The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone: Summary and Notes

To be successful, you must be willing to work 10 times harder (10X) than everyone else.

Dan Silvestre
8 min readNov 8, 2020


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The 10X Rule: Short Summary

The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone is a book on success. It argues that to be successful, you must be willing to work 10 times harder (10X) than everyone else. Cardone says that you should approach success as a duty, obligation, and responsibility. To be successful is the ethical thing to do. The 10X Rule is an excellent book that champions commitment as a way of achieving extraordinary results.

What Is the 10X Rule?

To be successful, you need 10X more effort and commitment than the average person. That is the assumption behind the 10X rule.

The rule requires that you act in a wildly different way than you have been doing to achieve your wildest dreams.

Success needs a grander mindset than most people have. If you are not yet successful, you have reason to suspect both your actions and thoughts.

Limiting the success that you desire is a violation of the 10X Rule. Be willing to overextend yourself to the point that others think it’s unreasonable.

Mistakes people make when setting goals:

  1. Mistargeting. Setting objectives that are too low
  2. Severely underestimating. It often takes more energy, time, and money than people are
  3. Spending too much time competing. Domination is the way to go
  4. Underestimating the amount of adversity. More problems than anticipated are likely to crop up

Why the 10X Rule is Vital



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