Figure Out What You Want, Then Take Action
The first step in getting what you want is being clear about what you want. Statements like “I just want to be happy” are useless because they do not include a specific goal or a specific method.
Now, if I said I want to be happy by finding a partner then I would be able to start strategizing how to go about achieving what I want. I could tell my friends if they know anyone to introduce me to or I could join a dating service.
If I said I want to be happy by improving my living conditions then I would know I would have to find a job that would give me higher earnings so I could improve my living conditions.
In essence the clearer we are about what we want the better we arm ourselves with ways to go about getting them.
Once we know what we want we then must take action. We can’t allow procrastination (read fear), insecurity or low self-esteem get in the way of taking a step. Again, here is where a strategy really becomes essential. Having a plan of action keeps us moving in the direction of the final goal.
Now if you temper finding out what you want and creating a plan of action with recognizing and appreciating who you are and what you have then you have it made.
The combination of being present, thankful and knowing where you want to go makes you a winner no matter what.
The below post by Martha Beck further expands into the how to go about finding out what you want and how to get it.
Please read on.
Four Steps to Aha!: Figure out What You Want
By Martha Beck
Figuring out what you want in life enables you to break free of any hindrances.
Here’s the truth: People who get what they want tend to be the ones who make the effort to know what they want…Continued