Getting what we want requires determination and not being afraid to actually go and get it. It’s all well and good saying that you want something, but if you’re not taking action to achieve it – then all you’re doing is making noise.
There are ways to get what you want, but it takes effort. Nothing worth having comes easy and if you really want something, then you need to know what steps you need to take to achieve it. You also need to come to terms that the bigger the thing you want – the more time, effort, blood, sweat and tears it will take to get it.
Below are 5 steps to get what you want.
Identify Your Goals
First you need to identify what exactly you want. You need specifics – there’s no point in being vague as it won’t come to fruition. Saying “I want to be rich” isn’t enough on its own. Instead you need to identify what you want to do to get you there. Having goals such as “I’m going to get rich by learning how to successfully invest” Or “I’m going to get rich by starting that website” Is a much better goal.
To go one step further than that, your reason for doing this needs to be bigger than just money. So you have to think of your Why and apply it to your goal.
“I want to learn to successfully invest so i can provide financial security to my family” Or “I want to create that website based on my passion because no one else is doing it as well as I can” Are much better reasons that just for the sake of money.
Identify the Steps You Need to Get There
Now you have your main goal sorted, you need to set actionable targets and shorter term goals to achieve it. If it involves starting a business then you’ll need to create a business plan, research target markets, create content, figure out your product/service, work out a budget and get cashflow etc.
You’ll need to identify key milestones along the path to achieving your main goal and the steps it will take to reach each one. Not only is important to have a carefully constructed plan to know exactly what you need to do, but it’s also great motivation as you see yourself reaching and passing all of the smaller targets.
Get into the Right Mindset
You can’t achieve your goal if your mindset isn’t focussed on success, positivity and the ability to learn from the inevitable mistakes you’re going to make along the way. You have to commit 100% to achieving what you want and you won’t do that if you don’t have the right mindset.
Check out this guide on achieving a mindset, geared towards success.
People aren’t going to have the same dreams as you do and the ones that do will be envious of what you’re trying to do. Don’t let them put you off your goals. Remember it’s solely on you to support your goals and dreams, you can’t rely on others to do that for you. Sure some will offer you support and encouragement but they won’t ‘get-it’ like you do.
For those who are envious, they might say things like ‘you’re crazy’ or ‘it’s never going to work’. These are not sentences aimed at you, they’re excuses they’re making to justify their own lack of action to themselves. Let them talk about how it can’t be done, while you’re doing it!
Learn from Failures
Failure is an inevitable part of life. but the only way to completely fail at something is to give up entirely. The important thing about failure is learning what went wrong and not repeating that mistake in the future.
Many people fail and throw in the towel – it’s not for them, or they’re not good enough. The thing that allows people to get what they want, is the ability to never stop chasing it. You have to be determined. You have to keep going on the days it’s the last thing you want to do. Eventually it will all be worth it – just keep you mind focussed on the end goal and eventually you will reach it.