COMPETENCE: Your life is a direct reflection of your level of competence. This branch provides you with guidance on how to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to accomplish your ambitions. Moreover, it presents a series of questions that will help you develop competence in the right areas.
- PEERS: Your life is a direct reflection of your social circle. This branch provides you with guidance on how to connect with people who will challenge and keep you accountable. Moreover, it presents a series of questions that will help you connect with people who will support you on your journey.
- HABITS: Your life is a direct reflection of your recurring habits. This branch provides you with guidance on what habits to develop that support your ambitions and align with the skills you desire to learn. Moreover, it presents a series of questions that will help you develop optimal habits in key areas of your life.
Use this map as a reference guide and reminder tool to raise your expectations and standards of performance in each of these areas. Use the map as a gauge of what you need to do to set higher level predictable future outcomes for the attainment of your goals.
Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these principles into your subconscious mind. Only in this way will you develop optimal habits of mind and patterns of behavior that will transform how you think and feel in various situations.
A mind map does this beautifully because, as you are trying to establish new habits of thought and behavior, it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information, thereby, rewiring itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s the perfect tool for creating lasting change and transformation.