People are funny. Most of us dream of being happy, fit, and rich. But do most of us do more than wish? How many of us are truly “willing?”
Willing to make the necessary sacrifices.
Willing to leave the person or source of our unhappiness behind.
Willing to carve out 20 or 30 minutes from our busy days to exercise to become fit and feel better about ourselves.
Willing to explore (legal) ways of earning money outside of our day jobs.
Not many of us take action steps beyond wishing. But if you don’t take that first step toward your goal you have no prayer of achieving anything.
Here’s a look at your 3 step process to getting what you want from life and business…
1. Find your true motivation
What is it that you truly want? Now ask yourself, “why?” Then keep drilling down with “why” until you reach the core sentiment; that raw heap of emotional or psychological attachment compelling you to wish for whatever it is you’re wishing.
“I wish I made more money.”
Or, “I wish I was in better shape.”
Answer your “whys” honestly and keep asking them. How many “whys” should you ask? As many as it takes until you reach that Neo moment from The Matrix and say, “whoa.” That’s when you’re onto something.
2. Map it
How will you obtain what you want? Can you break it down to dummy-proof steps or daily tasks? Will your journey require a lifestyle redesign or making more lists to get things done?
You should also identify people that are in a position to help you on your quest or, better yet, how can you help others in their quests along your way? (You’ll reap massive rewards here).
Do you know anyone that is the person you want to be or has the things you want? Have you picked their brain or are you letting that golden opportunity pass you by? If you talk to someone who has “been there, done that” you can learn to avoid potential snags along your journey. That’s working smarter not harder.
To get what you want in life you have to do more than wish or ask. You can have anything you want but you’ll have to commit to an action plan. Then you need to take those action steps toward your goal(s) each and every day.
It doesn’t matter that you’re tired. It doesn’t matter that your favorite TV show is on; if it doesn’t serve your end game then be willing to push it aside.
No matter how many times you fall down, fail, flop, or get ridiculed for your dreams you will keep going. That’s all there is to it. You’ll just keep stalking-down your dreams like a Terminator; sent from your future to the present to kick yourself in the ass.
Surround yourself with people that already “have.” Invite like-minded people along with you on your journey. The idea is to create an environment that helps align you with your goals. Do your best to shake off the people that shoot down your ideas, especially if they rarely accomplish or set goals of their own.
It isn’t easy to make sweeping changes but it’ll feel amazing when you’ve progressed.
Invest a few minutes now asking yourself a few “whys” to discover your wants. Continue to ask “why” to each answer until you’ve drilled down to the root of what you truly want. Then be willing and excited to continue on the wild ride ahead.
I know that I’m enjoying the ride.
Care to join me?