Yesterday I read another helpful book from a favourite author of mine – Brian Tracy. It has an interesting title – Just Shut Up and Do It: 7 Steps to Conquer Your Goals. It was a very fascinating read as it gave me insights into reasons why people, in general, fail to achieve their dreams.
How to Get What You Want?
One of the major reasons why dreams do not materialise is the lack of clarity. Most of the time we get too clouded with a lot of things that we fail to focus on determining what is it that we really want in life. For sure there may be myriad desires we want to accomplish in life – to be successful, wealthy, happy, fulfilled or maybe famous. Well, all these are possible. But how do you achieve all these? How to get what you want?
Clarity: Define What You Want
First, you must define your version of success, wealth, happiness and fulfilment in order for you to achieve them. What do you think is ‘success’ for you? What is ‘happiness’ for you? What is ‘fulfilment’? Your answers to these questions should be tangible, specific, measurable and clear. How much successful? How wealthy? How happy? These then become your own clarity. A vision that is achievable because they are clear to you.
“If you’re absolutely sure about your vision or goal then every decision is going to be easy.” – Brian Tracy
The good news is – if you have the clarity or a clear definition and picture of your dreams, you have 95% chance of success according to research. Therefore, be clear on what you want and you will get it.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve! – Napoleon Hill
Isn’t it amazing? So what is the next step?
The second big reason why people do not materialise their dreams is – the Lack of Action!
For me, this is the bittersweet part. Most of the time, taking action is scary especially when you know that taking action entails change. Change can be uncomfortable in the short-term especially because it can also affect other people that may be dear to you.
However, if you stay focus on the long-term benefits, the happiness and the end vision you have decided to achieve, it should propel you to looking beyond the obstacles and limitations.
Taking action means going after what you want and get it. Create a plan for it. Then do it. Do something every day that will make you closer to your dreams.
Remember that dreams don’t happen overnight. You have to make time for it. You have to be flexible in achieving it. But your vision stays clear. Regardless of adversities, never give up until you take hold of your aim. Take responsibility for your dreams of turning it into a goal and take action.
I hope I am able to impart to you another insightful piece today. It is never too late to want what you want and to do something about it. As long as we are alive, there is a way to live and achieve.
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Read these Books (via Amazon):
- Tough Times Never Last, Only Tough People Do – by Robert Schuller
- The 8th Habit – by Stephen Covey
- Eat That Frog – by Brian Tracy
- How to Get What You Want Faster Than You Thought Possible