I want to talk about a principle that’s critical to success that I’ve never heard anybody talk about. It’s the fulcrum.

The next word that Todd Saylor introduces to us in this course is “Fulcrum”. The definition of “fulcrum” is: “a point on which a lever rests or is supported and on which it pivots.” The fulcrum is the point of balance, the pivot point, the midpoint between two extremes.

Right now, you are doing something that you can use as a fulcrum in your life. You might not realize it yet, but what you’re doing right now can lead to all kinds of things if you just change your perspective a little bit.

Let’s say you have an idea for something that you want to do but don’t know how to get started—that’s where a fulcrum comes into play. You need to find a way to create leverage for yourself so that your efforts will have more impact. You need something that sets off chain reactions that lead towards achieving your goal. That’s how it works: One little thing leads to another; one person leads to another; one conversation leads to another; one comment leads to another; etc.

Things happen all the time without our even realizing it, and this is due in large part to the existence of fulcrums in our lives! We just need to learn how to identify them and make use of them so we can achieve our goals more easily.