Why do some people seem to get what they want out of life while others do not? There are several common actions you can take to get what you want out of life. If you understand these actions, you can increase the likelihood of getting what you want.
Start getting what you want by taking the following actions:
Identify what your want. Just because you’re unhappy with your current situation doesn’t mean that you know what you want. It only means that you may want something different that what you have. In the book “Put Your Dream To The Test” by John Maxwell, he discusses ownership of your dream, is your dream truly your dream? Make sure what you want belongs to you and not passed down by your parents, spouse or significant others.
Make what you want to achieve a priority. Do you really want a million dollars, healthy lifestyle or to be an entrepreneur? Or would you rather watch Friends reruns and eat Doritos at night?
Focus. It’s never been easier to get distracted or forgetful than it is right now. Modern life is full of digital distractions. Our ability to focus has never been lower.
Prepare for the grind. Even the most prestigious accomplishments are a grind 99% of the time. Consider a professional basketball player like Kobe Bryant. There are plenty of stories of Kobe staying after a Friday night game and working with a coach all night long until practice time on Saturday morning.
Focus on the process, not just the results. Obsessing over your weight isn’t the key to getting slimmer. As a matter of fact, it has the opposite effect without a process. The key is the adoption of systems and habits that will help carry you to your goal.
Plan for your success. “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
"I don't much care where –"
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go.” - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
It’s imperative that you know were you’re going and have a clear concise plan to get there. Creating a plan brings clarity. Clarity creates focus.
Life is frustrating and challenging. It can be especially frustrating when nothing seems to go your way. Know what you want and have a logical plan to achieve it. Have the patience to wait for the results to arrive. Prioritize and expect that the path will be monotonous most of the time. You can do it.
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